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A recent BBC news story caught my attention: Man given months to live becomes liver transplant pioneer

The article describes how a 58-year-old man with liver cirrhosis and non-alcoholic fatty...

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Last week a new children's TV show started on Channel 5s Milkshake slot called Mixmups, which is discussed in this BBC news article: Mixmups: Behind the scenes with the disabled stop motion...

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Do you follow the Stammer PT on TikTok?

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The BBC has reported on new research into cervical cancer treatment – Biggest cervical cancer drug advance in 20 years hailed.

We have looked at the original research - LBA8 A randomised phase III...

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The Guardian has reported on Why health and wellbeing should be at centre of urban planning. It starts by reminding us that the epidemics of cholera, typhoid and other infectious diseases of the...

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There is so much in the news about vapes right now, this is a useful podcast episode to listen to. Sliced Bread: Vapes This episode explores the environmental and health impacts of vaping.Nearly...

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Knife crime surged between 2013 and 2023, prompting various interventions to address the issue.

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As of August 2023, Prostate Cancer UK reported that over 52,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the UK. Some 30% of these patients will receive radiotherapy as their main...

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29th September 2023

Feel Good in the Forest!

Feel Good in the Forest is a joint initiative between Forestry England, Sport England and the National Lottery, aimed to promote physical activity, wellbeing and resilience by connecting with nature.

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You may have seen in the news that an 8 year old girl has become the first kidney transplant recipient in the UK not to require ongoing anti-rejection drugs. Girl receives UK's first...

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This week the BBC reported that the annual bill for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) - a form of disability benefit - could soar over the next decade to £10.5 billion, an increase of 75% from...

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Young Lives vs Cancer and the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group are campaigning for the government to introduce a Children and Young People’s...

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On Thursday it was announced that an additional £200 million of funding would be given to the NHS to support its resilience over the challenging winter months.

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It will not have escaped your notice that various very big news stories broke this summer, where serious failings in care have been reported. We have briefly summarised them below, focusing on the...

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22nd March 2023

3D Mammography

Mammography is x-ray imaging of the breast and it is the key tool used for routine breast screening in the UK. In most cases, 2D images are created. However, this month a new breast cancer...

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This World Down Syndrome Day is all about taking a human rights-based approach to disability. A human rights-based approach views people with disabilities as having the right to be treated fairly...

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The film An Irish Goodbye won this year's Oscar for best live action short film, as well as the Bafta in the same category. It stars actor and Mencap Ambassador, James Martin, who also happens to...

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The BBC report 'The Whale gives a voice to people like me' reminds us that obesity is a complex public health and personal health issue. The report introduces us to Sean, who experienced rapid...

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Research carried out in Scotland found that racist bullying of school children results in poorer mental health, loneliness and an increase in negative coping behaviours such as substance misuse.

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Jason Arday is a sociologist and the youngest-ever black professor at the University of Cambridge. What is also remarkable, is that he did not speak until he was 11 years old and did not read and...

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