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News from November 2011

22/11/2011Bionic contact lens to project medical information in front of your eyes
A new generation of contact lenses is being developed by researchers at Washington University, which could one day project up-to-date medical information in front of the wearer’s eyes. The scientists, working...
22/11/2011Revolutionary bowel cancer drug developed with no side effects
Scientists have developed a drug which seeks out and destroys cancerous tumours in mice without any side effects, with hopes that it will soon be ready for clinical trials on humans. Californian researchers...
22/11/2011NHS patients forced to watch Andrew Lansley on hospital entertainment systems
NHS hospital patients will have the face of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley playing on loop on the in-house televisions, until they register their details to turn off the messages. Dubbed ‘Lansley TV’, his...
21/11/2011New brain tumour treatment could be covered by private medical insurance
An experimental technique to make brain tumours glow is being tested in clinical trials in the UK, and could soon be used to aid surgeons across the country. But many private medical insurance customers are...
21/11/2011Cancer Research UK begins development of targeted cancer treatment
Around 9,000 cancer patients are being asked to take part in new gene tests, which could one day be used to create targeted cancer treatments. Cancer Research UK’s multi-million pound Stratified...
21/11/20113.5 per cent of the NHS workforce under threat by severe job cuts
Nearly 50,000 jobs in the NHS in England are under threat or have already gone, according to a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report. The RCN has been monitoring job cuts since April 2010. In total, 48,029...
18/11/2011Increased pressure on the NHS as 1 in 10 Brits can't go a day without alcohol
Private health insurer Bupa has revealed that Brits are 41 per cent more likely to drink alcohol than in other countries, and one in ten admit they cannot go a day without drink. These astonishing...
18/11/2011Rise in NHS hospitals breaching mixed sex ward guidance
NHS hospitals have reported that there were 1,244 breaches of the mixed sex guidance in England during October, a rise of 165 on September. Patients with private medical insurance will be exempt from these...
18/11/2011Antibiotic resistant superbugs on the rise and will soon become untreatable
Health experts are warning that people will soon develop untreatable infections as the number of resistant superbugs increase across the world. A new article in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal has...
17/11/2011Revolutionary treatment saves life of baby with liver failure
Doctors in London have cured a baby boy of a life threatening disease by using a revolutionary technique to save his liver. Iyaad Syed was close to death after a virus had caused his liver to fail. Instead of...
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