NHS Stroke action to save hundreds of lives
A new £9 million program to spot heart conditions earlier will save at least 200 lives and offer protection to thousands more, announced NHS England on May 7, 2019.
The scheme which will continue until next March, will see nearly 20,000 people at high risk of experiencing a stroke receive targeted checks and treatment as part of the NHS Long Term Plan’s renewed focus on preventing and tackling killer conditions.
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Singapore reports first case of rare monkeypox virus
Singapore has reported its first case of the rare monkeypox virus brought in by a Nigerian man who, according to authorities, may have been infected by bushmeat that he ate at a wedding.
Monkeypox, a virus similar to the human smallpox which was eradicated in 1980, does not spread easily from person to person, but can be fatal in rare cases.
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European Commission Approves Dupilumab for Severe Asthma
The European Commission (EC) has approved dupilumab (Dupixent) as add-on maintenance therapy for patients 12 years or older with severe asthma with type 2 inflammation characterized by increased blood eosinophil levels and/or increased fractional exhaled nitric oxide, whose condition is poorly controlled with high-dose inhaled corticosteroid plus another medicine..... read more
Another Benefit from Bariatric Surgery, Urinary Leakage Decreased
More than half of obese patients with urinary incontinence had improvement or resolution of the problem following bariatric surgery, reported a study presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting.....read more
Whole-Body MRI Could Streamline Cancer Staging
Two British studies have revealed that whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) staging had accuracy similar to that of current standard staging pathways for lung and colon cancers, and led to the same treatment decisions. The studies, conducted at 16 English hospitals and published....read more