The rate of deaths can come down among cancer sufferers with the use of statins, widely prescribed drugs used to help prevent death from heart disease.
The growth of cancer cells is limited by the use of statins and they also make them more vulnerable to certain therapies. According to certain trials done, the bad or the LDL cholesterol is lowered by these medications among people who have a raised level and this in turn lowers the risk of dying early due to a heart disease and a stroke.
For creating a new private health concern that can give treatment to about 15 million people, Harmoni, which is UK's biggest out-of-hours GP service, has been paid £48m by Care UK.
The largest private firm giving out-of-the-hours services and a former GP co-operative is Harmoni and it has also won 12 NHS contracts to run the new non-emergency 111 health phone lines, beating a joint bid from Care UK and Capita. In 2011, from the NHS it has got £100m.
Jim Easton, a top civil servant, has become the managing director. He was earlier in the Department of Health and was lured by Care UK.
In a US study it has been found that about two decades before the first symptoms are shown, the earliest signs of Alzheimer's appear.
For avoiding any damage to thinking and memory, it is vital to treat the disease in time.
There were certain differences in the brains of the people who are to develop an early form of Alzheimer's, the study stated.
When it comes to treating people, it may give more time to doctors, experts said.
A government-backed trial will put to test the new medical technology that is said to slash the time it takes to diagnose dementia from 18 months to just three.
The process is being developed by scientist who fell that if it is used nationally then the current diagnosis rates will be doubled. This will provide better care and support to thousands of sufferers.
The NHS might soon be using new drugs that will transform the chances of surviving malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
People who have advanced disease are the ones to get benefitted by ipilimumab and vemurafenib as they are the first major advance in treatment for 30 years, according to doctors.
The lifespan is increased by ipilimumab by about four months, even in people who have cancer spread to other parts also. But there have been certain patients who have lived for many years.
A shockwave was sent across scores of people after they came o know that millions were given to hospitals for getting patients placed on NHS's `Pathway to death' scheme.
About £12.4million in rewards has been raked in already and this is due to the Liverpool Care Pathway.
Patients who are expected to die are not given food and water and are denied treatment also.
Fresh trouble started after it was known that hospitals were being rewarded for speeding up a patient's death.
After carrying the HIV virus for about 10 years now, a serial `ladies' man' is feared to have infected countless women with HIV.
After being found guilty of knowingly transferring the virus to a former partner, photographer Les Pringle, 48, faces jail.
Despite knowing that he was HIV positive, he indulged in unprotected sex with his partner.
After seeing this, all former lovers of Pringle have now been appealed to come forward and get the HIV test done as it has been known that he has had many partners after getting infected.
It has been reported that the diagnosis of bowel cancer is not in time and due to this the treatment is getting affected as most of the cases are coming forward following an emergency hospital admission.
By the time it is diagnosed, it is late and the cancer is too advanced leaving room for only symptomatic treatment. It has been reported that doctors are unable to act on the symptoms because the patients are failing to take timely action.
A vaccine against Nipah virus has been put to test by researchers in monkeys and it was in 1998 at the time when a massive outbreak of infection happened in pigs and pig farmers in Southeast Asia that made the human pathogen emerge.
There has been some work done by scientists and on this the recent advance is built. The earlier work states that the same vaccine can protect cats from Nipah virus and ferrets and horses from the closely related Hendra virus.
According to the Department of Health, in about 10 years, for the first time, there has been a decline in government spending on mental health services.
In 2011 and this year, there was a one per cent decline in spending on services for working age adults, as seen by the national survey of mental health investment making it £6.62 billion. And since 2001 and 2002 this has happened for the first time.
A legal action is being planned by three Legionnaires' disease sufferers after it was seen by health officials that the outbreak's `probable source' was in Stoke-on-Trent.
According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), so far there have been two deaths and 20 reported cases in the city have been seen, apart from this nine people are still getting treated at a hospital.
The focus of investigation is a hot tub at the JTF Warehouse in Fenton.
Out of the 20 reported cases, 17 visited the law firm Irwin Mitchell recently.
People who have chronic kidney disease should be diagnosed at an early stage, a report has highlighted.
The report has also stated that until the late stages of chronic kidney disease, it is not diagnosed and this brings down the chances of a patient's survival and costs the NHS in England more than £1.4 billion each year.
As compared to cancers like bowel, breast, lung and skin, according to NHS Kidney Care, kidney disease costs the health service more and it comes to about £1 in every £77 spent by the NHS goes in treating the disease and its complications.
According to a survey, for being seen as a perfect parent, moms and dads are not telling the truth about a child’s sleeping pattern.
Less than 50 per cent of parents stated that their child takes a disturbance-free sleep throughout the night and claims that their child wakes up three to four times in the night was seen among only 11.1 per cent of parents.
According to a study, older women could be protected from osteoporosis or thinning of bones by having one or two glasses of wine per day.
The study was conducted by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research and stated that bone strength could be sustained after menopause by regular moderate intake of alcohol.
Experts said, “In comparison, abstaining from alcohol leads to a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.”
For claiming the above about 40 healthy post-menopausal women were looked at for an analysis by US researchers at the University of Oregon.
Researchers from US and Canada state that healing could be aided by a `spray-on skin' that acts by coating a wound with a layer of skin cells.
About 228 people who had leg ulcers had the spray tested on themselves and these wounds were painful and they can be there for months together.
It was stated that the chances of these wounds getting healed were more with the spray and the healing process was also faster.
Keeping the cost of the spray aside, money can be saved with faster healing, according to experts.