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  • Dementia overtakes heart disease as biggest killer

    July 17, 2017 4:30 PM 12

    Dementia is now the most common couse of death in England, overtaking heart disease, according to new data released by Public Health England (PHE). PHE published the 'landmark' Health Profile for England last week, which showed that between 2001 and 2015, death rates from heart disease and stroke has halved for both males and females. Over the same time period

  • Welsh scientists identify Alzheimer's genes

    July 17, 2017 3:49 PM 10

    Dr Brown said such findings helped to show researchers where to focus their efforts in the search for new, effective treatments. The researchers from Cardiff University received funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Welsh Government and Alzheimer's Research UK. They identified the two genes, which were not previously considered candidates

  • Berkshire Medical Center Asks MNA Nurses To Not Strike

    July 14, 2017 11:55 PM 19

    Staffers at Berkshire Medical Center have asked the hospital’s unionized nurses not to strike. The Berkshire Medical Center’s Executive Committee sent a letter to hospital staff asking unionized nurses to stay on the job, the same day Massachusetts Nurses Association members walked out of Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Berkshire Health Systems says it gave the MNA its “best and final

  • Church must join sexual health education campaign

    July 14, 2017 5:03 PM 17

    Koforidua, July 14, GNA - The church has been asked to give strong support to the promotion of sexual health education. Ms. Golda Asante, Eastern Regional Technical Coordinator of the Technical Support Unit of the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC), said it should help provide the people, particularly the youth, with access to adequate information about their

  • When Parents and Doctors Disagree on What Futile Means

    July 14, 2017 2:36 PM 19

    He's only 11 months old, but Charlie Gard commands an army of the impassioned that numbers in the hundreds of thousands and includes a Pope and a President. This online platoon, including 350,000 people who have signed a petition on his behalf, is rallying behind his parents' singular mission--for Charlie to stay alive. A far smaller but equally committed

  • Parents of sick UK infant storm out of new court hearing

    July 13, 2017 12:12 PM 8

    LONDON — The parents of a baby with a rare disease returned to a court in London on Thursday, hoping for a fresh analysis of their wish to take the critically-ill child to the United States for medical treatment. Charlie Gard’s parents disagree with Britain’s most famous children’s hospital on how best to care for the 11-month-old with a rare genetic

  • Unanimous Advice To FDA: Approve Landmark CAR-T Cancer Therapy

    July 12, 2017 10:02 PM 11

    The first ever approval of a new kind of cancer immunotherapy called CAR-T is one step closer. A 10-member panel of doctors and researchers who advise the Food and Drug Administration recommended with a rare unanimous vote that the agency approve a treatment for kids and young adults with a severe form of leukemia who have run out of other options. The therapy

  • Ghana aims to end TB with a new diagnostic technology

    July 11, 2017 5:20 PM 10

    Accra, July 11, GNA - Ghana aims to end Tuberculosis (TB) and it related lung diseases by 2030, with the introduction of a new sophisticated diagnostic technology known as the Genexpert by the end of the year. Dr Frank Bonsu, the Chairman of the 20th Conference of the Union Africa Region on Lung Health, which is currently underway in Accra, said the new technology

  • Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced

    July 11, 2017 2:01 PM 13

    An inquiry will be held into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister has confirmed. A spokesman for Theresa May said it would establish the causes of the "appalling injustice" that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products from abroad that were infected with hepatitis

  • Prospects for antimalarial drugs heightens

    July 10, 2017 9:50 AM 13

    Scientists have discovered a new way to slow down malaria infections, providing a possible new target for antimalarial drugs. The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new antimalarials – an important step in the battle against drug resistant malaria. When malaria parasites invade red blood cells, they form an internal