Physician’s focus on world-class care makes Niagara Health one of Ontario’s few hospitals to offer specialized tumor treatment – Niagara Health News, Updates & Publications | Niagara health system

dr. Sriharsha Athreya found himself seeing many patients from Niagara during his time as an interventional radiologist in Hamilton. So when a vacancy arose in Niagara Health’s Interventional Radiology Department in late 2017, Dr. Athreya not to apply. He saw it as an opportunity to bring more comprehensive care closer to home to so many … Read more

NHS patients with coronary artery disease got diamond-covered ‘hula hoop’ unblocks arteries

Could a diamond-covered ‘hula hoop’ that cuts away artery blockages offer hope to a third of NHS patients with coronary heart disease for whom standard stent treatment could have ‘catastrophic consequences’? NHS may perform artery-clearing surgery using diamond-encrusted dremel-like tool The device shaves away heart conditions that cause calcium deposits in blood vessels Standard treatment … Read more

NHS rejects ketamine for depression as psychiatrists accuse NICE of mental health discrimination

A row has broken out between NHS watchdogs and top mental health doctors over the approval of a controversial ketamine-based antidepressant. Spravato, a nasal spray also known as esketamine, was given the green light from the European Medicines Agency in December 2019 as a fast-acting treatment for depressed patients who had failed to respond to … Read more

Thousands of cancer patients with lymphedema – causing limbs to swell – face NHS postcode lottery

Cancer patients suffering from lymphedema – in which limbs swell to double their usual size – leaving 400,000 people in UK facing NHS postcode lottery for life-changing treatments, senior medics warn Cancer patients with lymphedema may see limbs swell to twice their usual size NHS postcode lottery means thousands of life-changing surgery medics are missing: … Read more

This year’s flu wave is bigger and earlier and could form ‘twin disease’ with resurgent Covid

This year’s flu season could be bigger and worse, as it combined with Covid causes a dangerous ‘twin disease’, doctors warn. There are now concerns that the simultaneous bout of flu and Covid could overload the NHS, which is already trying to clear record backlogs. Figures from the Southern Hemisphere, which usually predict what will … Read more

Scientists hail ‘incredible’ results of diabetes shot that lowers blood sugar levels twice as fast

Millions of diabetics could see life-changing results from an “incredible” new drug, researchers suggested today. Tirzepatide works by mimicking hormones that both help control blood sugar and suppress appetite, helping people shed pounds. It has already been shown to be more effective than other similar drugs, including those distributed by the NHS. But new data, … Read more

Scientists hail ‘incredible’ results of diabetes shot that lowers blood sugar levels twice as fast

Millions of diabetics could see life-changing results from an “incredible” new drug, researchers suggested today. Tirzepatide works by mimicking hormones that both help control blood sugar and suppress appetite, helping people shed pounds. It has already been shown to be more effective than other similar drugs, including those distributed by the NHS. But new data, … Read more

Wegovy shot that makes you feel full may reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes

An injection that makes you feel full reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 60 percent, according to a study. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has recommended that Wegovy be used by the NHS – a weekly injection that suppresses appetite. The drug works by hijacking the body’s appetite-regulating system … Read more

Prostate cancer death rates triple during pandemic

Death rates among men with prostate cancer tripled during the first year of the pandemic, according to “extremely disturbing” new data. The figures show nearly 5,000 additional deaths of men with prostate cancer during the pandemic – at a time when the number of diagnoses fell. Only about 1,000 were caused by Covid, researchers said. … Read more

Experts fear ‘Covid hangover’ prostate cancer due to lack of face-to-face GP appointments

Experts predict a spike in prostate cancer deaths in the coming years – a hangover from the thousands of cases missed during the Covid pandemic. Cancer specialists have blamed the lack of personal GP appointments for the predicted rise, meaning tell-tale signs went undetected. An analysis of NHS data shows that the number of prostate … Read more