Edinburgh doctor joins fight against cervical cancer in Malawi in Africa

Edinburgh doctor joins fight against cervical cancer in Malawi in Africa Dr David Dorward will be moving his family to Malawi in Africa in April An Edinburgh doctor is moving his family to Africa to help set up a new cancer clinic. Dr David Dorward is taking his three young children and his wife, Sonia, to Malawi for two years to help diagnose cases of cervical cancer. The pathologist currently works in Kirkcaldy in Fife but as a child he spent eight years [...]

New Chief Medical Officer warns UK is sitting on a health timebomb

New Chief Medical Officer warns UK is sitting on a health timebomb because the NHS is struggling to cope with a surge in the number of elderly patients. Chris Whitty says drastic action needed to cope with number of patients 65+ Countryside districts are often poorly served by GPs and hospital clinics he says Professor Whitty proposes a series of radical solutions to our ageing crisis The NHS risks being overwhelmed by an old-age health crisis, the new Chief Medical Officer warns today. Chris Whitty says [...]

Cervical cancer could be prevented with a single injection

Cervical cancer could be prevented with a single injection, suggests new study. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer among British women aged 35 and under Cervical cancer could be prevented with a single jab, according to new research. Just one dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine reduces the risk of developing the disease by more than a third. A single measure of the vaccine is as effective as multiple doses, concludes the study. The ground-breaking new findings have been published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal [...]

Cervical cancer could be eliminated around world in next century

Cervical cancer could be eliminated around world in next century. Eradication marks ‘phenomenal victory for women’s health’, researcher says Smear tests help to pick up early signs of cell changes ( Getty/iStock ) Cervical cancer could be eradicated across the world within the next century and almost wholly eliminated by 2040, a new study has found. The vast majority of cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) – an infection that around eight in 10 people in the UK will contract but can [...]

HPV puts ‘strain’ on millennial sex and dating

HPV puts 'strain' on millennial sex and dating SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Both girls and boys can now have HPV vaccines Mercedes was so confident her smear test would come back clear that she was chatting to a friend on the phone as she opened the letter. But she was left shocked and confused when, at 24, she read that the cells in her cervix had started to change, caused by a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus). Changes to the way smear tests work mean [...]