UK’s first coronary heart pump targets 2018 medical trial

Picture caption Researchers have steered coronary heart pumps may assist remedy the scarcity of coronary heart donors The UK’s first synthetic coronary heart pump has moved a step nearer to getting used on sufferers, scientists have mentioned. It has been developed at Swansea College’s Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and medical trials are attributable to start in late 2018 with the goal of a full rollout two

‘Bronchial asthma is a killer – it took away my miracle daughter’

Picture copyright Mr and Mrs Dennis Picture caption Olivia Dennis was 10 when she died from an bronchial asthma assault Lisa Dennis is taking a look at pictures of her daughter Olivia – a blonde lady with a radiant smile. These are particular moments, frozen in time. Olivia died 4 years in the past, aged 10, after having an bronchial asthma assault. Her dad and mom didn’t even know their

Hazard map reveals well being risk zone

Picture copyright EcoHealthAlliance South America is a hotbed of potential viruses that might be the following main risk to the world’s well being, in accordance with “hazard maps”. The EcoHealth Alliance in New York checked out mammals, the viruses they harbour and the way they arrive into contact with individuals. It revealed bats carry extra potential threats than different mammals. The researchers hope the information might be used to stop

Ebola virus burial groups ‘saved hundreds of lives’

Picture copyright Mark Georgiou Picture caption The our bodies of Ebola victims have been significantly poisonous They have been unusual folks doing a rare job in extraordinarily harmful occasions. Now new analysis suggests Purple Cross volunteers who helped bury a lot of the our bodies of Ebola victims in West Africa may have prevented greater than 10,000 circumstances of the lethal illness. Greater than 28,000 folks have been contaminated with

‘Exceptional’ drop in new HIV circumstances amongst males

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption The numbers had been primarily based on 200 sexual well being clinics in England For the primary time, new diagnoses of HIV have fallen amongst males who’ve intercourse with males in England, in accordance with knowledge from Public Well being England. They’ve decreased from 2,060 in 2014-15 to 1,700 in 2015-16, whereas in London there was a good steeper drop. PHE stated elevated testing,

Measuring muscle hole ‘helps gamers again on their ft’

Picture copyright Shaun Botterill/Getty Pictures Picture caption Footballers typically maintain muscle accidents and will be out for months A brand new manner of measuring the severity of muscle accidents might assist footballers return to motion extra shortly, analysis suggests. Spanish scientists mentioned passing a present by the affected muscle tissues gave a clearer image of sentimental tissue injury than ultrasound or MRI scans. This might give golf equipment a greater

First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital

Picture caption Some NHS sufferers have been despatched to the Paul Scherrer Institute in Northern Switzerland for proton beam remedy The machine that can allow the NHS’s first proton beam remedy (PBT) unit to deal with most cancers sufferers will arrive later. Manchester’s Christie hospital would be the first NHS unit to supply the therapy, that means sufferers needing PBT will now not should go overseas. As much as 750

Social media strain is linked to beauty process growth

Picture copyright Science Picture Library Younger persons are turning to beauty procedures comparable to botox and dermal fillers because of social media strain, in response to a report. A examine by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics says authorities should shield individuals from an unregulated trade. The report additionally condemns makeover apps and on-line cosmetic surgery video games geared toward youngsters as younger as 9. The authors worry such apps are

Peace eventually

Fifteen years in the past there was no such factor as palliative care – look after the dying – in Mongolia. Now there’s, due to the efforts of 1 lady, who persuaded the nation’s medical institution that it was attainable and worthwhile to stop individuals dying in agony. Odontuya Davaasuren was 17 years outdated, finding out paediatrics removed from dwelling in Leningrad, Russia when her father died of lung most

Century-old Parkinson’s query answered

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Scientists say they’ve discovered the primary direct proof that the immune system does assault the mind in Parkinson’s illness. The function of “autoimmunity” was first recommended practically a century in the past, however had not been confirmed. The invention, in the journal Nature, means that medicine to calm the immune system might assist handle the illness. In Parkinson’s the mind is progressively broken resulting in a