Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sunday Afternoon

I’m sitting here in my living room on a Sunday Afternoon with no rugby to watch this weekend, wondering why medical advances are in small steps rather than a slow, but progressive evolution. We can only assume that it because … Continue reading

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NHS Choices First Aid Guide

Every year in the UK, thousands of people die or are seriously injured in accidents. Many of these deaths could be prevented if first aid is given before emergency services arrive. What to do If someone is injured in an accident: … Continue reading

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Fast First Aid tips

Fast First Aid Tips This page is a quick reference guide to First Aid from The British red Cross You can download a PDF version here

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New funds for Australian researchers tackling skin cancer and breast cancer

We’ve just given the go ahead for two Melbourne researchers to move forward their vital work investigating new ways to target notoriously hard-to-treat cancers. (Worldwide Cancer Research) In two separate research projects at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of … Continue reading

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A new way to boost chemotherapy action

Worldwide Cancer Research grant holder Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke and her team at the Queen Mary University of London have found a potentially new way to boost chemotherapy effectiveness- by increasing the tumour’s blood supply to make sure more of the … Continue reading

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Why is the Criminal Justice System failing people with a learning disability?

An event at the House of Commons yesterday looked at why 20-30% of offenders have a learning disability and 60-90% of young offenders have poor communication skills The event was in aid of Raising Your Game, a five-year project led by … Continue reading

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European Data Protection Day: All EU citizens have the right to understand data protection

Today, on European Data Protection Day, a group of disability charities are calling on European Union policy-makers to create Easy Read guidance for people with a learning disability on the draft General Data Protection Regulation. The new regulation plans to … Continue reading

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Mind responds to new talking therapies report from UKCP & BPC

A new report from the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council suggests that a decline in services is putting increased pressure on therapists and forcing people to pay for private therapy. In response to the report Paul … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge records child mental health message

The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message in support of the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week. She says that stigma around mental health means that many children do not get the help they need. The duchess recorded … Continue reading

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Discovery points to potential mechanism of cancer drug resistance

US scientists have identified a potentially important escape mechanism for tumour cells that may help them dodge certain targeted drugs. “Drug resistance is a big challenge for doctors and patients alike, and something many researchers are trying to understand.” – … Continue reading

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