The MHRA has approved Casgevy gene therapy for sickle cell anaemia and β-thalassemia treatment, making the UK the first country to approve a gene editing tool as a treatment procedure after considerable success in trials.
A new preventative breast cancer drug has been licensed and approved. It will soon be distributed to those at a higher risk of the disease on the NHS.
Rishi Sunak Announces AI Life Sciences Accelerator Mission To Develop AI-Driven Healthcare Solutions
The UK government has chalked out a long-term plan to use AI to develop treatments for diseases with higher death rates through the AI Life Sciences Accelerator Mission.
The initiative, aimed at easing the pressures on the National Health Service (NHS) this winter, encompasses a wide range of groundbreaking solutions, including the expansion of 3D checks for quicker cancer tests and innovative logistics methods involving the use of drones.
Hospital chiefs on Wednesday warned of danger to patient safety from the latest doctors strike, the first time consultants and junior doctors in England have walked out at the same time.
At least 12 people have also been hospitalised and are believed to have contracted botulism after eating sardines at the Tchin Tchin Wine Bar in Bordeaux.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Steve Barclay and NHS leaders will collaborate to ease healthcare pressures during the demanding winter season, emphasising early planning and funding.
Government's Collaborative Efforts with NHS England, Housing Providers, and Charities Yield Record Levels of Support for Veterans.
Ministers Mercer and Barclay are promoting veterans' specialised healthcare pathways in England, urging ex-service personnel to declare as veterans for tailored physical and mental health support through NHS England programmes.
Despite the pharmaceutical company's COVID-19 vaccine which saved millions of lives, the company could now be in danger of collapse in subsequent years.
The UK government has doubled its spending on the suicide prevention fund for charities ahead of the launch of the new national suicide prevention strategy.
A breakthrough brain mapping project involving patients diagnosed with different types of mental illness has revealed a startling diversity in brain changes.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally approved UnitedHealth's £1.2 billion takeover of EMIS, citing no competition concerns, fostering collaborative healthcare technology advancements.
Research from the University of British Columbia suggests that exercise apps can reduce depressive symptoms and combat mental illness in healthcare workers.
Competition Appeal Tribunal upholds CMA's verdict against Advanz Pharma for exorbitant pricing of liothyronine tablets, imposing £84M fine, marking a pivotal victory against pharmaceutical exploitation.
UKHSA launches cutting-edge Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC) at Porton Down. 200 scientists target deadly pathogens, including COVID-19 variants, accelerating global vaccine research and readiness.
The recent tobacco epidemic report from WHO provided crucial insights into how tobacco control measures like smoke-free public spaces can tackle the tobacco epidemic.
A Russian social media influencer who used to promote a vegan diet and lifestyle has reportedly died of starvation.
The government has announced £600 million in funding to build the social care workforce in the next two years and also prepare for the incoming winter.
According to a UCL study, English secondary school pupils who have a history of receiving social care or educational needs are more likely to be excluded.
Liverpool Investment Zone aims to boost medical innovation, creating 4,000 jobs with £320 million private investment, solidifying its position in life sciences.
The results of a new study suggest that babies are more likely to be born prematurely if the parents have had a psychiatric diagnosis.