Hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer hijacks immune system and could be targeted with immunotherapies

Hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer hijacks immune system and could be targeted with immunotherapies

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to reveal an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer that is more likely to respond to immunotherapy, in the most extensive analysis of the immune landscape of these tumours to date.Pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer starts in cells that produce hormones such as insulin. Once it spreads, only...

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‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

New figures out today show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results. The increase follows an appeal by England’s chief nursing officer for more people of all ages to join the healthcare profession....

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NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

Hundreds of NHS patients have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic. Stroke Connect, a partnership with the NHS and the Stroke Association provides stroke survivors with support and advice in the early days following hospital discharge, without having to leave the...

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Majority of adults in nearly all English counties would support a local lockdown in their area

Majority of adults in nearly all English counties would support a local lockdown in their area

New YouGov research shows that the majority of adults in nearly all English counties would strongly support a local lockdown in their area. A total of 25,592 adults were surveyed between the 7th and 14th of August after 83% of the British public said that they support the local lockdown...

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Lung cancer for smokers and non-smokers found to be biologically distinct

Lung cancer for smokers and non-smokers found to be biologically distinct

A major new study has shown that lung cancer in non-smokers is a diverse and distinct disease from that found in smokers. These findings could lead to significant development in the way lung cancer is treated, with new treatments for non-smokers with lung cancer tailored to the newly identified genetic...

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Understanding Anxiety & Depression

Understanding Anxiety & Depression

By Dr Raj Chandok & Dr Serena Foo  Modern life is such that we all go through periods of anxiety, feeling low and sadness; the uncertainties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are emotionally challenging for many of us. Indeed, even as we progress through this pandemic, some of these mental...

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NHS urges parents to vaccinate

NHS urges parents to vaccinate

The NHS in London is urging parents to take young children to be immunised, to prevent outbreaks of serious diseases and reduce pressure on the health service. Data from GP practices in the capital have revealed a 25% drop in the number of children receiving the vital immunisations compared to...

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The scale of Mental Health & Addiction problems amplified by Lockdown is only now starting to emerge.

The scale of Mental Health & Addiction problems amplified by Lockdown is only now starting to emerge.

Gladstones Notting Hill Clinic reopened in May due to a rise in demand with their Cotswolds Clinic reopening soon after. Michael Twamley, Clinic Manager explained “Lockdown has been a downward spiral for many with drug supply lines operational, increased alcohol sales and people turning to unhealthy coping behaviours. “ Lockdown...

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Nearly 2,000 patients in North West London face waiting 52 weeks for treatments

Nearly 2,000 patients in North West London face waiting 52 weeks for treatments

Hospital chiefs have revealed that vast numbers of patients will face waiting a whole year to receive pre-planned surgeries and procedures. Across the North West London division of the NHS, only 30 patients were on 52-week waiting periods for non-urgent “elective” treatments. That figure now stands at “just under 2,000”...

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Residents encouraged to attend hospital appointments and contact their GP when needed

Residents encouraged to attend hospital appointments and contact their GP when needed

Doctors and nurses in North West London are encouraging local people to attend hospital and GP appointments as the NHS starts to restore services as part of the ‘recovery’ phase of the covid-19 pandemic. At the peak of the covid-19 outbreak, non-emergency elective services in hospitals were suspended, but they...

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