Tag Archives: Lives

Jade Goody saved our lives – meet three women inspired to take smear test by late star

More than 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year, and almost 1,000 lose their lives to the killer disease – yet it is 99.8 per cent preventable with regular screening. Big Brother star Jade Goody’s death at 27 in 2009 led to a surge in women having smear tests. But… Read More »

High fibre diets make for healthier lives

People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »

The breakthroughs that could save our lives

It has been a remarkable year of promise in medical science – from reversing blindness and paralysis to progress in cancer and infertility. First gene-edited babies, probably. A scientist in China caused the biggest stir in science for years when he claimed to have made the world’s first gene-edited babies. The twin girls are apparently… Read More »

NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters

NHS hit by fresh cancer screening blunder: Lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent smear test letters, reminders or test results by ‘shambolic’ private firm with a £330million Government contract More than 4,500 women were not sent the results of their screening tests  Whereas more than 40,000 were not sent appointment invitations… Read More »