NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages
The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.
Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It
Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during...
Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life
Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.
AliveCor ‘Kardia Band’ Medical Grade EKG Analyzer for Apple Watch Receives FDA Approval
Medical smartphone accessory company AliveCor this week received FDA-approval for its EKG Kardia Band, the first medical-grade accessory...
News digest – NHS announcements, the Budget, experimental treatments and… alcoholic jelly?
Our top stories this week include the NHS’ commitments to early diagnosis, a budget boost for research, and...
Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction
The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer....
Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements
NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in...
Global Warming Might Be Especially Dangerous for Pregnant Women
Scientists are concerned that heat waves could be linked to more premature births and stillbirths.
News digest – breast cancer drugs, alcohol pricing, ‘indulgent grandparents’, and… coffee (again)?
This week saw two breast cancer drugs approved in England, and Scotland winning the right to set a...
How People Came to Believe Blueberries Are the Healthiest Fruit
The story of antioxidants and highly colored foods involves as much marketing as science.