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  • Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial

    June 3, 2017 4:00 AM 29

    A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown "very promising" results in women in the advanced stages of the disease. It shrunk tumours in around half of women who took part in a small trial. Researchers had only been testing the drug to see if it was safe for humans to take, but found it had an almost instant clinical effect. It is hoped the drug could

  • Patient death linked to lack of beds at London trust

    May 31, 2017 9:25 PM 29

    A patient died after being refused a transfer to a major London teaching trust due to lack of beds, it has been revealed. Michael Brennan died in October last year after being refused an emergency transfer to Westmorland Hospital due to a lack of beds at the site. The 80 year old’s death has prompted a coroner to warn University College London Hospitals

  • Food allergies revealed: Could YOU be suffering from the most common?

    May 31, 2017 3:13 PM 29

    FOOD allergies and intolerances seem very common, but new research finds the number of people diagnosed is few, and the most common type is not what you’d think. New research has investigated how common food allergies actually are, and which is the most common. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, discovered that only 3.6 per cent of people

  • You will NEVER believe how many calories are in Nando’s houmous

    May 31, 2017 12:20 PM 21

    THE amount of calories in Nando’s houmous will shock you. For years, nutritionists have been touting the benefits of houmous – the chickpea dip beloved by Brits. The Nando’s peri-peri houmous contains an astounding 800 calories – equivalent to eight chicken wings. Comparatively, the brownies and Choc-O-Lot cake at Nando’s only contain 385 calories and 535 calories

  • Brexit expat pensioners 'may cost NHS millions'

    May 31, 2017 12:24 AM 11

    Tens of thousands of expat pensioners may return to the UK to use the NHS after Brexit - unless a deal can be done to let them keep receiving care abroad, a think tank has warned. The Nuffield Trust estimates the cost of treating them - on home soil, rather than abroad - could double to £1bn. Currently, the UK gives about £500m a year to EU countries

  • Prescribing beta blockers following heart attacks 'may not prevent mortality'

    May 30, 2017 3:01 PM 10 4

    Beta blockers prescribed following myocardial infarction may not prevent mortality, according to a new study which puts current NICE guidelines into question. Researchers, led by a team from the University of Leeds, looked at data collected between 2007 and 2013 from nearly 180,000 English and Welsh survivors of acute myocardial infarction without heart

  • Brazilian Newborn Trying to Walk Immediately After Birth Surprises Netizens

    May 30, 2017 1:22 AM 15

    A video posted on YouTube has gone viral as it shows a baby born in a Brazilian hospital trying to walk just 20 minutes after birth. The video shows the baby held by a midwife and she comments that the baby is trying to walk while she is washing him after birth. The video has surprised many people but medical experts suggest that this is quite normal

  • Soroptimists rise to the 50th challenge!

    May 28, 2017 11:58 AM 8

    To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Barry and District Soroptimists, president Jackie at the recent AGM, issued a special challenge to club members. Groups and individuals were challenged to undertake an act of service which incorporates the number 50. The first group, led by Kay Thomas, to respond to this challenge did so by collecting 50-plus

  • Staff give advice on stroke prevention and treatment at Basildon Hospital

    May 27, 2017 7:04 PM 10

    STAFF at Basildon Hospital who care for stroke patients met with visitors to explain about stroke prevention and treatment. As part of Stroke Awareness Month, therapists, nurses and dietitians ran an information stand at the hospital with advice on how lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of a stroke, how to spot the warning signs of a stroke and therapies

  • Woodbridge community unites for Dementia Awareness Week

    May 27, 2017 1:41 PM 11

    Seckford Almshouses hosted a series of free talks and advice as part of Dementia Awareness Week, May 14-21. People in Woodbridge have come together to learn more about dementia through a series of free talks hosted by the Seckford Almshouses during Dementia Awareness Week, May 14-21. Cathy O’Brien, Deputy Head of Care and Dementia Champion at the Seckford