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Breast cancer: ‘Life-changing’ drug given go-ahead for routine NHS use

The drug previously had to be accessed through the Cancer Drugs Fund. Charity Breast Cancer Now said it was “delighted” by the news, describing the drug’s effects as “extraordinary”. Nice has recommended the drug for use for women who have HER2-positive breast cancer which has returned to the breast but is inoperable, or where it […]

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Pothole chaos REVEALED – Funding for repairs falls as breakdowns increase in the UK

Pothole-related breakdowns are on the rise in the UK. During the final quarter of 2017 breakdowns caused by potholes increased by 11 per cent. The RAC was called to 2,830 vehicles with faults likely caused by poor quality road surfaces between October and December, compared with 2,547 in the same period in 2016. It was […]

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Heart attack patients missing out on rehab, charity warns

New research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found the average uptake of cardiac rehabilitation was 51 per cent, or 68,500 people, in 2015/16. This means that just under half of patients are missing out on a rehabilitation programme which can cut their risk of readmission and premature death, the charity said. The programme offers […]