Monthly Archives: December 2015

Mind research finds stress affects nine in ten emergency services personnel

Worrying data[i] from the mental health charity Mind has found that nearly 9 in 10 (87 per cent) emergency services staff and volunteers surveyed have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health at some point while working for the emergency … Continue reading

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Mind response to King’s Fund briefing on mental health services

Report finds huge pressures on NHS mental health services and calls for more funding. The King’s Fund has published a briefing that looks at current pressures on NHS mental health services. In response, Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said: … Continue reading

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Fresh concerns over delays in implementing the cap on care costs

The Public Accounts Committee has today, Wednesday 2 December 2015, raised new concerns over the delays in implementing the cap on care costs, as set out in the Care Act. The Committee has warned that these delays could mean that … Continue reading

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Achievements from Asthma UK research

Asthma UK funds world-leading research at the cutting-edge of science to understand the biology of asthma, work towards better treatments and a cure, and to improve diagnosis and the care that people with asthma receive. The UK boasts some of … Continue reading

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Vitamin D could provide new and effective treatments for asthma

Scientists at King’s College London have discovered that Vitamin D has the potential to significantly reduce the symptoms of asthma. The study, led by Professor Catherine Hawrylowicz from the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma at … Continue reading

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RCPCH launches Epilepsy Passport for children

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has today launched the Epilepsy Passport, a tool created to improve the communication between young people with epilepsy and healthcare professionals The Epilepsy Passport is designed to contain up-to-date information on … Continue reading

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Study confirms safety of cannabis drug CBD

Using a drug based on a chemical found in the cannabis plant to treat epilepsy has been controversial to say the least. An early study from the US may lend more weight to its scientific standing, however. The study suggests … Continue reading

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CBD compound in cannabis could treat diabetes, researchers suggest

A chemical compound from the cannabis plant, known as cannabidiol, could be used to treat diabetes, according to Israeli scientists. Treating different diseases Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, who is known for discovering … Continue reading

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