Toddler diagnosed with cancer after his mother refused to believe he was simply constipated is given the all-clear thanks to wonder drug Oliver Lee was taken to hospital by his parents suffering from stomach painDoctors suggested he had constipation but his mother Sophie insisted it was something more seriousAn MRI scan revealed four tumours caused by the rare muscle cancer rhabdomyosarcomaHe underwent nine cycles of chemotherapy and was put on an international drug trial for the wonder drug Avastin ” class=”blkBorder” /> Ollie, pictured in hospital in December 2011 (l) and August 2012 (r) went through nine cycles of chemotherapy Team Ollie: Sophie and Simon raised money for the Queen's Medical Centre where Oliver was being treated Sophie, 38, said: 'Our whole world fell apart, I can still remember the consultant telling us the news.
Some mentally ill patients may be unlawfully detained due to errors in medical records 4% of sectioned patients have 'irregularities' in their records, meaning they could be unlawfully detainedThe number of people detained under the Mental Health Act rose 5% last year to 48,600Concerns that patients are not informed of their right to see a lawyer or independent mental health advocate , 4 per cent contained mistakes which called the legality of their detention into question.
Self-help books DO relieve depression – and prevent it from returning Patients offered books had significantly lower levels of depression four months and a year laterSelf-help books based on the principles of 'talking therapy' cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Books helped motivate people and encourage positive life changes, say Scottish researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 28 January 2013 Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression Reading a self-help book really can alleviate depression, new research suggests.
World first as British woman has implant that could transform cancer treatment for thousands Implant is a pump designed to remove the dangerous build-up of fluid in the body that many cancers causeCancer patients need regular hospital visits to drain fluid off due to discomfort it causesBut new pump drains fluid from the abdomen into the bladder, where it is expelled in the urine By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:37 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 18 January 2013 A British cancer patient become the first in the world to benefit from a new implant that could transform treatment for thousands of people.
Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and needed specialist radiation treatmentNHS refused to put her on project to send children to U.S for the treatment saying her survival chances were too lowParents raised 170,000 and she was given all clear in 2010 after treatmentCancer returned in 2011 and sadly further treatment could not eradicate the disease By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 GMT, 8 January 2013 A brave five-year-old girl who was given the all clear for a brain tumour after the NHS 'abandoned' her has died just months after the cancer returned.
Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed Young men who suffer cancer are given chance to store sperm in case invasive treatment damages fertility But many do not realise it can be disposed of after a decade if their fertility has not been tested By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 GMT, 4 January 2013 Young men who have undergone treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer are routinely offered the chance to store their sperm to ward against the risk of post-treatment infertility.
Sun, sea and a body MoT: From new teeth in Bratislava to banishing insomnia in (where else) Bedfordshire, the breaks that are a REAL health tonic | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 29 December 2012 You might assume that an annual holiday is the one time when health concerns go out of the window.
Could Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression – because it stops you LOOKING miserableIn a US trial, the treatment relieved symptoms in more than a quarter of patients – compared to just seven per cent of those given a placeboScientists believe it works because it physically stops people frowning, something which can trigger negative emotions | UPDATED: 18:18 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists believe Botox could help to treat mental illness It has long been recognised for its wrinkle-busting properties.
Cancer patient, 7, stars as king in school nativity after nurse works 'Christmas miracle' to move surgery scheduled for same day Finn, 7, underwent 18 months of gruelling cancer treatment He was desperate to star in his school's nativity play but surgery to take out a feeding tube was scheduled for the same dayThe family's Macmillan cancer nurse Sarah stepped in and had the operation rearrangedShe also went in to speak to Finn's primary school after his brother was bullied because Finn had lost his hair Mother described Sarah as 'our Christmas miracle'.
Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers hope for diseased eyes Non-invasive Oraya therapy inhibits blood vessel growth – reducing inflammation and scarring of the eye | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 22 December 2012 A revolutionary new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has had its global launch in the UK.