The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (17-21/02)
  • Posted on: 21/02/2020
  • Category: Industry

The Week In... Nursing + Healthcare (17-21/02)

New gene therapy used to treat patients with a rare inherited eye disorder, 120,000 cancer patients left ‘in the dark’ about treatment, new rapid HIV testing kits are used in Glasgow, and there’s a call to stop spreading of ‘fake news’ around the Coronavirus.

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Celebrity death reignites calls for improved mental health services

The tragic death of former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack has reignited widespread calls by the public for a drastically improved mental health service provision across the UK.

Rapid tests to help tackle Glasgow's HIV outbreak

New HIV tests that provide results in minutes have been introduced in Glasgow to help tackle the worst outbreak of the infection in decades.

Fake news will make the Coronavirus outbreak worse, study shows

Efforts to stop people sharing fake news, misinformation and harmful advice on social media could save lives.

Gene therapy to halt rare form of sight loss

A new gene therapy has been used to treat patients with a rare inherited eye disorder which causes blindness.

120,000 patients ‘left in the dark’ over cancer treatment

Macmillan Cancer Support has revealed that as many as 120,000 patients a year feel that topics including treatments and side effects were not fully explained to them, making them feel “left in the dark”.

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