Category list : NHS Choices
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“New test uses a single drop of blood to reveal entire history of viral infections,” The Guardian reports.
“Patients with aggressive skin cancer have been treated successfully using a drug based on the herpes virus,” The Guardian reports.
“Women who take the latest generations of contraceptive pills are at a greater risk of potentially lethal blood clots,” The Times reports.
“New era in the war on cancer,” is the somewhat over-hyped headline on the front of the Daily Mail.
“Men with hay fever are more likely to have prostate cancer – but those with asthma are more likely to survive it,” the Daily Mirror reports.
A controversial patient feedback tool favoured by the government has been extended to community and mental health settings, but with a modified scoring system, after criticism that its use was “widely misunderstood” in hospitals.
“Belly fat clearest sign of type 2 diabetes risk,” The Guardian reports.
GPs are still giving out antibiotics to treat coughs and colds, the Mail Online, The Daily Telegraph and BBC News report, as a study reveals efforts to curb antibiotic use has had “mixed success”.
Health news has been dominated in recent days by the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, with more than 1,500 confirmed cases and 887 deaths.
“New test for breast cancer that could spare thousands needless treatment,” the Daily Mail reports. Researchers have identified a molecule – integrin αvβ6 – that appears to be associated with the development of invasive breast cancer.