Monday, 19 August 2019

Improved NHS care for Parkinson’s, MS and MND to save 2,500 hospital trips

People living with brain and nerve conditions like Parkinson's could benefit from quicker diagnosis and better-coordinated care as part of a new NHS initiative,...

Kidney charities join forces on diabetes conference

A series of presentations aiming to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to spot chronic kidney disease (CKD) early will be given...

Young adults speak out about kidney disease

A hard-hitting study has revealed the stark reality of being a young UK adult on renal replacement therapy. It highlights the many challenges faced by...

Eye tests in special schools help children reach their full potential

Researchers funded by children’s charity Action Medical Research have established that offering comprehensive eye care services in the familiar setting of a child’s school...

Increased risk of heart disease for healthy 75-year-olds who stop taking statins

People over the age of 75 still benefit from taking statins, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. Statins are known...

BHF appoints first Chief Technology Officer

Ursula Dolton has been appointed as the British Heart Foundation’s first Chief Technology Officer and will lead the charity’s new Technology directorate.  Ursula will sit...

Lifesaving stem cell donor found for young Chloe

A mother from Fort William is overwhelmed after receiving the news that a potentially lifesaving stem cell donor has been found for her daughter....

New partnership aims to unite for sick children

Children with life-shortening conditions will benefit from a new partnership between the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better...

Oxfam not happy with the current Ebola response

Reacting to the decision by the World Health Organisation that the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency, Oxfam Programme Manager in the...

Patients spending millions of unnecessary days in hospital

A new analysis of NHS figures by the terminal illness charity Marie Curie shows that patients in England spent 1.7 million unnecessary days in...

Dive into a new challenge with Swimming Down Dementia

One of the UK's leading dementia research charities is calling on people to make a splash for science by signing up for a new...

7-year-old raises funds for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices with special activity day

Thanks to a very special birthday girl, Lilah, families who are supported by children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, were treated to a...

£3 million grant to help Brits make the most of areas of natural beauty on their doorsteps

A project designed to open local people's eyes to the areas of natural beauty around them and the employment, health and leisure opportunities they...

Petition handed to Downing Street to end cruel benefits system for dying people

A petition demanding changes to the cruel benefits system for dying people has been handed into No. 10 Downing Street, by Downton Abbey actor...

Prevent Breast Cancer raises more than £100,000 at Prudential RideLondon

A 172-strong team of cyclists joined thousands of other riders to take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer, its...
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