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13
Apr 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Expert urges Covid patients and NHS staff be screened for post-traumatic stress

A leading psychiatrist has warned that “all the dials are pointing the wrong way” in relation to the nation’s health, raising concerns of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among NHS staff and patients in the aftermath of the pandemic. Dr Adrian James, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has called for an urgent plan to…

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13
Apr 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Study finds link between alcohol and reduced risk of developing cataracts

A British study has found that people who consume up to 14 units of alcohol a week have a reduced chance of developing cataracts, especially if they drink red wine. The researchers believe antioxidants found in wine could help to explain why moderate drinkers have up to 23 per cent less risk of having to…

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13
Apr 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

High levels of testosterone in men linked to increased melanoma risk

Researchers have found that men with high levels of testosterone have a greater risk of developing the potentially deadly skin cancer. Cancer Research UK, who funded the study, have said that in the UK, one in 36 males and one in 47 females will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer in their lifetime. They added…

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13
Apr 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Breakthrough drug combination can heal damaged jawbone caused by radiotherapy

A study has found that people with debilitating jaw fractures caused by cancer treatment could be spared risky surgery by a breakthrough drug combination which heals damaged bone. Radiotherapy to the neck and head, used to treat nose, throat and tongue cancers, can lead to problems with blood vessels connected to the lower jaw, sometimes…

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13
Apr 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Pioneering AI scanning technique being used by NHS to detect hidden heart disease

The NHS is using artificial intelligence to treat patients at risk of a heart attack. Oxford University researcher say CaRi-Heart can locate minor problems undetected by routine scans, identifying scarring and inflammation in the lining of blood vessels that supply the heart. The machine, which the NHS hopes will benefit up to 350,000 patients every…

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13
Apr 2021

Section: Medical Negligence

Thousands of NHS patients to benefit from home-based cancer treatments

In a drive to save NHS patients from repeat hospital visits, thousands are to be offered cutting-edge cancer treatments in the comfort of their own homes. Specialists nurses from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester are currently offering at-home immunotherapy and chemotherapy treatment to around 250 patients a day. The service is deemed to…

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