Rare Disease Campaign 2020
Drug repurposing is bringing hope to rare diseases
“A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.” This was the headline of a recent BBC news story that proclaimed dexamethasone as the first proven, life-saving drug in the race to treat coronavirus. In the world of rare disease treatments, ‘cheap’ and ‘widely available’ aren’t terms … Continued
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Protected: The gender gap: why men should be more interested in health
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Breast health 2021
We need that lightbulb moment with secondary breast cancer
Jacquie Beltrao, 56, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2020, at the start of lockdown. She explains how it feels to be told your cancer has returned. The news that Jacquie’s breast cancer had returned and was treatable but not curable came out of the blue and was quite frankly terrifying. “When you get … Continued