Entries by erin

EastEnders cast to run marathon for dementia awareness

It was announced last year that the much-loved actress Barbara Windsor had been given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s four years ago and that her condition was unfortunately deteriorating. Now some of the cast of EastEnders have announced they will be running this years’ London Marathon for ‘Dementia Revolution’ in honour of Dame Barbara Windsor, in […]

NHS Reveal 10 Year Plan

The Prime Minister has revealed a 10-year plan for the NHS, which will lead to “world class” care for patients in England. Pledges on maternity care, mental health, elderly support and earlier detection and prevention of diseases are included. NHS bosses say the plan could save up to 500,000 lives.   The key focuses include: […]

Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

Scientists have discovered that excess fat can prevent the body from fighting cancer, which could explain why obese people are said to be more likely to develop the disease. A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by fat and stops working, the team from Trinity College, Dublin, found. The […]

Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests

About three million women across England have not had a smear test for at least three-and-a-half years. GPs are trying to improve take-up rates as figures show up to half of women under 50 in some areas have not had a cervical screening in the recommended time frame. Screening rates are apparently at their lowest […]

Mental Health at Work initiative launched by Royals

Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important. That’s why the Heads Together charity have launched #MentalHealthAtWork, a new project in conjunction with mental health charity, Mind, to change the way that we approach workplace wellbeing in the UK. […]