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4 October 2012 Last updated at 19:01 ET Taxes may need to be raised to help the NHS avoid making cuts to front-line services, the new leader of the British Medical Association has suggested. Dr Mark Porter told the BBC the ageing population was driving up costs, leading to rationing in areas such as cataract surgery and knee operations
ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2012) A novel therapy in the early stages of development at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center shows promise in providing lasting protection against the progression of multiple myeloma following a stem cell transplant by making the cancer cells easier targets for the immune system. Outlined in the British Journal of Hematology , the Phase II clinical trial was led by Amir Toor, M.D., hematologist-oncologist in the Bone Marrow Transplant Program and research member of the Developmental Therapeutics program at VCU Massey Cancer Center
1 October 2012 Last updated at 07:22 ET Smokers are being asked to give up smoking for 28 days from 1 October in the first mass quit attempt. Stoptober, backed by Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation, hopes a united effort will help many of England’s eight million smokers to quit successfully. Research shows people who stop smoking for 28 days are five times more likely to stay smoke-free.
19 September 2012 Last updated at 19:12 ET By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News The number of NHS trusts in debt in England has more than doubled in a year – although overall the health service finished 2011-12 in surplus. The Audit Commission report said 31 trusts posted a deficit – more than one in 10 of the hospital, mental health and community trusts in the NHS
12 September 2012 Last updated at 20:27 ET By Emily Selvadurai Health reporter, BBC News online Breast cancer screening saves the lives of two women for every one patient who receives unnecessary treatment, according to a major European review.