Friday Five

The health news that you might have missed this week – Friday Five

Not sure about you, but we were bombarded with plenty of big health stories this week, like the first ever smear test campaign as attendance hits 20 year low, the second person ever to be cured of HIV and the four-hour target is set to be scrapped. Sure, it’s interesting stuff, but this week we…

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Unhappy doctors, pager purge and even more Brexit

Revolutionary Parkinson’s treatment A new Parkinson’s treatment that delivers a drug directly to the brain has been tested in patients. Scans have shown visual evidence of improvements to affected areas of the brain, although some experts have warned it’s too early to know whether this will result in improvements in symptoms. Read more from the…

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Brexit, sepsis and sharks – this week’s Friday Five

It was a big week for exciting new health innovations Sepsis test could show results in minutes A new rapid test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis is being developed by University of Strathclyde researchers. The device, which has been tested in a laboratory, may be capable of producing results in two-and-a-half minutes, the Biosensors and Bioelectronics…

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It’s been a big week for tech – this week’s Friday Five

Our tech week continues… 90% of all NHS jobs predicted to require digital skills within 20 years This week Dr Eric Topol published his report into the future of technology in the NHS, which called for the development of a digitally ready workforce. Robots, artificial intelligence and smart speakers will ease the burden on doctors…