News archive from 4 March 2013, page 19

New hearts from stem cells?

Heart donors may no longer be needed because of advances in stem cell techniques, according to a news story in The Independent. The story suggests scientists are closer to growing replacement organs in a lab after the development of a  man-made...

 

CPR technique scrutinised

Several newspapers have today reported on resuscitation techniques after a new study analysed survival rates using the two main approaches. The Daily Telegraph suggested we should “skip the kiss” when giving the kiss of life, while BBC News emphasised...

 

Hypnosis may ease breast cancer surgery

Hypnotising breast cancer patients before they have surgery reduces the pain, nausea and fatigue they experience during and after surgery, according to reports in The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and Daily Mail. A 5-minute hypnosis session by a...

 

Hypnosis may ease breast cancer surgery

Hypnotising breast cancer patients before they have surgery reduces the pain, nausea and fatigue they experience during and after surgery, according to reports in The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and Daily Mail. A 5-minute hypnosis session by a...

 

'Assassin cells' to treat HIV

The Guardian reports that “assassin cell” therapy could be used to treat people with HIV, using specially enhanced white blood cells to target the virus. The technology takes advantage of the ability of certain people’s immune systems to keep up with...

 

Mobile patients 'leave hospital sooner'

“Hospital patients who get out of bed to walk around can cut their stay by three days,” reported the Daily Mirror. Those who start strolling on their first day in hospital shorten their visits more than others, it added. The story is based on a brief...

 

Partial success of artificial corneas

“Millions of blind and partially sighted people are being given hope they will see again after artificial corneas were successfully ‘grown’ in eyes,” the Daily Express reported. This research was in 10 patients with disease of the cornea, a major...

 

Organ donation Q&A

The shortage of organs available for transplant would not be solved by introducing a new system of “presumed consent” of organ donation, a government appointed taskforce has concluded. At present, people must “opt in” by specifically placing their...

 

Anaesthesia with laughing gas

Laughing gas (nitrous oxide), commonly used as an anaesthetic during surgery, increases the risk of postoperative complications, newspapers reported. The Guardian explained that those patients who did not receive nitrous oxide during surgery were “50%...

 

How just a few minutes wait might make a healthier baby

On 17th August, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, reported that early cutting of the umbilical cord after birth could be harmful to newborns. The Daily Mail took a more positive stance with the news that a short delay in cutting the cord could...

 

CPR technique scrutinised

Several newspapers have today reported on resuscitation techniques after a new study analysed survival rates using the two main approaches. The Daily Telegraph suggested we should “skip the kiss” when giving the kiss of life, while BBC News emphasised...

 

High salt increases stroke risk

“The government's maximum daily salt intake target has been set too high for people to avoid unnecessary stroke and heart deaths,” the BBC reported. Newspapers also said that cutting the amount of salt in your diet by a teaspoon (5g) a day can reduce...

 

New hearts from stem cells?

Heart donors may no longer be needed because of advances in stem cell techniques, according to a news story in The Independent. The story suggests scientists are closer to growing replacement organs in a lab after the development of a  man-made...

 

How just a few minutes wait might make a healthier baby

On 17th August, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, reported that early cutting of the umbilical cord after birth could be harmful to newborns. The Daily Mail took a more positive stance with the news that a short delay in cutting the cord could...

 

Mosquitoes 'getting around bed nets'

The Daily Telegraph reported today that “insecticide-treated bed nets, whose use is being widely promoted in Africa to combat malaria, may be linked to local resurgence of the disease”. The newspaper said that a study of a village in Senegal indicates...

 


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