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Cancer and Diabetes

 As if people living with diabetes didn't have enough health concerns, here's another- A study at Cornell University of US shows there is an increased risk of metastatic cancer New research at this top US university points to a possible explanation for this health...

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Middle Britain shows it is fed up!

Can you imagine all the rats deserting sinking political party HQs this week? Serve them right.  Like others, our little patch of endangered Britain finally woke up. In our area, a brand new candidate swept the council cronies off their comfortable seats, delivering a...

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Is Massage OK for cancer survivors?

YES!  YES!  YES! European hospitals offer massage as a matter of course.  European cancer survival statistics are better than the UK - so let's get on with copying what they do!  Isabelle Brough offered mini-massages at the Wellness Day in Dorchester, and judging by...

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Pomposity in Whitehall

Who cares where the money goes?  Or/  Don't live in a wealthy area Lord Prior of Brampton (above) is current Chair of NHS England. I wrote to him, commenting on a brave Nurse's challenge over staffing levels - at a back-slapping NHS Executive meeting. Previously I had...

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Clearing out for a purpose

Easter can be time for a good clear out But don't fill up the rubbish bin. Did you know unwanted smalls or make-up can be disributed to these charities - and help someone else? A recent post on Facebook mentioned these two charities: Give and Make-up wants the...

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Lymphoedema has a powerful advocate

Oscar-winning actress fights for Lymphoedema When Americans think their healthcare needs a spokesperson, they field the big guns.  Albeit Oscar-winning Kathy Bates might seem an odd choice. But she uses every trick in the book to get her message over, and anyone...

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Movement at Wellness Day

Movement and Cancer Isabelle Brough is providing mini-massages at the Wellness Day (Dorchester-on-Thames Friday April 12th).  She kindly sent me a copy of the Essay she wrote for her Oncology Massage Practitioner Diploma.  Whilst you lie back and let her work her...

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Patients need to take control

With waiting lists getting longer What are we doing about it? YOU can do your bit, help shorten waiting times, and even improve healthcare. As a start, how many genuine patients sit on their local hospital Board? Having sat on several, by-and-large the Patient...

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Miracle needed for my face!

I have just realised the Wellness Day I am organising is a few days away.  The idea behind the event is to showcase some of the therapies and products available to help us look and feel better.  I will be welcoming people as they come through the door, but I have done...

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Building bridges after Brexit

I am a simple soul.  I expect my elected MP to vote to represent their constitutents' views.  Nuff said about this week's performance in Parliament;  instead have decided to make 'use' of him. When, yet again hospital transport 'forgets' me, I complain.  But this time...

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Dido in the ruins of Carthage

  Story for our (NHS) times Baroness Harding (fortuitously called Dido) recently sent round a letter to top NHS personel which started out ...as people are the NHS's greatest assets... Went on for six - yes, SIX boring pages on the same theme, and ended with her...

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