Blog – We MUST stop taunting chronically and terminally ill patients.

There has been yet another medical breakthrough announced last week: “Medical breakthrough raises hopes for heart attack patients” and the British Heart Foundation, which part-funded the research, strongly welcomed the findings.

Now if you, or a loved one (in my case), has undergone any treatment for a heart condition, such announcements can provide hope and expectations where previously there may have been little of either.   When I see the words “medical breakthrough” however, personally I cringe!  We are all holding out hope for medical breakthroughs – be them heart treatments, or cures for MS, diabetes or cancer – but I’ve long ago learnt that such announcements should be read with a degree of scepticism.

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