Tag: UK

  • UK’s Youngest Lung Donor Saves Two Lives

    UK’s Youngest Lung Donor Saves Two Lives

    Theodore Omondi has just become the youngest organ donor in the UK. He was just 41 days old when he died of a sudden illness. Theodore’s lungs were donated to a five-month-old girl, and his kidneys were donated to a young adult. The parents of Theodore Omondi, also known as Theo, have expressed their pride […]

  • Pneumonia Cases to Surge During Christmas Period

    Pneumonia Cases to Surge During Christmas Period

    Pneumonia cases are expected to surge during the Christmas period due to cold weather. Health analytics company, Dr Foster, has urged hospitals to prepare for the rise in cases. ┬áData compiled from all NHS admissions last year showed a drastic increase in Pneumonia cases between Christmas and New Year. On Dec 29th last year, 1,141 […]

  • New Blood Test For Lung Cancer Can Detect Signs Five Years Before Chest Scans

    New Blood Test For Lung Cancer Can Detect Signs Five Years Before Chest Scans

    A new breakthrough blood test will be able to show signs of lung cancer five years before chest scans can show any damage. This would enable patients to start treatment much earlier, thus greatly boosting their chances for survival. The blood test works by looking for “defender” cells. “Defender” cells are antibodies that are created […]