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NHS hospital to trial genetic analysis for blood pressure patients

Volunteers will be sought at a blood pressure clinicMatthew Horwood/Getty By Adam Vaughan A hundred people undergoing treatment at a UK hospital are to get their DNA analysed in a pioneering trial. Around 85,000 people with rare disorders in the UK have already had their genomes sequenced through the National Health Service as part of the… Read More »

Trial will test MRI-guided radiation for advanced pancreatic cancer

Researchers are testing the use of a procedure that uses stereotactic MRI imaging to guide treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. The initiative was announced by ViewRay, a Cleveland-based vendor that manufacturers the radiation therapy system used to deliver the system that enables precise treatment of cancer patients through the use of advanced imaging technology. The… Read More »

Union says lives risked as trial sees ambulances diverted from Blayney hospital

Paramedics are concerned that a month-long trial closure of the emergency department to ambulances at Blayney District Hospital could put lives at risk. The closure, initiated before Christmas, means ambulances are being diverted to either Orange or Bathurst hospitals, approximately 35 kilometres and 37 kilometres away respectively. Health Services Union NSW secretary Gerard Hayes claimed the additional… Read More »