Tag Archives: Lives

Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user's point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Being asymptomatic led people to ignore their diagnosis and not to engage with medical care for hepatitis C, and interviewees said that they received little information about the impact of hepatitis C on their health or the likely progression of liver disease. People deferred treatment for a long time due to lack of symptoms, but… Read More »

Hearing assistance dogs are changing lives

Tall or short, active or subdued, scruffy or carefully coiffed, dogs most definitely make good companions. But for some, our furry, four-legged friends are much more than house pets, they are actual lifesavers, providing service for individuals with a wide range of disabilities including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hearing dogs help… Read More »

The breakthroughs that could save our lives

It has been a remarkable year of promise in medical science – from reversing blindness and paralysis to progress in cancer and infertility. First gene-edited babies, probably. A scientist in China caused the biggest stir in science for years when he claimed to have made the world’s first gene-edited babies. The twin girls are apparently… Read More »