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News from March 2013

27/03/2013New lung cancer drug turned down by NICE for use on the NHS
A new drug for a rare form of lung cancer has been turned down for use on the NHS, but could be available for patients with private medical insurance . A new drug has been turned down for use on the NHS...
27/03/2013Teen cancer deaths halve since 1970s, but clinical trial access still poor
The number of people dying from cancer between the ages of 15 and 24 has halved since the 1970s, according to a new report from Cancer Research UK. Not enough 15-24 year olds are given access to clinical...
22/03/2013Rare and serious form of leukaemia halted with exciting new treatment
US scientists have successfully developed a new form of treatment for patients with a rare and serious form of cancer. White blood cells were genetically modified to fight cancer Scientists at the...
22/03/2013Charity demand plain tobacco packaging as 570 children take up smoking every DAY
Cancer Research UK is urging the government to commit to plain cigarette packaging, as they reveal that 207,000 children started smoking in 2011. 570 children start smoking every day Looking at an...
21/03/2013New breast cancer drug rejected for the NHS, despite being hailed as a 'breakthrough'
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has turned down a new breast cancer drug for use on the NHS, despite it being described as “one of the biggest advances” in...
21/03/2013As a third of people find work their biggest cause of stress, experts suggest income protection
With more than a third of people citing work as their biggest cause of stress, experts are advising workers to invest in income protection insurance for essential peace of mind. More than a third of...
20/03/2013High potency statins increase risk of acute kidney injury by 34 per cent
High doses of statins could increase risk of kidney problems by 37 per cent, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Statins have been linked to an increased risk of kidney problems ...
19/03/2013British public accepting of private involvement in the NHS, says poll
A new poll suggests that the British public is not concerned about greater private sector involvement in the NHS, as long as treatment remains free at point of use. The British public are not opposed to...
19/03/2013NHS postcode lottery for hip fracture patients
An NHS postcode lottery is affecting the amount of time hip fracture patients spend in hospital, according to a new report. This is leading to a delay in recovery for thousands and forcing many into care homes...
18/03/2013Heart surgery patients gain online access to their surgeon's success rate
Patients undergoing heart surgery will now be able to access their doctor’s performance data online, as well as success and failure rates of operations at the hospital. Developed in part by The...
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