Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Alabama doctors want patients to know they’re still providing abortions

“For as long as we are able, we will continue to provide the full range of women’s health care,” Dr. Yashica Robinson, medical director at the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville, told reporters Friday, two days after the state’s Republican governor signed a law that could subject doctors who perform the procedure to 10 to… Read More »

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 »

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »