More evidence is mounting that virtual reality might relieve pain during surgery. MIT Newsreports that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers in Boston have published a study indicating that patients wearing VR headsets required less anesthetic during hand surgery. While the average conventional patient needed 750.6 milligrams per hour of the sedative propofol, people looking […]
Severely injured patients waited hours in HSC emergency entrance hallway due to absence of beds inside
Twelve people on stretchers, including a stroke patient with a bleeding brain and a trauma patient transported by helicopter, were lined up in the entrance hallway at Manitoba’s largest emergency department on Sunday evening because no beds were available inside, a physician at the hospital said.
THE RISE in vegan and vegetarian dietary habits has prompted widespread discussion about vitamin B12. Without the nutrient, the body’s most basic functions may falter. Low levels, studies suggest, may also affect a person’s perception of taste and smell.
CANCER deadliness varies widely for each type, but a timely diagnosis is favourable in most cases. Sometimes, warning signs such as small lumps can be hard to spot, despite affecting the vast majority of patients.
MELANOMA skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,700 new cases diagnosed every year. It is usually caused by sunlight damaging the DNA in your skin. While there are certain measures you can take to prevent developing the disease in the first place a new study has shown a […]
DESPERATE patients are buying dental cement online and using metal nail files on their teeth because they cannot access NHS care, a health watchdog has warned. The majority of practices are not accepting new patients and charities have stepped up to provide free services to those most in need. Dental leaders told the Daily Express […]
PATIENTS are putting off seeing a GP due to difficulty booking appointments and concern that they will not be seen face-to-face, a survey suggests. A poll of more than 2,000 found over a third had delayed seeking help in the past 12 months. Of those who had seen a family doctor, 61 per cent were […]
COMMON painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen could triple a patient’s chances of surviving head and neck cancer, a study revealed yesterday. More than a third of people with head and neck cancer have a gene mutation that means they could benefit from regularly taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs .
Joel Balsam January 11, 2019 Share this article Deep in the Black Rock Desert—and arguably even deeper into the Burning man experience—a hardy crew of cancer patients are burying their diagnoses in the dust. The sun is beating down over one of the most inhospitable places on the planet and I can’t remember the last […]
A survey published in The Lancet journal tracked 220 cancer patients who turned to GoFundMe to pay for homeopathic treatment which is not based on modern science. At least 28 per cent of those patients died and research points to an increased risk of death among those who seek alternative treatments.