Woman’s Blurry Vision Was Actually Skin Cancer In Her Eye

In 1991, Britta Fortson of Jacksonville, Florida, was preparing for her high school graduation when she noticed the vision in her right eye was blurry. Only 18 at the time, she made an appointment with a commercial chain vision center. When the contact lenses she received didn’t correct her vision,…

Breast Cancer Risk Test ‘Game Changer’

Experts have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, such as weight, to give the most comprehensive assessment possible, says Cancer Research UK. The test is not yet routinely available…

Mental Health Patients Missing Gp Appointments ‘At Risk’

Mental health patients who miss two or more GP appointments within the space of a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months than those who miss none, a study suggests. The University of Glasgow study looked at 274,547 patients with long-term mental health conditions,…

Upgrading Your Lab with LIS Lab Solutions

The workload of laboratories have increased over the years. With all of the competition and demands for results, labs would need to be more efficient in their work and delivering much-needed information to physicians. This is why using LIS solutions for your workplace will help your team improve their productivity….

Woman Given Erectile Dysfunction Cream For Dry Eye

A woman has suffered chemical injuries after she was mistakenly prescribed erectile dysfunction cream for a dry eye condition. The woman, from Glasgow, had to be treated at A&E after she was given Vitaros cream instead of the eye lubricant VitA-POS. Her experience is detailed in December’s BMJ Case Reports…