Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach

How best to untangle the Gordian knot that is navigating your own healthcare? It’s a tricky question, and one that seems to have become only more complicated as technology improves, in many regards — systems don’t necessarily speak to one another, and it’s still hard for an ordinary patient without specialist knowledge to make sense of everything. Careteam is a Canadian startup hoping to address that, looking to replicate the kind of advances made possible by technology in industries like e-commerce and enterprise software. Careteam co-founder and CEO Dr. Alexandra Greenhill has experienced the frustration of being a tech-savvy person in a world of healthcare that can seem technologically inept — both as a practicing GP and as someone who …

24-Year-Old Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer Lists The Things He Realized Are Truly Important In This Life

Life can get you down sometimes. Work can be stressful, there’s also family, kids, health issues and trying to keep a fulfilling social life. Sometimes, if you’re not careful, you can find yourself stuck in a rut; the same old routines and responsibilities can eventually sap your joy and zest for life. But it’s important not to take what you have for granted; because it can all be taken away from you at the drop of a hat, and you’ll wish you’d have done more of what you love. This heartbreaking

Scientists use editing tool to identify key cancer genes

Hopes of new treatments after research uncovers genes essential to diseases survival Researchers working with a revolutionary gene editing tool have discovered thousands of genes that are essential for the survival of cancer cells, holding out the prospect of major advances in treatment. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridgeshire worked with Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

I Shared The Last 17 Days Of My Dads Life In Pictures To Break The Silence Around Death

In 2015, death took my dad rather quickly. When they found cancer, it had already taken up residence in his pancreas and spread to his liver. Diagnosis to death was under 2 months. At the time I was beginning work on a photo project around terminal illness and mortality. The idea for this project germinated at a family reunion over the holidays. Aunts, uncles and cousins descended on Oceanside, California largely due to my Uncle’s failing health, but also to feed the connection that runs through our shared blood. Five years ago cancer allied with Parkinson’s and attacked my uncle. Presently, they steep and build strength, manifesting in different failures of and in his body while he endures counteractive therapeutic …

Women with Allergan breast implants may sue over cancer link

UK women claim they were not told enough about potential risk of rare breast cancer A group of more than 200 women are considering legal action over controversial breast implants that have been linked to a rare form of cancer. The women claim they were not sufficiently informed about the risks of textured Allergan implants, Women who have the implants and capsules removed can make a full recovery, but if left untreated the disease can spread throughout the body and become life-threatening. Last year, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) advised its members to stop using Allergan implants as a precaution, but said the scientific data did not suggest the need to remove or exchange any current implants. …