Health News

Nearly half of U.S. smokers not advised by doctors to quit

Too few American smokers are advised by their doctors to quit, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D. “Forty percent of smokers don’t get advised to quit,” Adams told The New York Times. “That was a shocking statistic to me, and it’s a little embarrassing as a health professional.” […]

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Doctors fear immunotherapy could actually make cancer WORSE

Doctors fear immunotherapy could actually make cancer WORSE: For many the treatment is a lifeline, but one airport worker, 31, believes it has handed him a death sentence Joseph McMullan, 31, was one of first British patients to receive CAR-T therapy  The therapy is meant to turbo-charge immune system to destroy tumour cells  Sadly, CAR-T didn’t […]

Personal Health

What Congenital Heart Disease Means for Your Child

Congenital heart defects are the most common of all birth defects. But if your child is diagnosed with one, it feels like you’re entering strange, uncharted territory. Instead of welcoming your newborn to a cozy nursery at home, you’re glued to the hospital, immersed in a crash course on an unfamiliar condition such as ventricular […]

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Doctors’ row over pensions ‘is putting lives in danger’

Doctors’ row over pensions ‘is putting lives in danger’ as cancer patients are being forced to wait weeks for scan results Cancer patients wait weeks for results as doctors cut hours over pension crisis Report says waiting times increased from one to six weeks at many hospitals  Top radiologists say lives are being put in […]

Health Problems

The role of family doctors in advanced therapies

A recent study conducted jointly by the Tissue Engineering Research Group of the Department of Histology and the family medicine Unit of the University of Granada (UGR) has highlighted the conceptual, attitudinal and procedural profile of resident hospital doctors specialising in family medicine in relation to advanced therapies. According to the European Medicines Agency, cell […]