Mother dies of cervical cancer after missing just ONE smear test

‘She only missed one smear test’: Mother dies of cervical cancer less than 18 months after she skipped a routine screening Carly Gorst was told she had a four-inch tumour in her cervix in December 2017 Endured surgery, chemo and radiotherapy but the disease became terminal Died in her husband Craig’s arms just a week after their wedding  e-mail 1 […]

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Breakthrough as urine test could lead to early diagnosis of prostate cancer

A simple urine test could save lives from prostate cancer, according to new research supported by the Irish Cancer Society. Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to pick up prostate cancer. Studies have so far shown the test to be 70pc more specific for prostate cancer compared with […]

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Bimekizumab Demonstrated Long-Term Maintenance of Complete or Almost Complete Skin Disease Resolution for Psoriasis Patients in BE ABLE 2 Extension Study

Brussels, Belgium – 2 March 2019 – UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, presented positive data from the Phase 2b BE ABLE extension study of bimekizumab in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, which showed nearly all BE ABLE 1 responders completing 60 weeks of bimekizumab treatment maintained complete or almost complete skin clearance. The results are the longest-term data so […]

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Important recall at Aldi: metal parts in the several dining-ice products found

Callback started: In different varieties of Aldi ice cream metal insert parts Different flavors of ice cream that were sold at the food-Discounter Aldi, could possibly contain metal parts. The manufacturer calls the Ice-cream. The information suggests that the products concerned have been taken in the meantime from the sale. The affected product was withdrawn from sale In total, five […]

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Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not under control and could continue for another year, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview on Friday. “Let’s not underestimate this outbreak,” he said. His outlook was less optimistic than that of the director general of the World Health […]

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'I feel better in myself' – Grandmother loses four stone in five months for the sake of her three-year-old grandson

A Dublin grandmother has lost four stone in five months after deciding she needed to get fit to be able to play with her grandchild. Christine Farrell (49) says she knew she needed to lose weight when she couldn’t play under the table with her three-year-old grandson AJ. “He has loads of energy. I’m under the table now with him. […]

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‘I would have died without STARS’: Heart attack patient thankful for fleet’s new helicopter

The Alberta government announced the purchase of a new $13-million helicopter to help replace the aging STARS fleet on Saturday in Calgary. STARS Air Ambulance was founded in the 1980s and many of its 11 choppers that are in use today are part of that original fleet. “They are now legacy, which means they don’t make them as they are […]

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'I've more confidence now than I did before' – meet the young woman who lost a leg through cancer; and gained a new modelling career

A young woman who had her leg amputated last year is preparing to step out on the catwalk in a glamorous new modelling career. 22-year-old Bernadette Hagans from Belfast went through the trauma of losing her leg in October after being diagnosed with a rare cancer. She had to learn to walk again using a prosthetic limb, and now, less […]

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