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Older people’s organs can still save lives | Letters

14/11/2018 Letters 0

Anthony Clarkson, interim director of NHS organ donation and transplantation, Sue Cartlidge and Ron Brewer respond to a previous letter from Jeanne Felmingham querying whether it’s worth having a donor card at the age of 83Re Jeanne Felmingham’s letter…

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A cure for cancer: how to kill a killer

04/11/2018 Charles Graeber 0

Revolutionary work on the body’s immune system and a host of new drug trials mean that beating cancer may be achievableLast month, the Nobel prize in medicine was awarded for two breakthrough scientific discoveries heralded as having “revolutionised ca…

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Joan McFarlane obituary

29/10/2018 Simon Bostic 0

On 12 April 1973 Joan McFarlane, a young mother of 28, arrived at Westminster hospital in London to help save my life. She underwent a procedure to harvest bone marrow and the next day, Friday the 13th, I became the first person in the world to survive…

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Allergies: the scourge of modern life?

20/10/2018 Vybarr Cregan-Reid 0

Our ancestors didn’t suffer from hay fever and food allergies were extremely rare even a few decades ago. What is causing the steep rise in their incidence now?To anyone from Generation X or older, it often feels like food allergies are far more common…