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Archive for March, 2014

Personal breast cancer drugs hope after gene study

“Personalised” treatments for breast cancer are a step closer, according to research scientists at Cardiff University.The scientists used gene technology to compare and contrast specific genetic errors in particular types of mouse breast cells. They were able to replicate “almost the entire spectrum” of aggressive breast cancer coming from one cell type. It helps understanding […]

Urgent action needed over weekend doctor numbers

With the weekend coming up Health Direct again warns- hospitals in the UK have a fraction of the number of doctors on site at weekends as they do during the week. On average, doctor staffing levels at weekends were only 16% of those during the week. The figures also showed a difference in terms of […]

Smoking bans cut asthma and premature births by 10%

Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health, an international study in the Lancet suggests.Researchers found a 10% reduction in premature births and severe childhood asthma attacks within a year of smoke-free laws being introduced. A research team analysed 11 previous studies from North America and Europe. The Royal […]

Pet cats infect two people with TB

Two people in England have developed tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.The two human cases are linked to nine cases of Mycobacterium bovis infection in cats in Berkshire and Hampshire. Both people were responding to treatment, PHE said. M. bovis is the bacterium that causes tuberculosis in cattle, known […]

Overweight seen as the norm warns chief medical officer

Being overweight is increasingly seen as the norm, England’s chief medical officer warns. In her annual report on the state of health, Dame Sally Davies said this was concerning, pointing out many people did not recognise they had a problem. Parents of overweight children were also failing to spot the signs too, she said. Dame […]