Student, 22, who was diagnosed with blood cancer at 14 is now thriving

Student, 22, who was diagnosed with stage four blood cancer at 14 is now studying for a master’s at Oxford after beating the killer disease Amelia Brown became fatigued and suddenly lost weight in October 2010 Was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma on April 15, 2011 Endured six months of chemo on top of two weeks of radiotherapy  Told the […]

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Tanning addict, 50, claims an ‘APP diagnosed her with skin cancer’

Tanning addict, 50, who rented a sunbed for her spare room every winter claims an APP diagnosed her with skin cancer ‘after two doctors dismissed her unusual mole’ Susanna Hancock would lay under a sunbed twice a day for an hour at a time Downloaded app SkinVision in January, warned her mole was ‘high risk’ Diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, […]

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Childhood respiratory disorders may be diagnosed with a smartphone

Automated cough analysis technology incorporated in a smartphone app could help to diagnose childhood respiratory disorders, according to a study published in the open access journal Respiratory Research. Researchers at Curtin University and The University of Queensland, Australia, showed that a smartphone app had high accuracy (between 81% and 97%) in diagnosing asthma, croup, pneumonia, lower respiratory tract disease and […]

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Recent plateauing seen in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has plateaued during the last eight years, while the incidence has declined, according to a study published online May 28 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Stephen R. Benoit, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues calculated the annual prevalence and incidence of diagnosed diabetes (type […]

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Only about half of elderly newly diagnosed with ALL receive Tx

(HealthDay)—Almost half of elderly patients newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) do not receive treatment, according to a study recently published in Leukemia & Lymphoma. Christopher Kim, M.P.H., Ph.D., from Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, and colleagues analyzed Medicare ALL data from 2007 to 2015 to describe patient characteristics and treatment patterns among elderly patients (≥66 years) newly […]

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Woman diagnosed with rare blood cancer after buttock implants

Buttock implants could cause rare blood cancer: Study reveals first EVER account of a possible link just weeks after health officials blamed breast implants for 9 deaths and 457 illnesses A new study reveals a middle-aged woman who got textured gluteal implants was diagnosed with ALCL a year later ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma) is a cancer of the blood […]

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Athlete’s hopes are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE disorders

Netball scholar’s dreams are crushed after being diagnosed with THREE conditions within a year that have left her unable to walk Letchen du Plessis’ hip ‘popped’ while playing netball in May last year Endured surgery and 10 months of phsyio but still struggled to walk MRI scan revealed her hip bone was dying due to a lack of blood supply […]

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