Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Screening women for a wide range of known genetic risk factors could improve strategies for breast cancer prevention, a new analysis shows. Scientists used mathematical models to show that analysing genetic data, alongside a range of other risk factors, could substantially improve the ability to flag up women at highest...

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‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’. Christmas is a time to enjoy good company and good food without worrying about food poisoning. But the truth is, you can’t tell...

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SILVER VILLAGES TO COMBAT ISOLATION IN SENIORS

A new initiative that sees membership-based village communities for the over sixties is launching in Kensington and is aiming to combat isolation and a lack of quality social services support, and to empower seniors to live independent, confident lives, including those suffering from Dementia. With 50% of all people over...

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Battersea Cats and Dogs home urges pet owners to take bonfire night precautions

Battersea Cats and Dogs home urges pet owners to take bonfire night precautions

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is encouraging all pet owners to think ahead and prepare for the hundreds of fireworks set to light up the sky this Bonfire Night.   Anyone who owns animals knows how stressful fireworks can be for household pets, particularly on main celebration days like Bonfire...

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Public Health England urges Londoners to get flu jab

London’s most at-risk groups are being encouraged to get vaccinated against the flu as part of the Public Health England (PHE) seasonal flu campaign, which launches today. The campaign is targeting people of all ages with a health condition, pregnant women and parents of children aged 2 to 4, as...

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Re:Cognition Health: there is hope for Alzheimer’s

  There is a currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease but there is hope. Dr Emer MacSweeney, Consultant Neuroradiologist and Principal Investigator at Re:Cognition Health invites you to join her and colleagues on Wednesday 24th September at Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt 68-86 Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BT from 7pm to 8pm, when...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to host evening at Royal Geographic Society

He is the first man ever to cross both icecaps via both poles and to scale Everest, the world’s highest peak. He ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents just a few months after suffering a massive heart attack that left him in a coma, fought Marxist terrorists,...

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NHS Jarrow marchers push on to Westminister

  The NHS Jarrow marchers, a group of mums from Darlington and their supporters, will begin the final push to parliament on Saturday 6 September from Edmonton, north London, ending an epic 300 mile crusade against NHS privatisation.   The final leg of what has been a three week march...

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Gromit: the obese Jack Russell looking for love

A cheese-loving Jack Russell Terrier cross called Gromit is still desperately awaiting his Wallace after six months at the Brands Hatch site of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Staff at the rescue centre are hoping a starring role in the third series of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, airing...

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NHS is on the hunt for vital autumn blood donors

In September, as the summer holidays end, children head back to school and people return to work, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in London to make sure giving blood is part of their routine. NHS Blood and Transplant is asking blood donors in London to make an appointment to...

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