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Cancer patients in Wales are to begin receiving proton therapy treatment through the NHS after a treatment centre was granted permission by the country's health boards.The Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales was the first to offer the treatment in the UK when it opened in April, but until now it…
People living in rural areas are less likely to survive cancer than those who live in cities, according to a new global review.Researchers examined 39 studies and found 30 of them reported a "clear survival disadvantage" for rural people compared to those living in urban areas.The study found those living…
Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane has spoken of the loneliness of suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) after being inspired to help create an exhibition on the subject by his mother, who has the condition.Research carried out by the MS Society has found three in five (60%) people with the…
Glasgow is to become the first Scottish city to join a major global initiative aimed at halting the spread of HIV.Council leaders are to sign up to the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the AIDS Epidemic – a move which will commit the city to working to end new…
Rising rates of autoimmune conditions are costing the UK billions each year, health experts have warned.Connect Immune Research, a coalition of medical research charities, said many autoimmune conditions are becoming more common, with some increasing in incidence by as much as 9% each year.It has published a report, which shows…
Actor Daniel Radcliffe is using his star power to back a moving and inspiring online appeal to raise money for children with a terminal condition this Christmas.The Harry Potter star has narrated a two-minute fundraising film for the charity Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which helps youngsters with terminal conditions…
A terminally ill motor neurone disease sufferer who wants to die a "peaceful and dignified death" will go to the UK's highest court in a bid to change the law on assisted dying.Noel Conway (pictured) vowed to continue his legal fight after losing a Court of Appeal challenge in June…
A fifth of cancer patients are facing discrimination when they return to work after treatment, a poll suggests.Macmillan Cancer Support said that many bosses have "misconceptions" about employees with a cancer diagnosis.The charity said in the last two years its helpline has seen unprecedented demand for help over workplace discrimination.It…
The NHS will invest up to £46 million to help tens of thousands of people living with diabetes to receive life-changing treatment.NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has pledged to end the postcode lottery where type 1 in some parts of the country are not able to get glucose monitors.Mr…
Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes. In a study led by the University of Exeter, most people with dementia had one or more additional chronic…
MPs have written to Northern Ireland's health chief to express concerns that cancer services in the region are falling behind the rest of the UK.Members of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee said they were concerned about screening services, waiting times and the lack of an up-to-date cancer strategy.Committee chair Dr…
Tens of thousands of cancer patients, including many who are terminally ill, will face further "hardship, stress and anxiety" if they are forced to transfer to Universal Credit (UC), a leading charity has warned.Some 26,000 sufferers receiving benefits face financial difficulty and worry if they are forced to move to…
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