August 8, 2019
Can immunotherapy help to treat allergies?
Treatment like immunotherapy may work when others don’t. Some cancers like skin cancer don’t respond well to radiation or chemotherapy but may start to improve after immunotherapy.Read More
August 6, 2019
Beating cancer: one young man’s survival story
Cancer can be devastating news. But, it doesn’t have to mean the end. Zhakier Adams a 21-year-old childhood cancer survivor, reminds us that there is hope.Read More
May 3, 2019
Preparing for the death of a loved one
They say two things are inevitable; death and taxes. But while you could (but shouldn’t) cheat the taxman, no-one can cheat death. Often, however, families are unprepared for the death of a loved one. Even if you don't want to think about it, it's important to be ready for the inevitable.Read More
March 7, 2019
Are we curing HIV with stem-cells?
Ever since HIV was first identified in the 1980s, the medical community has been trying to identify a viable cure for it. This week, they got one step closer. In the UK, a patient’s HIV became "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, only the second case of its kind. What is a stem cell transplant? A stem cell transplant has replaced the traditional “bone marrow transplant” used as an effective treatment for diseases of the blood and bone marrow, like leukaemia. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It…Read More
October 22, 2018
Don’t skimp on your sunglasses!
The summer sun is here! Which means you’re going to need some cool shades for the beach. But don’t be tempted to grab the cheapest ones you can find – your precious peepers could be at risk. Cheap sunglasses are cheap because the stylish frame is pretty much all that’s on offer. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are known for causing sunburns and skin cancers, but these dangerous rays can harm your eyes too. While UV rays are invisible to the human eye, over-exposure can damage your eyes, causing conditions that affect your vision. Most cheap sunglasses don’t offer protection against UV…Read More