Monthly Archive: December 2014

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

NHS ‘Fails young people’

The Sun newspaper has  unveiled how fourteen per cent of young people were unable to see a GP when they last tried, a report has revealed. And thirteen per cent ended up without aid. Patients...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

We’re Now Living 6 Years Longer

life expectancy has increased by six years in a generation research has shown. Global life expectancy at birth rose by 5.8 years for men and 6.6  for women between 1990 and 2013. But UK women...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Drug Cash is Killing Cancer Care

Vincent Moss reports in the Sunday Mirror that cancer patients miss out on the most effective treatment because new drugs are being funded at the expense of replacing old radiotherapy machines, Labour has warned. Almost...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

£15Billion NHS Pill Bill

The NHS cost as half of woman are on prescription drugs. The Sun newspaper reports that almost half England’s population takes prescription drugs – costing the NHS £15billion a year. Fifty per cent of woman...

Focus on Disability - For Disabled People, the Elderly and their Carers in the UK

Drug cuts cholesterol to level of a baby

A powerful new drug slashes “bad” cholesterol significantly, a study has found. Alirocumab could be the most important drug to tackle bad cholesterol since statins were introduced. It is being hailed as the latest weapon...