Depression in elderly people a big concern

Life expectancy is still increasing with the proportion of people aged over 80 years growing the fastest. But unfortunately, so is ­depression, with up to one in three older adults affected. Depression in older people is a more crippling condition than … Read More

Cutting-edge proton beam therapy will aid cancer fight

Proton beam therapy is cutting-edge technology which will probably one day replace X-ray therapy for cancer. At the moment there’s only one ­centre in the UK using it, the Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester. A ­second is planned for UCL Hospital … Read More

Nudge for GPs to send more for cancer tests

Nudge theory says if you’re told your peers are doing better than you are, you’ll up your game to keep up. Seems it works with doctors too. A study suggests 2,500 extra cancers could be spotted earlier each year if … Read More