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Cancer patient takes part in clinical trials, hopes to help

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:25:42 GMT

In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, medical assistant Leena Amphornphong takes Phyllis Peterson's vitals during an appointment at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. less In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, medical assistant Leena Amphornphong takes Phyllis Peterson's vitals during an appointment at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash.

Teen dies weeks after marrying sweetheart

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:28:22 GMT

Doctors said last month that Dustin Snyder had only weeks to live. Wasting no time, he proposed to Sierra Siverio several days before the ceremony.

Ding dong! The Obamacare Tax Penalty is(n't) dead

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:59:50 GMT

On Dec. 22, President Donald Trump did indeed sign a sweeping tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax penalty by zeroing out the fines. Not so.

Could blood and urine test be used to diagnose autism?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:19:51 GMT

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Brokenshire backs calls for new NHS approach to experimental cancer treatment

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:53:56 GMT

Former Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has voiced support for Dame Tessa Jowell's calls to allow cancer patients to be free to take the risk of undergoing more experimental treatments on the NHS. The Old Bexley and Sidcup MP, who returned to Parliament on Tuesday after undergoing surgery for lung cancer, said it was time to "challenge the thinking" around ways to treat the disease.

What the papers say - " February 24

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 02:33:29 GMT

The Sun says the 60-year-old's diagnosis came after routine tests were carried out when he went for a flu vaccination. Tomorrow's front page: Stephen Fry reveals he had surgery for prostate cancer after aggressive tumour found when he went for a flu jab Fry's revelation is also carried on the front of the Daily Mirror , alongside coverage of a vote by MPs in favour of opt-out automatic organ donation.

Stephen Fry announced the condition in a video on his website

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:54:05 GMT

Stephen Fry has received warm wishes from famous fans after he announced he had undergone surgery for prostate cancer in a plea for "men of a certain age" to get themselves tested. The 60-year-old TV presenter and comic announced on Friday that he had his prostate removed in January and that "it all seemed to go pretty well".

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:24:56 GMT

U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week - 1 out of 16 - were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu also dropped, to 39 from 43. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they're cautious about saying the flu season has peaked but called the downturn encouraging.

Why millennials should care about Medicare right now

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:40:37 GMT

This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website Medicare provides basic health care to one out of six Americans, most of them 65 and older.

23 more flu deaths reported in South Carolina

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:16:06 GMT

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday that the latest deaths bring the total in the state to 151 deaths since the flu season started in October. DHEC says more than 17,000 people were hospitalized with flu last week.

Leading liberal policy group unveils - coverage for all' plan

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:39:04 GMT

A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all. Called "Medicare Extra for All," the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, would provide a path toward universal health care coverage.

MP tells of daughter's death from breast cancer during Commons debate

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:09:34 GMT

An MP made an emotional Commons speech as she urged colleagues to join together to prevent any breast cancer deaths by 2050. Karen Lee's voiced cracked with emotion as she recalled an exchange with her daughter Lynsey Taylor, who died from breast cancer aged 35. Labour's Ms Lee told the Commons: "I used to say to her 'I've had so much of my life, more than you, I wish it could be me'.

Investigational Therapy May Change How Urinary Tract Cancer is Treated

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:24:41 GMT

The cancer is called upper tract urothelial carcinoma . It affects the lining of the kidney and the ureter, the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder.

Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:38:43 GMT

It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Health Secretary Shona Robison

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:44:17 GMT

Funding of A 90,000 has been announced for research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of a little-understood illness that blights the lives of at least 20,000 Scots. ME, sometimes known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is a debilitating neuro-immune disease which causes symptoms including profound fatigue and cognitive impairment.

FluMist set to return for next flu season

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:22:35 GMT

Flu vaccinations may become painless again. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted Wednesday to recommend, once again, that FluMist, the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, be used during the 2018-19 season.

The drugs do work - " study suggests antidepressants are effective

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:51:54 GMT

Led by researchers at the University of Oxford, the study aimed to clear up lingering questions about the efficacy of medicine to treat acute depression in adults. Through examining trials involving nearly 120,000 people, including patients taking 21 commonly prescribed antidepressants, the research found all the drugs were more effective than a placebo.