NHS to pilot blood test that could detect early signs of more than 50 types of cancer

NHS to pilot blood test that could detect early signs of more than 50 types of cancer The test, which was developed in the US, looks for changes in blood on a molecular level, and could catch cancers early. The blood test could help catch some cancers early A new blood test that could help detect the early signs of more than 50 types of cancer is set to be piloted across England by the NHS. The Galleri blood test will be piloted [...]

NHS to trial blood test to detect more than 50 forms of cancer

NHS to trial blood test to detect more than 50 forms of cancer The NHS is to trial a simple blood test that may help identify more than 50 forms of cancer years before diagnosis, in what it hailed as a potential “gamechanger”. If successful the blood test, known as Galleri, could revolutionise early diagnosis of cancer and save many lives by identifying symptoms quickly enough for prompt treatment to make the difference between life and death. The blood test will be offered to [...]

England’s new Covid rules: what is allowed in tiers 1, 2 and 3?

England's new Covid rules: what is allowed in tiers 1, 2 and 3? Christmas decorations in Covent Garden. All of London’s 32 boroughs will be under tier 2 restrictions. Photograph: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock. Most people are in higher tiers, which means no indoor mixing and strict limits on hospitality What tier am I in? Latest Covid rules in England post-lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage On Thursday, ministers set out the places in England where millions of people will face stricter Covid restrictions when [...]

Wristbands to help find missing people with dementia

Wristbands to help find missing people with dementia. Wristbands which can help locate missing people with dementia have given families "peace of mind". The bracelets, developed by emergency services and charities in the Avon area, store essential information about the wearer including their name and next of kin. The information can be accessed by an app when a mobile is held nearby. Tracy Plummer's grandmother has dementia and she said the wristband has given her a sense of "relief". Avon and Somerset Police, charity [...]

Most of England to enter two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted

Most of England to enter two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted. Signs of growing parliamentary rebellion amid fears measures could stay in place until spring Closing down signs in Oldham. The mayor of Greater Manchester said he expected his region to be placed in tier 3. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian The majority of England will enter the two toughest tiers of Covid restrictions from next week, ministers are set to announce, amid signs of a growing parliamentary rebellion and fears that [...]