Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Wednesday 23rd October
 
Hormone therapy for people attempting to ‘transition’ from male to female carries major health risks, a new study published in July suggests. Published by the American College of Physicians, it indicated that men who took female hormones for two years were over five times more likely to develop a potentially dangerous clot than men who didn’t.
HealthEvangelicals Now – September 2018
 
Patients suffering from brain damage have lost an “important safeguard” that protects their lives, say campaigners in response to a Supreme Court decision. Yesterday, judges at the UK’s highest court ruled that if families and doctors agree to withdraw food and fluids, they can do so without a court’s permission.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 3rd August 2018
 
Over half of Scotland’s population say they want to donate their organs after death – under the current opt-in system. Scotland beats the national average for organ pledges, with 50.4 per cent on the voluntary register, compared to 38 per cent in the rest of the UK.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 3rd August 2018
 
Amnesty International has declared abortion to be “a human right”. It voted to adopt a policy to support ‘safe’ access to abortion at a conference held in Poland earlier this month.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 13th July 2018
 
Baldness could be beaten by an experimental drug originally designed to treat brittle bone disease, research suggests. In lab experiments the osteoporosis drug had a dramatic effect on donated follicles, stimulating them to sprout growing hairs.
HealthThe Sentinel - 9 May 2018
 
The state of Britain’s roads is stopping more people from cycling, a survey has suggested. More than half (56 per cent) of people say they would cycle more if roads had fewer faults such as potholes, according to research commissioned by charity Cycling UK.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
Up to 850 women in England and Wales could benefit from a targeted pill that treats ovarian cancer after it was approved for use on the NHS through the Cancer Drugs Fund. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (nice) said niraparib will be made available to adults with relapsed, high-grade serous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, who have had two or more courses of platinum-based chemotherapy.
HealthThe Sentinel - 1 June 2018
 
The number of GPs who plan to leave the profession in the next five years is at an “all-time high”, a new report has found. A national survey for GPs, which has been polling family doctors since 1999, found that almost two in five (39%) said they were likely to quit direct patient care within five years. This is the highest figure since the National GP Worklife Survey began, researchers said.
HealthThe Sentinel - 31 May 2018
 
Thousands of breast cancer patients in the UK may be safely spared chemotherapy following a study. A US trial of more than 10,000 women with the most common form of early breast cancer found the treatment was unnecessary for many after surgery. It is estimated 3,000 to 5,000 UK women in the UK are likely to avoid chemotherapy every year as a result.
HealthThe Sentinel - 4 June 2018
 
The parts of England worst affected by suicide are to be given a funding boost to enhance prevention services, officials have announced. Money is to be provided for new targeted awareness campaigns, special psychological support and improved self-harm services in a number of regions across England.
HealthThe Sentinel, 17 May 2018
 
A recently identified pig virus could pose a potentially lethal threat to human populations, research suggests. Lab tests show porcine deltacoronavirus, first detected in China in 2012, readily jumps between the cells of different species including humans. The pathogen shows similarities to the deadly responsible for Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and Mers (Middle East respiratory syndrome).
HealthThe Sentinel, 15 May 2018
 
According to the NHS, hundreds of thousands of elderly people across the UK feel isolated and cut off from society. There is a stigma around loneliness, and many people, especially older people and especially men, are too proud to ask for help; but chronic loneliness can lead to serious decline in both mental and physical health.
HealthLife and Work - July 2018
 
Cases of syphilis – the sexually transmitted disease which left untreated can lead to meningitis and heart problems – have risen by a fifth in just one year. Public Health England (PHE) said there were over 7,000 cases of the STI in 2017, with the vast majority among men who have sex with men.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 15th June 2017
 
On 30 April, Wales became the first part of the UK to introduce a new non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) to help screen for conditions such as Down’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes. CARE has long been concerned at the profound impact the test will have on not only the number of children being identified and aborted, but also on individuals and their families living with Down’s and other syndromes.
HealthCARE Impact Direct - 15th June 2018
 
Older people are buying more bikes than ever before, heralding the rise of “silver cyclists”, a new study shows. The trend is being driven by men and women over the age of 55 who are cycling for pleasure or to stay fit and healthy, said retail giant Halfords.
HealthThe Sentinel - 2nd April 2018
 
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