04 February 2022 is World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2022.   4 February sees World Cancer Day observed around the globe. Here’s why it matters for your business.       This year’s theme is about closing the cancer care gap. But what does that mean? The cancer care gap is a term used to describe any inequities in cancer treatment…

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Macmillan to offer mental health support

Macmillan Cancer Support have joined forces with Bupa to provide free emotional support services to cancer patients. The collaboration will offer free one-to-one counselling with a Bupa counsellor on a remote basis for people with cancer who are struggling to cope emotionally or have high levels of emotional needs. An initial pilot of the service…

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Face masks versus Face shields; which is best?

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have conducted a study showing that face masks and neck gaiters appear to be much more effective than face shields at reducing the expulsion of respiratory aerosols that could potentially transmit severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2).   SARS-CoV-2 is the agent responsible for the…

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Coronavirus: what is it?

A virus – previously unknown to science – is causing severe lung disease in China and has also been found in other countries. More than 100 people are known to have died from the virus, which appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. There are already more than 4,500 confirmed cases, and…

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Long delays for children for autism diagnosis

Almost half of parents whose children have been referred for an autism assessment have to wait 18 months or more for a formal diagnosis, according to a survey. The charity Ambitious about Autism polled almost 4,000 parents of children with autism and found that in the most extreme cases families reported waiting three years for…

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Benefits of fasting for 30 days.

Fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days increased levels of proteins that play a crucial role in improving insulin resistance and protecting against the risks from a high-fat, high-sugar diet, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. The study, which was based on the fasting practices of Ramadan, a spiritual practice…

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Life expectancy rising for people who reach 65

For those of us who live to age 65 are living around six years longer than their grandparents did, a recent study has found. Researchers from Stanford University in California found that the lifespan of those who make it to retirement is increasing by three years every generation. They suggested that the findings show there may be…

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What Exercises Are the Best?

If you’re crunched for time, the last thing you want is an ineffective workout. So which exercises will give you the most bang for your buck? It’s the start of the new year, and maybe you’ve made up your mind to become more physically fit. Exercise offers a host of benefits, from weight loss to…

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