Medical News

18 Jul 18'
The fundamental impact of cancer – a life Forever Changed

The fundamental impact of cancer – a life Forever Changed

It’s one thing to wonder how you may react if you ever receive a cancer diagnosis. It’s quite another to experience it. The amount of learning and consideration involved in dealing with a diagnosis and coping with treatment along with the numerous side-effects and constant onslaught of emotion is overwhelming to say the least. Not to mention the impact that this dread disease has on other aspects of your lifestyle. Awareness initiatives like Forever Changed are taking personal experiences to the broader public and helping to lay down necessary foundations which provide the kinds of immense support a patient requires…


12 Jul 18'
Is low quality healthcare creating a greater global burden?

Is low quality healthcare creating a greater global burden?

A joint report released this month (5 July 2018) by the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Bank Group and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has highlighted substandard quality health services across the globe at all income levels as one of the core reasons for lost productivity and problems with healthcare service. How much of a negative impact is this having on overall healthcare and how much is it really costing the global economy?


07 Jul 18'
Folic acid consumption during pregnancy helps to improve your child's brain health and lowers their risk of mental illness

Folic acid consumption during pregnancy helps to improve your child's brain health and lowers their risk of mental illness

The results of a recent study published in JAMA psychiatry have revealed that women may not only be able to help prevent neural tube defects in their unborn children, but also improve brain health and lower the risk of mental illnesses developing during adolescence simply by consuming folic acid fortified foods such as grains, cereal, rice and bread during pregnancy.


29 Jun 18'
Eptinezumab, promising for migraine prevention

Eptinezumab, promising for migraine prevention

Treating the intense pulsing pain associated with migraine is often achieved with the use of medications. For chronic sufferers, treatment which helps to prevent the frequency of these painful attacks before they occur is another way to get the better of the condition. What if just a few dosages of a specific drug could accomplish this? Eptinezumab may just be this promising new preventative drug…


28 Jun 18'
The human herpesvirus, a potential trigger for Alzheimer’s Disease?

The human herpesvirus, a potential trigger for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A sizable data set analysis of post mortem brain tissues has turned up something interesting when it comes to the ongoing study of Alzheimer’s disease. As it turns out, strains of the human herpesvirus (HHV) may be, in some way, connected to either the development or progression of the disease. Could the herpes virus trigger the onset of this form of dementia later in life?


15 Jun 18'
Personalised medicine, a cure for breast cancer?

Personalised medicine, a cure for breast cancer?

One of the main types of cancer affecting women worldwide, breast cancer is also one of the most feared. Researchers are tapping into a possible new immunotherapy treatment method which may just make the cut as an official way to get the better of the disease – even at advanced stages. A modified type of immunotherapy has seemingly ‘cured’ one woman, but can it eradicate tumours in all cases?