Liver transplant ‘game changing’ treatment approved

Image copyright David NasrallaImage caption The normothermic perfusion machine pumps oxygenated blood and nutrients into livers outside the body A new procedure for storing livers donated for transplant has been hailed a “game changer” and approved for use on the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) say perfusion machines could increase […]

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Breast cancer risk test ‘game changer’

Image copyright Getty Images Experts have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, such as weight, to give the most comprehensive assessment possible, says Cancer Research UK. The test is not yet routinely available on […]

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Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Malaria cases are rising, after years of steady declines A key fund which finances the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is seeking fresh investment worth £11bn. The French President Emmanuel Macron is launching the latest round to replenish the Global Fund in Paris. It is being called “a decisive […]

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