Archive for September, 2016
Dementia patients admitted to hospital in England play “Russian roulette” with their health, a charity is warning. The Alzheimer’s Society said it had found “shocking” evidence of poor and variable care during its review. The report, based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, found problems with falls, night-time discharges and readmissions, and said standards needed […]
Posted: September 20th, 2016 under Dementia, Health Direct, Mental Health, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Alzheimers, dementia, Health Direct, mental health, National Health Service, NHS
A new gene therapy technique is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient’s body attacks and kills them, US scientists have discovered. The technique causes the tumour cells in the body to self destruct, giving it the name ‘suicide gene therapy’. Their research found a 20% improvement in survival in patients with […]