NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling

NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling

Image copyright Olga Ignatova Image caption Wet age-related macular degeneration affects around 26,000 people in the UK A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS “hundreds of millions” a year. Novartis and Bayer were trying to stop NHS doctors from prescribing a cheaper treatment for a serious eye condition. Health bosses […]

Smart seat cushion for wheelchair can prevent painful ulcers

Scientists have developed a smart seat cushion to prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair, using changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight. The technology, developed by researchers from University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in the US, can also be used to create prosthetic […]

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

PARIS (AFP) –  More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday. Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide […]

Ditch the BBQ! Cooking with wood or coal increases your risk of DEATH by 36%

Ditch the BBQ! Cooking with wood or coal increases your risk of DEATH by 36%

While food cooked on the barbecue is delicious, it may have a darker side, according to a new study. 
Researchers have found that burning wood or coal to cook food is linked to an increased risk of respiratory illnesses, and even death. In the study, researchers from Oxford University found that the death rate was […]

Huntsman Cancer Foundation Announces Major Gifts to Support Hospital Expansion Plans

Huntsman Cancer Foundation Announces Major Gifts to Support Hospital Expansion Plans

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) announced that several individuals and business organizations have committed a total of $40 million to support a proposed major building expansion of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U). The announcement of these historic gifts was made […]

VERIFY: Can getting the flu shot early still be effective?

VERIFY: Can getting the flu shot early still be effective?

VERIFY: Can getting the flu shot early still be effective?  WUSA9.com Should You Get the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine This Year?  Health.com Does The Nasal Flu Vaccine Work? This Year’s May Be More Effective Than Years Past  Bustle Full coverage Source link