Tag Archives: Patients

AstraZeneca's Brilinta wins in diabetic artery disease patients

AstraZeneca’s Brilinta has a checkered history when it comes to racking up data in new patient pools. But the drug has emerged victorious from its latest test. On Monday, the British drugmaker said the drug, in tandem with aspirin, had slashed the combined risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in patients with Type… Read More »

Info for nearly 1M patients exposed on UW Medicine web server

A vulnerability on a website server at UW Medicine in Washington has resulted in a large data breach, affecting the records of nearly 1 million patients. A forensic investigation at the organization said information was exposed to the public through the vulnerability, although the most sensitive protected health information, including Social Security numbers, were not… Read More »

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »