An approved international test to check whether people need open heart surgery could be sending twice as many people under the knife unnecessarily, at a cost of nearly £75m, research has suggested.
Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients.
A research team has developed and successfully tested new computational software that determines whether a human DNA sample includes an epigenetic add-on linked to cancer and other adverse health conditions.
AN intrepid team from Banstead-based care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, has completed a gruelling 24 Peaks Challenge for the second time, conquering 24 peaks in 24 hours to raise more than £4,000 for maritime charity Seafarers UK.
Staff members from the home in Surrey took up the challenge to raise money for Seafarers UK, with Deputy home manager Dorota Serafin, estates manager Richard Condie, carer Kim Tema, care assistant Cynthia Hugo and maintenance technician Nick Potroanchenu tackling the course.
Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has so far raised more than £4,300 for Seafarers UK, with more donations coming in daily.
SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has sold Spurfield House in Exminster near Exeter on behalf of Guinness Care & Support.
Having closed earlier this year, it has been acquired by a specialist operator from Torquay who plans to invest in the property and reopen it as a care facility in 2017.
The site, which stands in a sizeable plot located close to the centre of the village, is a detached period property and was previously registered to provide accommodation for 13 people.
Christie & Co has been instructed to market the remainder of the Guinness Care & Support care home portfolio which comprises a further six homes in Exeter, Tiverton, Paignton and Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot.
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Why are pancreatic tumors so resistant to treatment? One reason is that the ‘wound’-like tissue that surrounds the tumors, called stroma, is so dense, likely preventing cancer-killing drugs from reaching the tumor. A team has now discovered heterogeneity in the fibroblast portion of the stroma, opening up the possibility of targeted treatment.
Heart failure patients registered in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry receive better medication and have a 35 percent lower risk of death than unregistered patients, according to a new study.
For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review.
An updated clinical guideline has been published that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for treating painful bone metastases.