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Double lung transplant needed for former teacher

Double lung transplant needed for former teacherSam Yates does not have much time. She needs a double lung transplant and is just 27-years-old. Doctors have informed her that her lungs are now at the end-stage.

Her deteriorating condition has made her ready to accept lungs from extended criteria donors. This includes all those who have been suffering from brain tumour, heavy smokers and people who have been suffering from viral infections.

Trust meeting on 25th

Trust meeting on 25thA meeting will be held of the board of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and there will be many topics covered at the meet including the progress towards becoming an NHS Foundation Trust. The meeting takes place on October 25.

Everyone is invited to be a part of the discussions. Especially those who have shown interest in being a part of the emerging Foundation Trust by signing up for it.

'Mind hackers' could covertly obtain secrets from a person’s brainwaves

'Mind hackers' could covertly obtain secrets from a person’s brainwavesAt the 21st USENIX Security Symposium in Seattle earlier this month, University of Oxford scientist Ivan Martinovic delivered a talk about the currently-theoretical-only possibility of ‘mind hackers’ covertly obtaining secret information from people’s brainwaves.

Sick leave gets doc in trouble

Sick leave gets doc in troubleA court heard yesterday that about £8,000 was made by a doctor on sick leave by moonlighting.

Lucy Dawson could not turn up for her A&E job as she was tired and stressed out due to her secret work that got her an £800-a-day locum.

Women outlive men Genetic clue for this discovered

Women outlive men  Genetic clue for this discoveredAcross much of the animal kingdom, females have a longer life-span as compared to males and this has been stated by a new study of mitochondrial DNA in fruit flies that offers a number of clues that might explain why this happens.

Researchers from Monash University in Australia and Lancaster University in the UK worked on this.

Gene responsible for prostate cancer’s growth identified

Gene responsible for prostate cancer’s growth identifiedA gene has been noticed by scientists from Edinburgh University that can make diagnosing prostate cancer easier and treating it easily as well.

The gene that was identified was Decorin and this controls the formation of the prostate gland.

As compared to normal prostate cells, the mere presence of this gene was reduced in tumours.

Harrington to step down after carrying out third review

Harrington to step down after carrying out third reviewProfessor Malcolm Harrington is to quit after giving a warning that the controversial `back to work' tests for incapacity benefit claimants needs to be changed and things need to be more `fair and humane'.

Harrington carried out a third review of the testing system that assesses whether the long-term sick and disabled are fit to look for work.