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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Conditions you didn’t know your dentist could spot

Conditions you didn’t know your dentist could spot

To mark World Oral Health Day (20 March), Dr Kamala Aydazadas, dentist at Bupa Dental Care on Kensington High Street is on a mission to raise awareness of the importance of regular dental check-ups. People are usually unaware of this, but aside from the common teeth-related issues, there’s a whole host...

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2 in 5 London baby boomers living in pain

2 in 5 London baby boomers living in pain

Two in five of London’s baby boomers are living with pain that could be prevented, according to a recent study by orthopaedic experts group Fortius Clinic. Based on new research, Fortius Clinic estimates that 39% of over 50s are currently living with pain and 87% have suffered from pain over...

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Grant windfall to support homeless people in Westminster through cycling

Grant windfall to support homeless people in Westminster through cycling

Cyclists at a homeless hostel in Westminster have been awarded a £13,000 grant to continue their cycling club for another three years. Cycling has been directly linked to improving mental as well as physical health and this windfall will allow residents at the Queen Mary homeless hostel to cycle around...

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Cancer researchers visit the Palace to receive major prize for pioneering precision medicine discoveries

Cancer researchers visit the Palace to receive major prize for pioneering precision medicine discoveries

Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, attended a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 22 February where they were officially awarded a highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the institution’s world-leading research in cancer drug discovery. The Queen’s Anniversary Prize acknowledges The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) for...

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Introducing Caremark: new care for residents in South-West London

Introducing Caremark: new care for residents in South-West London

Having spent the first 25 years of his career resettling refugees from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East into new homes, Abdirahman Issa, or Abdi for short, is now taking on a new challenge: care. Based in South West London, Abdi decided to set up a business committed to...

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A&E Review

A&E Review

By James Billot On January 3rd, Secretary of Health Jeremy Hunt was forced to apologise to patients in England who had their operations postponed over the Winter break. To exacerbate the issue further, the 2017/18 Winter period has seen an eighteen-fold increase in the number of A&E patients waiting for...

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