Carl Court – WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK’s biggest doctors union says Brexit could be “catastrophic” for the country’s health. Doctors warned that leaving the European Union without a deal would cause disruption for almost one million patients with rare diseases, as well as significant delays for cancer patients The BMA has called for a […]
Hundreds of cancer patients in dozens of hospitals may not have received the full amount of chemotherapy drug prescribed to them, a review commissioned by Cancer Care Ontario has found.
And she warned: “Without a radical solution to an unsustainable problem I genuinely fear the NHS may crumble.” Doctors estimate that one in 20 people missing appointments means 10 million consultations are wasted every year. A 10-minute slot with a GP costs around £25, meaning the health service is taking a £250million annual hit from […]
McAfee’s security researchers announced at the Defcon hacker event in Las Vegas this week that they were able to hack into a medical network and falsify a patient’s vital signs. Exposing this weakness is the first step in fixing security for the networking protocol used by medical devices, known as RWHAT. But it’s certainly scary […]
'Don't leave us. We'll die': Nurse recalls rescuing 19 special needs patients from Georgian shelling
A nurse from South Ossetia, who rescued 19 people from a burning psychiatric ward in Tskhinval during the Georgian raid and spent days in a cellar with terrified mental patients, has recalled the tragic events of August 2008. Irina Bibilova was on a night shift on August 8 when the Georgian forces launched a sudden, […]
Some hospitals and health-care centres have started setting up “patient portals” that would allow people to see the same information their family doctors have about them — but that transparency comes with risk.
A balloon catheter that is inflated inside the aorta to stop severe bleeding was approved by Health Canada in late 2017 and the McGill University Health Centre is now believed to be the only institution in the country employing the life-saving device.
FAMILY doctors are set to prescribe 5km runs to overweight patients and those with chronic conditions to improve their health. Instead of drugs, GPs will hand out instructions to get off the sofa and into the fresh air.
The opening day of the public inquiry into the actions of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who admitted to killing nursing home patients over a period of years, heard from lawyers representing Ontario long-term care homes who said her co-workers were betrayed by the disgraced nurse.
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.