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Some cancer patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide following their diagnosis, a new study suggests. While the risk of suicide was elevated among all people diagnosed with cancer, the new study highlighted how some cancers held significantly higher risk than others. Suicide risk was highest in the first…
Many adults with mental health problems could find themselves significantly more likely to end up in poverty than those without longstanding health issues, a report suggests. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said that among 25 to 54-year-olds, 28% of those with a longstanding health problem and 40% of those…
An "extraordinary and bright" teenager who suffered a devastating brain injury at birth is in line for multimillion pound damages from the NHS. Becky Tyler, from Crawley in West Sussex, was born starved of oxygen at East Surrey Hospital in 2002. Her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and…
Breast cancer patients are being denied "life-changing" reconstructive surgery due to rationing in the NHS, a report has said. Figures revealed nearly a quarter of local NHS commissioning groups had introduced policies to restrict reconstruction services for non-clinical reasons, the Breast Cancer Now investigation found. The charity said the policies…
Around 1,000 welfare claimants will be given more money after the Government dropped a legal challenge. An appeal against a decision that regulations were wrongly interpreted in a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) case has been withdrawn, Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey announced. The wrangle over enhanced payments for the…
Health experts have developed a way to dramatically cut the time needed to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world. The treatable disease still causes about one million deaths every year, with diagnosis often taking months to confirm, but a team at the University of St Andrews has developed an analysis…
A drug that reduces the chances of relapse for people with an aggressive type of leukaemia is to be made available in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced on Monday that doctors can use midostaurin – known by its brand name Rydapt – to treat patients with acute myeloid…
A woman should not be told that her estranged teenage child has cancer, a High Court judge has decided. Mr Justice Hayden has imposed an information ban after the youngster, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and is undergoing hospital treatment, urged doctors and social workers…
Researchers have criticised the rejection of a prostate cancer drug they hailed as a "game changer". The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) said thousands of men a year could be affected by the decision not to recommend abiraterone. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said on Wednesday…
Up to 75 women may have died early following blunders in a breast screening, according to latest estimates. NHS records show as many as 174,000 women were affected by failures in the programme and 130,000 are still alive. Between 135 and 270 were feared to have had their lives cut…
Thousands of breast cancer patients may be safely spared gruelling chemotherapy following a landmark study. A trial of more than 10,000 women with the most common form of early breast cancer found the treatment was unnecessary for many after surgery. The findings will lead to a "fundamental change" in the…
Fitness trackers could help improve survival among cancer patients who fake feeling well to please their doctor, a study suggests. Apps that record the amount of time people are in bed or "up and active" give clinicians a clearer picture of the patient's health, ensuring they are given the most…
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