Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Gap in Breast Cancer Survival for Black, White Patients Shrinks, But Not by Enough

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 2, 2021 — Racial disparities in breast cancer survival have narrowed in recent years, but Black women with the disease still have double the death rate of white women. That’s according to a study that tracked breast cancer trends in Florida between 1990 and 2015. Overall, deaths from… Read More »

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Metabolic Changes in Patients with Lupus: Study

London, March 27: Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – both factors linked to heart disease – if they have lower vitamin D levels, a new study has revealed. Researchers believe that boosting vitamin D levels may improve control of these cardiovascular risk factors, as well as improving… Read More »

Loxley House gives patients their first COVID-19 shots

GENERAL practitioners in Bathurst are now able to vaccinate residents against COVID-19. On Monday, Loxley House Family Practice’s Dr Vidya Murugiah administered the facility’s first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to Stuart Simmons. The 72-year-old said he felt a responsibility to get the vaccine now that it is available and he is eligible. “I think… Read More »

Hospital launches online therapy in response to ‘dramatic increase’ in referral of patients with mental health issues

Saint John of God Hospital has launched a new online therapy programme for people struggling with their mental health due to a “dramatic increase” in admissions and referrals since the start of the pandemic. he hospital recently revealed that it has seen a dramatic increase in admissions and referrals from new and existing patients who… Read More »

Pharma’s Future Relevance Depends on Empathy, Messaging, Partnering, and Supporting Patients and Providers

COVID-19 is re-shaping all industries, especially health care. And the pharma industry is challenged along with other health care sectors. In fact, the coronavirus crisis impacts on pharma are especially accelerated based on how the pandemic has affected health care providers, as seen through research from Accenture published in Reinventing Relevance: New Models for Pharma… Read More »

Trump says FDA hold on blood treatment therapy use for coronavirus patients ‘could be a political decision’

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the White House in Washington, August 11, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was “surprised” to learn about the Food and Drug Administration’s hold on granting emergency use for an experimental blood treatment… Read More »