Category: Cancer

Danger! scientists warn Grandparents are posing serious health risks to children

The University of Glasgow has released a damning report on the potential harm Grandparents pose to children's health. Researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, published the results of the review – which looked at 56 studies with data from 18 countries, concerning the care provided by grandparents who are not the primary carer of their grandchildren – today in the journal PLOS ONE. Until now research has largely focused on the potential role...Read more


2017-10-24 11:57:21

THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. By 2030, we will reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. Millions have joined the movement, raising over £440m to help us fund over 1,200 men’s health projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. We can’t afford to...Read more

Go sober for October

2017-09-06 15:38:22

About Go Sober Be a Soberhero and go 31 days without alcohol this October – say no to the booze and yes to raising money for people living with cancer. And just like every hero’s trusty sidekick, Macmillan will be with you every step of the way to help you along your sober journey. By signing up to the challenge you’re doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will help...Read more

The largest investment to date has been announced by Cancer Research UK

2016-12-03 19:20:11

The largest investment to date has been announced by Cancer Research UK into its network of Centres across the UK. The sum of £190 million has been dedicated to 13 Cancer Research UK Centres over a period of the next five years. “This huge investment is only made possible through generous donations from the public and the tireless fundraising of our supporters.” - Sir Harpal Kumar In addition, Cancer Research UK and the Departments of Health* are investing £36 million...Read more

Death rate soars to the highest rate for nearly 50 years

The death rate soars to the highest rate for nearly 50 years The ONS have published their latest (preliminary) mortality reports citing the annual death rate is the highest for 48 years with as total of 528,340 registered deaths a rise of 5.4% equating to nearly 27,000 on the previous year. The release of the data has led to experts warning of a crisis in care for the elderly. Though the reports over the years have been of dramatically falling...Read more

Latest alcohol guidelines reduce limits

Latest alcohol guidelines reduce limits Tough new guidelines issued on alcohol have cut recommended drinking limits and say there is no such thing as a safe level of drinking. Drinkaware has welcomed the clarity of the new alcohol guidelines being announced today by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers (CMO) following their review of evidence on the links between alcohol and health harms. Under the Chief Medical Officer’s updated guidelines men and women will be advised that: You are safest not...Read more

Over 50s health & exercise

Over 50s health & exercise A recent report reveals the full extent exercise could have in preventing disease and treating many conditions. After two years analysing more than 200 separate pieces of research, the lead author, Scarlett McNally, a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, reveals the full impact that regular physical activity could have on the nation’s health. While savings to the NHS are incalculable, it is clear that many billions of pounds are being spent on treating diseases such as type...Read more

First guideline on menopause from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

2015-11-13 22:39:46

NICE issues first guideline on menopause to stop women suffering in silence More than a million women could benefit from the first NICE clinical guideline on diagnosing and managing menopause. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published wide-ranging recommendations for the NHS on the support, information and treatments needed to address the often debilitating symptoms that women suffer. The guideline covers determining if menopause has started, the drug and non-drug treatment options that help with physical...Read more

Movember Foundation will always be all about the moustache

MOVE OR MO. SAVE A BRO. JOIN THE MOVEMENT THIS MOVEMBER Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, launches its 2015 campaign to Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the nation, encouraging men and women to sign up and grow a mo or commit to MOVE to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. As Mo Bros unite and clean shave on the 1st of the month, they become walking, talking billboards helping to generate awareness and raise vital funds...Read more

Pink landmarks in aid of Breast Cancer

2015-10-23 12:48:50

The Corpus Clock has joined forces with some of the nation’s finest pieces of architecture last night (Wednesday 21st October) to light up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s leading fundraising campaign, wear it pink. The Corpus Clock is one of 19 landmarks across the UK to turn pink to help raise awareness of wear it pink, which raises vital funds for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now. A mixture of the nation’s beautiful historic and more...Read more