Friday Five

Excess lung cancer deaths, Britain closer than rest of Europe to ending pandemic, warning to get Covid booster and miscarriage treatment – this week’s Friday Five

Delay in diagnosis due to lockdown could result in extra 2,500 lung cancer deaths The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) has estimated that the stay at home guidance for people with a cough could fuel 2,500 additional lung cancer deaths. Lung cancer is the most common cause of death in the UK, accounting for around…

Friday Five

HPV vaccine saves thousands of lives, Sage scientist steps down, ambulance waiting time quadruples and limited access to abortions – this week’s Friday Five

HPV vaccine saves thousands of women from cervical cancer A study has found that the NHS vaccination programme to prevent cervical cancer has stopped thousands of women from developing the disease and experiencing pre-cancerous changes to cells. In the first proof that the programme is saving lives, the Cancer Research UK-funded study found that cervical…