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Danniella Westbrook confirms heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

Danniella Westbrook confirms heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

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Doctors failed to spot Danniella's illness, believing she was pregnant, after finding a clot the size of a tangerine in her womb.The EastEnders actress – who now lives in Spain – later collapsed in agony while back the UK and best mate Kerry Katona rushed her to the hospital.It was there she received the devastating news.Danniella Westbrook, 44 – a former drug addict – was so upset by her diagnosis she turned to cocaine to cope. Related Articles "I've always said I am not scared of dying," she told the Sunday Mirror."But when the doctor said, 'You have cancer', straight away my thoughts turned to Jade and that I don’t want to die. I know I need to fight."The mother-of-two will have a hysterectomy in three weeks and she's waiting to...
Genetic changes in blood may predict leukemia diagnosis

Genetic changes in blood may predict leukemia diagnosis

Health
July 9 (UPI) -- Studying genetic changes in blood, researchers have found a way to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia several years before diagnosis. In the study, published Monday in the journal Nature, researchers from around the world found changes in DNA can reveal the roots of AML in healthy people an average of 6.3 years before symptoms. The researchers hope that methods of reducing the likelihood of developing the cancer will arise with earlier detection and monitoring of those at risk of AML. "Acute myeloid leukemia often appears very suddenly in patients, so we were surprised to discover that its origins are generally detectable more than five years before the disease develops," first author Dr Grace Collord, of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Un...
Paddy McGuinness receiving treatment after shock medical diagnosis

Paddy McGuinness receiving treatment after shock medical diagnosis

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Instagram PADDY MCGUINNESS INSTAGRAM: The Take Me Out presenter revealed his shock arthritis diagnosis The TV star is famed for his happy-go-lucky presenting style on ITV's hit dating show Take Me Out.But the 44-year-old stunned his Paddy McGuinness Instagram followers earlier today when he revealed he has been diagnosed with arthritis.Updating fans from his bed, the dad-of-three posted a picture of himself sporting a grim facial expression.Wearing a pale pink vest top, the Bolton-born talent pointed to a bandage on his shoulder. Christine McGuinness   My goodness my Guinness it's Christine McGuinness. Christine, the wife of comedian and Take Me Out presenter...
New test speeds up diagnosis of Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia

New test speeds up diagnosis of Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia

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Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers at the National Institutes of Health said they've developed a new test to detect Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, shaving days off the wait time of existing tests.The NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases created the test by modifying one used for the early diagnosis of prion diseases, a group of neurodegenerative disorders caused by transmissable pathogens.For Parkinson's disease, the test detects levels of Lewy bodies in spinal fluid. Lewy bodies are the abnormal clumping of alpha-synuclein, a protein.Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies both resemble prion diseases, which result in the deterioration of brain functions. But Parkinson's disease is about 1,000 times more common than prion diseases, and Lewy bo...
AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Science
Researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer.The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier. The heart disease technology will start to be available to NHS hospitals for free this summer.The government's healthcare tsar, Sir John Bell, has told BBC News that AI could "save the NHS"."There is about £2.2bn spent on pathology services in the NHS. You may be able to reduce that by 50%. AI may be the thing that saves the NHS," he said.RecommendationCurrently cardiologists can tell from the timing of the heartbeat in scans if there is a problem. But even the best doctors get it wrong in one in five cases. Patients are either sent home and have a heart attack