Kirsty Oswald is a freelance journalist specialising in medicine and genetics. She has previously worked as a healthcare copywriter and was a news reporter at medwireNews, where she covered respiratory medicine, public health and general practice. She is the current Genetics Editor of BioNews, a newsletter on genetics, stem cell research and assisted conception, published by the Progress Educational Trust. She has a degree in Human Sciences from UCL.
The government is promising a £21m fund to help protect trauma centres from cyber attack after hospital centres were downed by the WannaCry ransomware virus.
Community pharmacists are well placed to assist in the early identification of dementia, as well as to help patients to manage their medicines. However, a wider role for pharmacists, for example, conducting medicines reviews in patients’ homes, will depend on how their clinical role develops.
The combination of two kinase inhibitors effective against metastatic melanoma could provide a systemic alternative to existing local treatments, such as radiation and surgery, for brain metastasis.