One in six cancer patients struggle to get their drugs

Cancer drugs are NOT reaching the patients: One in six sufferers have faced an NHS block to treatments that are recommended by their doctors, report warns The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London has authored the new report They found 16% of patients have faced problems getting recommended drugs Specialists say the sky-high price of modern drugs are at […]

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Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in six questions

Groundbreaking app detects a child’s risk of asthma in just SIX yes or no questions App – called PARS – asks about wheezing and if the child’s parents suffer Score of zero-to-15 estimates if the youngster will suffer by seven years old Avoids the need for blood tests, which are used to diagnose the condition  e-mail 1 View comments A […]

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Boy to celebrate his last Christmas after he is given 6 months to live

Schoolboy, 11, to celebrate his last Christmas after he is given six months to live following inoperable brain tumour diagnosis just two weeks ago Reece Probert, from Staffordshire, seemed perfectly healthy just last month His mother took him to his GP when he developed a limp and then a slur  Scans two weeks ago revealed he has a rare aggressive […]

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Researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients in six subgroups

Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments. “Alzheimer’s, like breast cancer, is not one disease,” said lead author Shubhabrata Mukherjee, research assistant professor in general internal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. “I think a good drug might fail in […]

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