Category: Medical News

A surprising new drug ‘could help Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy’

Posted on 05/16/14 by stuart

Scientists in the US have been using Viagra and Cialis, usually used for treating male impotence, while researching Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The drug has shown an increase in blood flow to the muscles and could be beneficial in slowing the progression on muscle wastage. To read the full BBC article click here.

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MP’s call for newborn Muscular Dystrophy test

Posted on 05/16/14 by stuart

A group of MP’s is urging the government to allow testing of newborn babies for Muscular Dystrophy. Newborn screening for Muscular Dystrophy is possible, although reliability is disputed, and would allow diagnosis at a much earlier stage than the method currently used. Average age of diagnosis is 5 years old by which time up to [...]

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CMS Feature in Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group Newsletter PENlines

Posted on 06/03/13 by stuart

  An interesting aspect of the work of a CMS carer is that, as clients require assistance with consuming food and ingesting sufficient nutrition, they sometimes use a PEG Feeding system to introduce nutritional liquid directly into the tummy. This is a more specialised aspect of care for which CMS carers undergo training and qualification.  [...]

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