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NHS winter crisis: Number of A&E patients treated in four hours falls to record low in December

Worst ever NHS A&E performance figures for December show 400,000 patients faced four-hour waits as record-low 79.8% were treated in the target time More than one in five people in A&E December spent more than four hours there Last week 18,251 ambulance patients waited 30 mins or more to be handed over Doctors said hospitals… Read More »

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »

A Small Number Of Men With Prostate Cancer Are ‘Super Responders’ To Immunotherapy

A small number of men respond very well to the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, according to a new … [+] study. Getty Results from a new clinical trial have shown that some men with advanced prostate cancer can live for at least two more years on immunotherapy after exhausting all other treatment options. The work led… Read More »

Medical News Today: Sleep deprivation ‘triples the number of lapses in attention’

A new study adds to the evidence that sleep deprivation has a significant effect on our day-to-day functioning. The authors warn that if we have slept poorly overnight, we are twice as likely to commit errors, some of which may well be very costly. Share on PinterestResearchers warn that accumulating evidence demonstrates just how risky… Read More »

China to reduce number of small slaughterhouses to better control African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry on Tuesday said it will reduce the number of small-scale slaughterhouses to better prevent and control African swine fever. There are too many small slaughterhouses in some places in China, equipped with old facilities and backward production techniques, and checks on the pork quality are not done properly, the… Read More »