Statins are not effective at lowering cholesterol levels for half of patients

Statins are not effective for half of people taking them, research reveals. The biggest study of its kind shows that 51% of patients fail to hit healthy cholesterol targets after two years. Scientists warn that personalised advice and treatment is needed alongside the pills to cut strokes and heart attacks. Around six million adults in… Read More »

Spina bifida womb op baby back home in Essex

A baby who had surgery on her spine while still in her mother’s womb is home with her family and “doing brilliantly”. Bethan Simpson, 26, from Essex, was told her daughter Elouise had spina bifida at her 20-week scan and was advised to terminate the pregnancy. However, she opted for pioneering “foetal repair” surgery, which… Read More »