Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment

Ollie, 12, wants to learn to play the drums but he can’t after losing some of his hearing following cancer treatment when he was only a few months old. Now scientists have discovered that a new drug given hours after chemotherapy can reduce the long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Hearing damage in children reduced from 63% to 33%, More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

The number of elderly people in the UK diagnosed each year with cancer is set to rise by 80% in less than 20 years, a report predicts. Cancer Research UK estimates that by 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'

When Charlie Gard died, his parents said their son would make a difference to people’s lives for years to come. Chris Gard and Connie Yates have spent the months since his death developing ‘Charlie’s More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'

More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found. An independent panel said, taking into account missing records, a further More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Gosport hospital deaths: Independent panel findings due

Families of hundreds of people who died at a scandal-hit hospital hope a report published later could end a decades-long wait for the truth. The report follows several inquiries into the prescribing of sedatives More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

Media playback is unsupported on your device The use of medicinal cannabis is to be reviewed, which could lead to more prescriptions of drugs made from the plant, the home secretary has said. The More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May BBC News – Health  More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'

Children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it, a study suggests. A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital

Media playback is unsupported on your device A boy with severe epilepsy, who was admitted to hospital after his medical cannabis oil was confiscated, has been discharged. Billy Caldwell, 12, was More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Exercise should work out the brain and the body

By Prof. Darlene ReidSpecial to the Star Mon., June 18, 2018 Research shows Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — or COPD — can affect more than your ability to breathe. It can also affect your More...