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Doctors investigated by cops after an 11-month old baby dies in hospital jab blunder amid cover up allegations

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Doctors investigated by cops after an 11-month old baby dies in hospital jab blunder amid cover up allegations

- DETECTIVES are investigating doctors at a NHS hospital over the death of an 11-month-old baby girl who was given a fatal drug overdose. Cops cut short a coroner’s inquest into Sophie Burgess’s death on Friday to launch an investigation into the medics who administered a powerful anti-seizure drug after she was rushed to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey. The criminal probe was dramatically announced in Surrey Coroner’s Court after a toxicologist revealed Sophie had been injected with almost five times the recommended dose of phenytoin by doctors as they tried to treat her seizure on June 16 last year

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Boy (3) rushed to hospital for surgery after he was bitten by a dog in his back garden

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Boy (3) rushed to hospital for surgery after he was bitten by a dog in his back garden

- Boy (3) rushed to hospital for surgery after he was bitten by a dog in his back garden The mother of a child that required surgery after being bitten by a dog has spoken about the shock of her son's attack.

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Germany's Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug

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Germany's Merck gets EU backing for oral MS drug

- FRANKFURT: Germany's Merck KGaA has won a key recommendation to become a late entrant to the market for oral multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs in Europe, six years after its first attempt to launch the cladribine pill failed. The European Medicines Agency, the EU's drugs regulator, said on Friday its experts had come out in favor of approving cladribine, branded as Mavenclad, for the treatment of the relapsing-remitting form of MS

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Women find breast cancer support

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Women find breast cancer support

- Breast Cancer affects more than 4,500 people every year in Scotland. Some women say that it has a different impact on your life the younger you are. Carolyn, Anne, Elaine and Mollie found support and solace among women their own age.

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Incredible pictures as UK's first proton beam cancer therapy machine lowered into place at The Christie

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Incredible pictures as UK's first proton beam cancer therapy machine lowered into place at The Christie

- These striking images capture the moment a cancer therapy unit weighing 90-tonnes was lowered gingerly into place at The Christie hospital . The ‘cyclotron’ was lifted high above the streets of south Manchester on a crane, before its painstaking descent into its new home on Thursday. The proton beam therapy machine is the first of its kind in the UK. It delivers a specialist form of radiotherapy which has been offered to NHS patients overseas in America and Switzerland, but its arrival at the Withington cancer research centre means that, from August 2018, NHS patients can receive treatment here for the first time

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Novartis breast cancer drug Kisqali wins European panel nod

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Novartis breast cancer drug Kisqali wins European panel nod

- ZURICH: A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended on Friday approving Novartis's Kisqali drug, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's bid to challenge rival Pfizer's Ibrance against tough-to-treat breast cancer. The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) backed Kisqali in combination with hormone therapy as a first-line treatment for hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

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‘Potentially lethal’ painkillers warning after man dies

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‘Potentially lethal’ painkillers warning after man dies

- WARNINGS about a powerful, ‘potentially lethal’ prescription painkiller have today been issued following the death of a 65-year-old man. Tramadol – a powerful opioid – was made a class C drug in 2014 following concerns over addiction rates and potential serious side-effects. And there are now warnings from experts in Jersey that the medication, which has similar effects to morphine or heroin, should not be over-prescribed

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Local research on response to medicine cited in reputable scientific journal

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Local research on response to medicine cited in reputable scientific journal

- Francesca Wirth Research carried out by Francesca Wirth, a lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy within the University of Malta, was recently cited in a scientific report in a reputable journal on Nature.com. As part of her doctoral research, Wirth carried out research on pharmacogenetic testing in collaboration with the Department of Cardiology and the Department of Pathology at Mater Dei Hospital

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New bladder cancer drug on government formulary

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New bladder cancer drug on government formulary

- Doctors will be able to inject the new drug directly into patients' bladders The anti-bladder cancer drug mitomycin C has been added to the government’s formulary list, meaning that it will be available for free to Maltese patients. This will man that doctors will be able to offer a new type of treatment, injecting the drug directly into the bladder and leaving it there for several hours

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States back cheaper bowel cancer checks « Guernsey Press

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States back cheaper bowel cancer checks « Guernsey Press

- Currently Health & Social Care offer sigmoidoscopy tests – which involve using a camera to check inside patients for growths or changes. This follows a 2015 resolution, which prescribed that this specific test would be used to check islanders aged between 60 and 65. But the new system will allow HSC to use faecal immunochemical tests [FIT], which involves a simple stool test

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Blood test may show if prostate cancer treatment is working

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Blood test may show if prostate cancer treatment is working

- "Prostate cancer blood test helps target treatment," BBC News reports. A study found a blood test could detect which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from new drug treatment. Researchers analysed blood samples from nearly 50 men taking part in a trial of a new drug (olaparib) for prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. They wanted to see whether changes to tumour DNA circulating in the men's blood could indicate whether the treatment was working or not

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

- Babies of overweight moms had a 3.5% chance of birth defects, a study found The risk increased to 4.7% among babies of mothers in the highest class of obesity (CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother's obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. Based on these results, women should be encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and be at a normal body weight before conception, said researchers led by Martina Persson, a researcher in the clinical epidemiology unit at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden

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Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for alcohol and drug problem

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Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for alcohol and drug problem

- Ant McPartlin, one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec, has checked himself into rehab for a prescription drug and alcohol problem. The TV star says he has been going through a "difficult time" and will now spend a couple of months getting treatment. "The first step is to admit to yourself you need help," he told The Sun on Sunday

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Ant & Dec’s Ant McPartlin checks into rehab — after confessing to problems with substance abuse, prescription drugs and booze

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Ant & Dec’s Ant McPartlin checks into rehab — after confessing to problems with substance abuse, prescription drugs and booze

- TV IDOL Ant McPartlin last night checked into rehab after confessing to problems with substance abuse, prescription drugs and booze. The Britain’s Got Talent presenter, 41, wept as he revealed his problems to wife Lisa and co-star Declan Donnelly. Ant will spend at least two months in a clinic. Yesterday he told The Sun on Sunday: “The first step is to admit to yourself you need help

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TV's Ant broke down in tears as he confessed his addictions to best friend Dec

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TV's Ant broke down in tears as he confessed his addictions to best friend Dec

- ANT McPartlin fought back tears as he told his telly co-host Declan Donnelly: “I need help, mate. I need help now.” His shock confession came at a hastily-arranged summit with his wife Lisa, pal Dec and close friends last week. The group were filled with emotion as the ITV favourite, 41, poured out his problems. Dec had long been concerned about his friend, but never knew how bad things had become

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Wales' flying medic chief delighted by 'unexpected' MBE

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Wales' flying medic chief delighted by 'unexpected' MBE

- An army medic turned flying doctor said being appointed an MBE for her lifesaving work was "unexpected". Dr Ami Jones, who lives in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire and works for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, heads a team which treats around 25 seriously ill people every day from helicopters based around Wales. The medic, who has treated soldiers in Afghanistan, was one of many volunteers, academics, rescue workers and community stalwarts recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours

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    Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors

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    Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting for her life. Pauline cared for her while smothered in a personal protection equipment suit (PPE), when working amidst the crisis gripping the country

     

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  • Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia patients
    Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia patients

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    BERLIN — Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany. Most of the women — in their late 70s at the youngest — are suffering from severe dementia, but the reminders from bygone days trigger memories and skills once thought lost, and produce surprising levels of happiness and comfort

     

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