Arizona flu cases below level a year ago but above average

The number of reported laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in Arizona during the current flu season is well below the number at this point a year ago but significantly above the five-year average. The state Department of Health Services' most recent weekly report says the cumulative total of cases so … [Read More...]

GPs running out of flu vaccine

A shortage of the new over-65s flu vaccine has led to many vulnerable older patients being turned away, GPs have said. Deliveries of adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine, known as aTIV, have been staggered with doctors warning ahead of the vaccination season that they would run out between batches, GP … [Read More...]

Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea

Eugene Bell Foundation Chairman Stephen Linton speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The U.S.-based nonprofit group called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over … [Read More...]

Pioneering cancer treatment recommended for young leukaemia patients

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said young people with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will have access to tisagenlecleucel through the Cancer Drugs Fund . Blood cancer charity Bloodwise said the announcement will come as a “huge relief for a number of worried families” and … [Read More...]

Women’s health advocates lifting the cloud on Pap smear tests

AWARENESS: Horsham's Lister House Clinic nurse manager Amanda Wilson and advocate Kylie Stephens promoting national cervical cancer awareness week. Picture: DAINA OLIVER Horsham's Lister House Clinic nurse manager Amanda Wilson and advocate Kylie Stephens started a conversation about regular Pap smear testing during national cancer awareness week. [Read More...]