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NICE recommend lenalidomide for treating MDS

NICE recommends lenalidomide for treating blood disorders


NICE has issued final draft guidance recommending lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug also known as Revlimid, as an option for treating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

Cancer nurses start new palliative care service in Livingston


Specialist nursing charities have come together with the NHS to provide a new palliative and end-of-life care service for patients in West Lothian.

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End-of-life care for people with urological cancer Subscription Required


As the majority of patients with urological cancers die in hospital, urology and continence nurses have an important role to play in the end-of-life care team

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Providing services to meet need rather than by specialty could mean patients receive better services and would be a more efficient use of NHS resources

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When was the last time you really talked about suicide?


If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.

Combined Pill may raise breast cancer risk

Combined Pill may raise breast cancer risk

“Some contraceptive pills double risk of breast cancer,” The Daily Telegraph reports, as a new US study found an increased risk of 50% with use of the combined oral contraceptive pill, commonly called “the pill”.


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