Archives for April, 2018

Government confirms £6 million cash injection to support children with alcoholic parents

April 24th, 2018
Government confirms £6 million cash injection to support children with alcoholic parents

The government has confirmed that £6 million will be made available to help the children of alcoholics. It is estimated that around 200,000 children in the UK are living with parents who have an addiction to alcohol. The funding injection pledged by health ministers will be used to target children with alcoholic parents, providing them […]

New US study suggests ketamine has rapid benefits for patients suffering with depression

April 17th, 2018
New US study suggests ketamine has rapid benefits for patients suffering with depression

A new study suggests that ketamine has rapid benefits for patients who are suffering with depression. Researchers in the US found that trials showed “promise” when using ketamine to treat severe depression. Ketamine is often referred to as a party drug, but it is licensed as an anaesthetic in the USA. The research team discovered […]

Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

April 10th, 2018
Charity raises concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses

A charity has raised concerns over late prostate cancer diagnoses, after a study revealed that 37 percent of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. A report by the charity, Orchid, revealed that almost 4 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed at a late stage (stages three and four). A quarter of cases […]

Paramedics will be able to prescribe drugs under new laws

April 3rd, 2018
Paramedics will be able to prescribe drugs under new laws

Paramedics with advanced training will be able to prescribe drugs under new laws, which were introduced in England on Sunday 1st April. Under new regulations, advanced paramedics will soon be able to provide prescription medications to patients who require assistance without needing to go to hospital. Up to 70 percent of patients who are seen […]

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