Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

To ablate or not to ablate, that is the question. There are approximately 1.4 million people with Atrial Fibrillation which is a major risk factor for strokes, and contributes to one in five strokes in the UK. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder), and occurs...

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Is drinking coffee good for you?

Is drinking coffee good for you?

Health professionals have previously warned against drinking large amounts of caffeinated coffee, saying tit could lead to irritability and insomnia. But a number of studies have that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of disease or death. Taking this into account, researchers analysed data from 500,000 adults in...

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456 lives shortened by nurse at Gosport Memorial hospital.

456 lives shortened by nurse at Gosport Memorial hospital.

The NHS is in the firing line after Dr Jane Barton has been accused of actively participated in shortening the lives of many patients at Gosport memorial hospital. Her tendencies for prescribing patients opioids often without justification or necessity, was deemed responsible for the deaths of 456 patients, leaving the...

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Childhood learning disabilities linked to mental health problems

Childhood learning disabilities linked to mental health problems

Learning disabilities diagnosed in childhood are associated with mental health problems in adulthood, research from Finland has found. The Niilo Mäki Institute and University of Jyväskylä looked at individuals receiving reimbursements for psychoactive medicine and found that those who did not receive a degree or received unemployment allowance for an...

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How your neighbour is improving lives for women with ovarian cancer

How your neighbour is improving lives for women with ovarian cancer

You may not know it, but one of your neighbours is a world leader in cancer research. Based right here in Chelsea, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is a charity, a higher education institution, and one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations. Since it was founded in...

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Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Perhaps the most well-known side effect of cancer treatment is hair loss. Chemotherapy in particular is most associated with this. Complete hair loss is very rare with other cancer treatments but some drugs can cause hair thinning, depending on not just the type of drug but the amount taken and...

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One-stop shops to aid in cancer diagnosis

One-stop shops to aid in cancer diagnosis

NHS England are introducing new ‘one-stop shops’ hoping to hasten cancer diagnosis which will be rolled out across London. The hope is that they will help to catch the disease earlier which would keep patients from being referred back several tests at various stages. This is because some patients face...

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Researchers discover 40 genes involved in early development of myeloma

Researchers discover 40 genes involved in early development of myeloma

Researchers have revealed 40 genes involved in the development of myeloma, increasing our understanding of the complex genetics behind the incurable blood cancer. The discovery will help drive the development of more personalised treatments for myeloma, which is the second most common blood cancer in the UK. The team, based...

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Walkers in London asked to unite against Parkinson’s

Walkers in London asked to unite against Parkinson’s

London residents are being asked to unite with thousands of people across the UK and Walk for Parkinson’s at Kensington Gardens on Sunday 29 April. The event will raise vital funds for the charity Parkinson’s UK, and is one of many walks taking place all over the UK throughout 2018....

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Great Ormond Street Hospital to open prayer and contemplation space

Great Ormond Street Hospital to open prayer and contemplation space

The Muslim Prayer Room and Contemplation Space will be supported by a £300,000 pledge from leading Muslim charity Al-Khair Foundation, a humanitarian charity which has its headquarters in Croydon. The Charity which provides emergency aid around the world and works on UK-based projects covering education, healthcare, employment and domestic violence,...

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