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Jun 29

Brain Tumour Diagnosis and Symptoms

By Echelon Health

The term brain tumour refers to a growth of cells in the brain that multiplies in an abnormal and uncontrolled way. However, technically speaking, there are many different types of…

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Jun 23

What You Need To Know About CT Scans For Cancer Detection

By Echelon Health

In the not-so-distant past, the diagnosis of cancer was seen as a death sentence. With a lack of treatment options, a poor understanding of the disease and underdeveloped imaging techniques,…

Jun 18

How is cancer diagnosed? Cancer screening in London

By Echelon Health

When an abnormal growth of cells develops in an uncontrolled way, this is called cancer. In some cases, these cells can spread to other areas of your body through a…

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Jun 16

What causes sciatica? Sciatica diagnosis in London

By Sophia Daly

Sciatica refers to a radiating pain along the sciatic nerves – the two longest nerves in the body  stretching from your lower back through your hips and down each leg….

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Jun 15

What is an EOS scan? EOS scan in London

By Sophia Daly

An EOS scanner is a very sophisticated CT scanner ideal for imaging the musculoskeletal system whilst the patient is in a weight-bearing position. This makes it fantastic for assessing conditions…

Causes of cancer
Jun 02

Causes of Cancer: Cancer Screening in London

By Sophia Daly

Cancer can form almost anywhere in the body and there are hundreds of different types. There are also many causes of cancer and, as you’ll know if you read the…

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May 20

Covid-19 Antibody Test now available from Echelon Health

By Echelon Health

We have been keeping a close eye on developments at Echelon Health regarding Covid-19 antibody tests and we are pleased to tell you that our Medical Director has identified a…

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May 08

Why you’re probably deficient in vitamin D

By Sophia Daly

Between 2005 and 2015, one third of adults tested for vitamin D deficiency in the UK were found to be deficient, according to a study published in BMJ Open.  This…

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May 07

Why you should get a skin cancer screening

By Sophia Daly

Our skin is the largest organ in our body and a vital barrier to disease and injury. We need to protect it. As it is so exposed to the elements…

Quit smoking - lung CT scan - Echelon Health
Apr 22

Quitting smoking; why have a lung CT scan

By Sophia Daly

We all know smoking is a bad habit; it can be a comfort particularly in high-stress careers but it can result in a lung cancer diagnosis. Recently the Covid-19 pandemic…

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Apr 14

Corporate Health – impacts of work-related stress

By Sophia Daly

With high achievement comes high expectation and responsibility. The constant pressure to perform and deliver professionally as well as maintain a personal life can at times overwhelm the strongest of…

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Apr 03

Is a blood test for cancer really just around the corner?

By Paul Jenkins

Blood Test for Cancer – An elegant concept There is an elegance in the concept of a single and simple blood test being able to detect early stage cancer before…