Tag: National Health Service

‘Treat Youth With Gender Dysphoria as Individuals’

Young people with gender dysphoria should be considered as individuals rather than fall into an age-defined bracket when assessing their understanding to consent to hormone...

Blood Test for 50 Cancers Coming to US Clinics Soon

The novel Galleri blood test (GRAIL, Inc.), which claims to detect up to 50 different cancers from single blood draw, is about to make its...

Boris Johnson says looking to ‘help and support’ India as UK travel ban begins

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the UK was looking at ways to “help and support” India, as it copes with a devastating second...

UK Launch for Most Advanced ‘Artificial Pancreas’, MiniMed 780G

The MiniMed 780G system (Medtronic) advanced hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system aimed at simplifying the management of type 1 diabetes is now available in the UK...

Vaccinated people may still transmit COVID-19, warns England’s chief medic

London: One of England’s leading medical officers on Sunday urged the public to continue to follow the strict lockdown rules because any vaccine-related immunity from...

Critical Care Staff Suffer Trauma and Severe Anxiety Due to COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic...

British Family Doctors Criticise Change of Plan on Vaccine Boosters

LONDON (Reuters) – British doctors have said a government decision to delay giving a coronavirus vaccine booster shot to vulnerable patients who have already had...

UK prepares for ‘historic moment’ of vaccination against COVID-19

The first 50 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals are gearing up for what the UK government has described as the “biggest immunisation programme in history”...

Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine: Path ahead in UK

London: The British government has accepted a recommendation by the country’s independent medicines regulator to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for general use. Here are some...

UK plans Vitamin D rollout to vulnerable as COVID-19 protection: Report

The UK government is said to be finalising a rollout plan for Vitamin D to be distributed among the most vulnerable groups as emerging science...

Who’s at Risk for Depression on Isotretinoin?

A history of prior depressive illness conferred a sevenfold increased risk of developing treatment-limiting mood symptoms in patients on isotretinoin for acne in a large...

UK Plans COVID-19 ‘Challenge’ Trials That Deliberately Infect Volunteers

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will help to fund trials using a manufactured COVID-19 virus to deliberately infect young healthy volunteers with the hope of accelerating...

Diabetes, Weight Loss Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

A new study has linked recent-onset diabetes and subsequent weight loss to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, indicating a distinct group of individuals to...

Residents Help Out Graduating Med Students on Twitter

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Coronavirus news isn’t all gloom and doom. On social media this...

Generic Imatinib Cuts Costs Without Affecting CML Outcomes

Switching from the branded form of imatinib (Glivec, Gleevec in the USA, Novartis) to a generic version to manage chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) can lead...

UK’s coronavirus death toll spikes by 888 to hit 15,464

London: Britain‘s death toll in the coronavirus pandemic registered another big daily spike of 888 to hit 15,464 on Saturday. Addressing the daily Downing Street...

boris johnson: COVID-19: Boris Johnson ‘clinically stable’, responding to treatment in ICU

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains “clinically stable” and is responding to treatment after spending his second night in intensive care at a London...

PM Modi discusses joint anti-covid strategy with European and West Asian leaders

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has since Wednesday been holding conversations with leaders from West Asia and Europe to formulate joint strategy in the...