Tag Archives: Finds

Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »

Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) – In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report. The researchers, all from the VA, compared wait times there for new patients to those for new patients in the private sector as determined by an… Read More »

Teen finds tumour after sleep seizure

A teenager who discovered he had an aggressive brain tumour after having a seizure in his sleep has travelled to Thailand for treatment. A CT scan last April revealed Greg Lewis, from Bunbury in Western Australia, had calcification on the brain — most likely due to a vein bursting when he was a child. “I… Read More »