New ‘Smart’ Walking Device to Help Thousands of Parkinson’s Sufferers

A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson’s disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition. Neha Shahid Chaudhry was inspired to invent a ‘smart’ walking stick after witnessing her late granddad struggle with the disease for seven years, repeatedly suffering falls when his joints seized [...]

By |2016-05-19T10:07:09+00:00May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vitamin Pill Could Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

The first patients have begun receiving treatment in a new clinical trial to find out if vitamin K can improve heart and blood vessel health in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The researchers at the University of Dundee and University of Glasgow, leading the trial, are being funded thanks to a £290,000 grant from [...]

By |2016-04-15T13:21:10+00:00April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Danish Model of Early Cancer Diagnosis Inspiring Clinicians

Clinicians from NHS Wales, including Cwm Taf University Health Board, took part in a fact-finding visit to Aarhus last week to find out how the Danish health service is speeding up cancer diagnosis. One of the key changes introduced in Denmark is a system where patients who do not have clear symptoms of a specific [...]

By |2016-04-13T13:42:21+00:00April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World’s First Live-Streamed Virtual Reality Operation Announced

An operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital – taking place today – will be the first in the world to be broadcast live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology. Thousands of medical students watching remotely though VR headsets and using their smartphones will be able to learn about surgery [...]

By |2016-04-13T14:57:25+00:00April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Progress for New Wellness and Wellbeing Project

Discussions are underway between the Welsh government and the ARCH partners along with Carmarthenshire Council to drive forward plans for a unique Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes in Llanelli. The multi-million pound Carmarthenshire Council-led project will be the first of its kind and is being developed through ARCH (A Regional Collaboration for Health) [...]

By |2016-04-07T15:48:58+00:00April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diurnal’s AIM Listing Strengthens Wales Medtech Sector

In December last year, Diurnal completed a successful £30 million IPO on AIM. The Cardiff-based company, which develops innovative approaches to drug delivery, became the third company in Finance Wales’ technology ventures portfolio to be listed on AIM. Diurnal follows in the footsteps of MedaPhor and Q-Chip, which listed following its acquisition by Midatech. Rich [...]

By |2016-04-05T14:09:38+00:00April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life-Saving Project Trialled in Cwm Taf Will Be Extended Across Wales

A project to reduce the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease in some of the most deprived communities in Cwm Taf is to be extended across Wales, the Welsh government has announced. Lessons learned in the pilot schemes in Cwm Taf and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board areas will now support other boards [...]

By |2016-04-05T14:00:18+00:00April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Injured Sportsmen Put 3D Printed Splints to the Test

People who have suffered a life-changing injury are getting a helping hand at Morriston Hospital using innovative 3D printing technology. Specialists at the hospital and a leading innovation centre in Cardiff have teamed up with patients to create and test 3D printed splints to protect and support the hands of people with brachial plexus injuries. [...]

By |2016-04-04T15:03:17+00:00April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Women in Science ‘Critical for Economic Future of Wales’ Says New Report

A new report commissioned by the Welsh government and published on International Women’s Day seeks to find ways to encourage more girls and women in Wales to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and pursue careers in the science sector. The report – entitled Talented Women for a Successful Wales – aims to [...]

By |2016-03-13T20:50:36+00:00March 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NPA Welcomes Wales Common Ailment Service

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has welcomed the Welsh government’s announcement of a national community pharmacy-based NHS common ailments service. The NHS Wales Choose Pharmacy service will be based on two successful pathfinder schemes that have been operating in 32 pharmacies in Cynon Valley and Gwynedd. NPA and Community Pharmacy Wales Board Member, Raj Aggarwal, [...]

By |2016-03-07T16:58:43+00:00March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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