New ‘Good Help’ Guide Developed to Support People with Long-Term Conditions by Leading Charities

The British Heart Foundation (BHF), Macmillan Cancer Support and Nesta are today publishing Reimagining Help: an evidence-based approach to helping people reach their goals,[1] which includes a new Reimagining Help Guide to diversify sources of help outside of hospital, with the aim of enabling people with long term health conditions  to take control and ensure [...]

By |2020-09-23T12:47:03+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Swansea Health And Medicine Students Recognised for Volunteering In COVID-19 Crisis

Around 1000 healthcare and medical students who have volunteered during the Covid-19 pandemic are to receive a voucher for a local business, thanks to a donation of £27,500 by Santander, through Santander Universities. The aim is to reward students’ courageous efforts, and at the same time put money back into the economy and help local [...]

By |2020-09-21T13:03:14+00:00September 21st, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Patients in Wales to Routinely Receive DPYD Test Ahead of Chemotherapy Treatment

Wales has become the first in the UK to routinely provide all cancer patients being treated with certain types of chemotherapy DPYD screening to identify their risk of severe side-effects and help prevent this occurring. An estimated 10% of patients prescribed fluoropyrimidine drugs, which are widely used for the treatment of cancer, can develop severe, [...]

By |2020-09-16T14:56:35+00:00September 16th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Skin Deep

Julie van Onselen, Lecturer Practitioner in Dermatology, Dermatology Education Partnership Ltd, presents an overview of emollients and dry skin conditions, aimed at pharmacists. Pharmacists are increasingly on the frontline of managing eczema and dry skin conditions. A key component of first-line management is recommendation of the most appropriate emollients, which may be bought over the [...]

By |2020-09-14T11:24:42+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Under the Microscope – Aplastic Anaemia

Aplastic anaemia is a rare and serious bone marrow failure disorder that can be fatal. The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only organisation in the UK, in existence for over 30 years, dedicated to raising funds to enable research and providing much-needed emotional and practical support to patients and their loved ones. Leena O’Hara, from [...]

By |2020-09-14T11:12:30+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

All Kidding Aside

In this feature, leading GORD expert and Treasurer of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), Chief of the Department of Translational Medical Science at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’, and Vice-President of the Italian Society for Paediatrics, Professor Annamaria Staiano, answers the key questions surrounding GOR and GORD, including the [...]

By |2020-09-14T11:09:19+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Fighting Words

Monique van Leerdam, leading colorectal cancer expert and member of the United European Gastroenterology Public Affairs Committee, discusses what action can be taken to reduce the heavy burden of colorectal cancer across Europe. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is Europe’s second biggest cancer killer, claiming the lives of over 170,000 people in the EU each year. (1) [...]

By |2020-09-14T11:05:52+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

Parkinson’s: Windows of Opportunity

This article was sourced from news stories highlighted by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. As the urgent need for disease-modifying therapies for the Parkinson’s community continues, what’s currently leading the way in the research landscape? Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia in Parkinson’s A research team at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology – led [...]

By |2020-09-14T11:02:43+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

A Stroke of Action

WPR talks to Manuel Reiberg, MD of Daiichi-Sankyo, about the impact of strokes on the population, particularly during the ongoing pandemic, and the necessity of effective detection and prevention strategies. What have been the challenges put on healthcare systems with regards to protecting patients with a high risk of AF-related stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic? [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:57:14+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments

A Sign of Things to Come

With late-stage diagnosis of prostate cancer still on the rise, Rebecca Porta, Orchid’s Chief Executive, explains why, and depicts the importance of risk awareness. The Problem: Late-Stage Diagnosis Prostate cancer is now the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in men in the UK, with nearly 50,000 cases in 2018. While it was encouraging to hear from Public [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:53:48+00:00September 14th, 2020|Regional News, WH News, WPR Sept 2020|0 Comments
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