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Is this the future for cancer charities?

Cancer Charities face problems Cancer is big business, on both sides of the Atlantic. But, with some major cancer charities reporting a fall in income, signs are the once-generous public are not so inclined to donate today. Now, they want to know where their money is...

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NHS up in arms over Goop Netflix series

But is it their fault cancer survivors embrace wacky ideas? Simon Stevens, head honcho of NHS England, doesn't like wacky Internet websites, in particular, Goop. But, lying on a couch, with a Reiki therapist's hands floating above me, not touching, I suddenly had a...

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Election promises – will they be hot air?

Post-Election 'Cut-Out and Keep 'em Honest' List Here is what has been promised - keep it as a reminder, particularly if you voted the way Shutterstock showed above With many thanks to Roy Lilley,  This is the promise Done ✓ £6.2 billion more this year - 'getting to...

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The gloves are off – with a battle over the NHS

Basher Boris v. Crafty Corbyn start Electioneering slugging it out over NHS 'facts' All politicians will claim that the NHS, first discussed during the 1930s, worked on during the War, and eventually launched in 1948, is 'dear to their hearts'. Translation - we know...

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Letter to a friend going through cancer treatment

Dear cancer survivor, I am NOT going to lecture or say you MUST do/eat/read/this -  enough 'friends' will bore you with pet theories.  You will get used to them; smile sweetly and say nothing! The best advice I had was from a friend who chaired a major cancer...

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Nobel prize for Cancer research

Why I am grateful for Dana-Farber Cancer Hospital I have many reasons to be grateful to this hospital.  I've never been a patient, but the news that their Dr. William G. Kaelin, had been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine made me very happy. Why am a fan of...

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Will someone please reign in Bojo

Is the Prime Minister a Bull in the China Shop?   Watching Boris on TV reminds me of the proverbial bull, out of his depth but causing havoc. Hair, eyes and hands flailing around,  Bojo is in full spoilt brat mode, as he announces massive Government expenditure...

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Adding to Covid confusion

Months after lockdown started, am I alone in still being confused by Government advice? The once daily Talking Heads performance from Downing Street left me bemused.  Then I get an official four-page letter with the above heading - and I was still confused. Reading...

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Questions the NHS needs to answer

Why was NHS so unprepared to deal with Coronavirus? The mood in the media is changing.  With lockdown easing, British media has turned from eulogising the NHS, to asking questions about NHS administration and its handling of the crisis. No longer is the NHS regarded...

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