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3.8 million people in England aged over 16 had diabetes in 2015

New data from PHE reveals 3.8 million people in England aged over 16 had diabetes in 2015, around 9% of the adult population. The new Diabetes Prevalence Model, produced by the Public Health England (PHE) National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network (NCVIN) … Continue reading

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The Sugar Tax

No one can help but approve of George Osbourne introducing a tax on sugary drinks, but will it really work? I have lived with Diabetes for over 25 years and one of the first things I noticed when I was … Continue reading

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£50,000 dementia drug discovery project gets underway in Oxford

Researchers in Oxford are embarking on a £50,000 study to develop treatments for dementia. The funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, will kick-off new drug discovery efforts that specifically target dementia with Lewy bodies – … Continue reading

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MS Trust welcomes early treatment consensus

The MS Trust welcomes the new consensus on early treatment and monitoring for people living with relapsing remitting MS that has been announced today. Amy Bowen, Director of Service Development at the MS Trust said: “We believe this consensus requires … Continue reading

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Food caddy poison risk as likely as shark attack

The likelihood of contracting food poisoning from a household food waste caddy could be compared to that of being struck by lightning or attacked by a shark, an industry expert has claimed. The comments came in response to a news … Continue reading

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Reusable ‘Bags For Life’ Are Good For Environment, But They May Be Dangerous For Your Health – Huffington Post

There are two types of people in this world: organised souls who remember to bring ‘bags for life’ to the supermarket, and the rest of who struggle to open the fiddly plastic bags at the till, before our weekly shop … Continue reading

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2015 is gradually evolving into the year of the artificial pancreas.

An artificial pancreas uses man-made technology to mimic the way a normal pancreas works, with recent developments marking further excitement for people with type 1 diabetes. Earlier this month, it was announced that Medtronic – the market leader in insulin … Continue reading

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Britain’s Health Research and Development Dilemma

We are known as the most generous nation in the world, but have you ever wondered why?   There are over 160,000 charities in the UK, also the largest concentration in the world. I believe that the generosity of the British … Continue reading

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Concerns from Medical Research Charities regarding the Medical Innovation Bill

Briefing on the Medical Innovation Bill, House of Commons Second Reading – 6 March 2015 Summary We, as a coalition of medical research charities, non-commercial organisations and patient groups, believe that the Medical Innovation Bill will not achieve its aim … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research UK – Drug Discovery Alliance and Dementia Consortium

Alzheimer’s Research UK It’s incredible that advances in science and technology have halved the number of deaths by heart disease and doubled cancer survival rates, but despite this success the treatment options for people with dementia are still very limited. … Continue reading

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