NHS to tackle 'unfair' maternity outcomes

A taskforce wants improvements for women belonging to ethnic minorities and those living in deprived areas. Source link

Black Men Get Better Outcomes From Radiation for Prostate Cancer

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A new analysis uncovers a racial paradox in prostate cancer care: While Black men are often diagnosed later and with more aggressive disease than white men, radiation therapy seems to work better for them than for their white peers. To come to that… Continue reading Black Men Get Better Outcomes From Radiation for Prostate Cancer

4-in-1 Blood Pressure Pill Could Improve Outcomes

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A four-in-one pill containing “ultra-low doses” of different medications can provide better blood pressure control than standard drug treatment, a new clinical trial from Australia shows. About 80% of people given the “quadpill” achieved a healthy blood pressure of 140/90 within three months… Continue reading 4-in-1 Blood Pressure Pill Could Improve Outcomes

U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some hopeful news for those who have kidney transplants: Long-term survival rates have improved over the past three decades, a review shows. “There has been a gratifying improvement in kidney transplant survival, both for patients and the kidney graft itself, from 1996 to… Continue reading U.S. Kidney Transplant Outcomes Are Improving

Prostate Cancer in Black Men: Overcoming Barriers to Better Outcomes

Since the 1990s, prostate cancer death rates have dropped for all men — most of all for African Americans. That’s progress, for sure, but it’s not the full picture. Black men have a greater risk of getting prostate cancer — and a more aggressive type — than white men, says Brandon A. Mahal, MD, a… Continue reading Prostate Cancer in Black Men: Overcoming Barriers to Better Outcomes

Better Outcomes for Obese Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When men have advanced prostate cancer, obesity might offer something of a survival advantage, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Italy found that among men with prostate cancer that had spread throughout the body, those who were obese were less likely to die… Continue reading Better Outcomes for Obese Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D — the “sunshine vitamin” — at the time of their diagnosis have better long-term outcomes, a new study finds. Combined with the results of prior research, the new findings suggest… Continue reading Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

'Telestroke' Care at Hospitals Is Improving Patient Outcomes

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You’ve had a stroke and arrive at a hospital, but the stroke specialist is off-duty. Never fear: Telemedicine may help save your life. Especially during the COVID-19 crisis, so-called ‘telestroke’ services — where health workers use video to consult with… Continue reading 'Telestroke' Care at Hospitals Is Improving Patient Outcomes