University of Edinburgh researchers grow human eggs in a laboratory for the first time

February 13th, 2018
University of Edinburgh researchers grow human eggs in a laboratory for the first time

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have successfully grown human eggs in a laboratory in a world first. Teams have been working on pioneering techniques, which could help to boost the fertility of children affected by cancer. This marks the first time human eggs have been developed in a laboratory setting and could give hope […]

Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

February 6th, 2018
Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

For the first time since records began in the UK, the number of men who died from prostate cancer has exceeded the number of women being killed by breast cancer. The latest figures show that in 2015, breast cancer caused 11,442 deaths and 11,819 men died from prostate cancer. In light of the news, Prostate […]

New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing

January 30th, 2018
New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing

The findings of a new study, which have been presented to the BBC, have suggested that noise levels on London’s underground network could impact hearing. According to an academic from University College London, parts of London’s Tube network are so loud that passengers could sustain hearing loss as a result of regular use. According to […]

Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

January 24th, 2018
Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

Scientists have hailed a major breakthrough in the quest to find a universal blood test for cancer. Researchers from John Hopkins University have been working on trials to develop a blood test, which could help to increase the chances of early detection and treatment. The team has trialled a method, which enables them to detect […]

Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

January 16th, 2018
Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

A 31-year old woman who very nearly lost her life while waiting for a donor liver has urged the rest of the UK to adopt the Welsh donor system. Ellie Lacey, from Cardiff, underwent emergency surgery last year after being diagnosed with acute and unexplained liver failure. Ellie was lucky to survive and she is […]

NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

January 9th, 2018
NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

The NHS has revealed plans to open a proton beam cancer treatment centre in the UK. The new facility, which will be located at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, will provide patients with access to proton beam therapy on the NHS. The centre will be the first of its kind in the country. Proton beam therapy is […]

Public advised to use alternatives to GP services

January 2nd, 2018
Public advised to use alternatives to GP services

The Royal College of GPs has advised the public to consider using alternative services before making a GP appointment. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said that GP services are stretched to the limit at this time of year and encouraged patients who feel under the weather to consider other options […]

New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

December 19th, 2017
New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

New figures have confirmed the biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years. According to statistics from the Office for National Statistics, the rate has fallen by 3.6 percent, which represents the sharpest fall in two decades. New figures show that the rate fell by 3.6 percent, which equates to 223 deaths, between 2015 and […]

Teachers call for schools to introduce a ban on energy drinks

December 12th, 2017
Teachers call for schools to introduce a ban on energy drinks

One of the UK’s leading teachers’ unions has called for schools to introduce a ban on energy drinks. Members of the NASUWT have appealed to schools to ban energy drinks on school premises amid concerns about high levels of caffeine. According to the union, the caffeine content renders energy drinks “readily available legal highs”, which […]

Government reveals proposals to provide mental health support in schools

December 5th, 2017
Government reveals proposals to provide mental health support in schools

The government has revealed proposals to provide mental health support in schools and colleges. The plans also outline a 4-week waiting time, with ministers keen to enrol a quarter of schools in the new programme in England by 2020. The proposals are part of a government push to improve mental health care across the country. […]

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