NHS figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England

NHS figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England. GETTY IMAGES Attendances at A&E in England were 30% lower last month than in July 2019 The number of patients admitted for routine treatment in hospitals in England was down 67% in June compared with the same time last year, NHS figures show. The number of people going to accident and emergency units in England in July was also down on last year, by 30%. The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption to many areas [...]

Second person ever to be cleared of HIV reveals identity

Second person ever to be cleared of HIV reveals identity. Adam Castillejo, known as the London patient, goes public to give hope to others with illness  Adam Castillejo: ‘I want to be an ambassador of hope.’ Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times/Redux/eyevine. The second person ever to be cleared of HIV has revealed his identity, saying he wants to be an “ambassador of hope” to others with the condition. Adam Castillejo, the so-called London patient, was declared free of HIV last year, 18 months after [...]

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles says charity

400 cancer cases a day in the UK could be avoided by healthier lifestyles says charity More than 1,000 cancer cases are diagnosed each day Healthier lifestyles could mean almost 150,000 fewer cases of cancer in the UK each year, according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). It found that in 2017, the last year for which there are fully collated figures, 366,303 cases of cancer were diagnosed - more than 1,000 people a day. But it estimated that 147,000 cases, or [...]

‘He’s done so well’ – Boy with cancer coming home after pioneering treatment

'He's done so well' - Boy with cancer coming home after pioneering treatment. Harry Addy with two of his sisters who visited for the last five days of his treatment. Pictures: Melanie Addy A nine-year-old boy with cancer and his family are coming home after spending Christmas and the New Year in hospital. Harry Addy, from Rivermead, Stalham, has undergone pioneering proton therapy treatment at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. The brave youngster spent six weeks in hospital and his mother Melanie Wymer [...]

‘Cover up’ claims after child with cancer dies from infection at Glasgow hospital

'Cover up' claims after child with cancer dies from infection at Glasgow hospital. Labour MSP Anas Sarwar said it was a 'remarkable confession' from the Health Secretary THE Health Secretary is facing accusations of a “cover-up” after a child with cancer died from an infection linked to a contaminated water supply at Glasgow's super hospital. Citing a whistleblower, Glasgow Labour MSP Anas Sarwar revealed during First Minister’s Questions yesterday that the child’s parents were not told about the link, which emerged following investigations into [...]