Dementia victims "have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff"

Dementia victims 'have twice the risk of dying in hospital while a third are not properly diagnosed by staff' Charities have described the situation for dementia sufferers as ‘scandalous’ Dementia patients are twice as likely to die in hospital than other patients The Government has pledged 50 million to improve dementia care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:11 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:40 GMT, 12 March 2013 Hospitals are failing to properly care for dementia sufferers who are twice as likely to die in them than all other patients, a damning report reveals.

Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk

Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk New guidelines suggest tamoxifen or raloxifene could offer up to 20 years of protection for those considered at high risk of cancerWomen would take the drugs for five years either before or after the menopause, with the aim of slashing odds of developing the disease By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:44 GMT, 15 January 2013 Thousands of healthy women could be offered powerful breast cancer drugs to cut their chances of contracting the disease.

Latest life-extending cancer drugs "rationed by postcode": Recommended treatments are handed out in some hospitals but not others

Life-extending cancer drugs 'rationed by postcode': Dozens of hospitals refuse to hand out treamentsDozens of trusts failing to hand out treatments for bowel, ovarian, lung and brain cancerSome of the drugs boost survival rates by a quarter and others extend lives By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:05 GMT, 11 January 2013 Hospitals are denying patients the latest life-extending cancer drugs, a report reveals.

Breastlight: Thousands misled by torch that claims detect breast cancer

Thousands of women misled by £80 torch that claims to detect breast cancer The Breastlight has been ruled as 'misleading' by advertising watchdogThe device claims to help women spot the first signs of tumoursThe Advertising Standards Authority said the advertising was 'irresponsible' More than 20,000 have been sold worldwide since 2006 | UPDATED: 07:10 GMT, 10 October 2012 'Misled': The £86 Breastlight device, which claims to help women spot the first signs of tumours, has misled thousands of women the advertising watchdog has ruled Thousands of women have been ‘misled’ into buying a torch which claims to detect breast cancer, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

One in three women "too scared" to check their breasts for cancer

One in three women 'too scared' to check their breasts for cancer Report author says girls should be taught how to check their breasts by the age of 13However, other research suggests that checking too often can cause needless anxiety among those at low risk from the disease | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 1 October 2012 A third of women do not check their breasts for lumps and bumps because they are scared of what they might find, a study has found.

Britains first womb transplant could be carried out in just TWO YEARS

Britain's first womb transplant could be carried out in just TWO YEARS Consultant Richard Smith says procedure could be routine enough and inexpensive enough for use on the NHS by 2020 | UPDATED: 08:44 GMT, 12 July 2012 Derya Sert from Anamur in Southern Turke was the first person to have a womb transplant.

Prostate cancer drug Abiraterone set for approval in England and Wales but not Scotland

England and Wales benefit from NHS postcode lottery as prostate cancer wonder drug set for approval south of border but turned down by Scotland Final approval of abiraterone for England and Wales expected in JuneProstate cancer charity calls on Scotland to approve drug | UPDATED: 09:02 GMT, 16 May 2012 Abiraterone is marketed as Zytiga A drug to treat advanced prostate cancer should be given to patients in England and Wales, according to the NHS rationing body.

A THIRD of family doctors fail to talk to dying patients about their wishes, says a study.

Third of GPs failing to talk about dying patients' last wishes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 14 May 2012 | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 14 May 2012 A third of family doctors fail to talk to dying patients about their wishes, says a study.