Tips And Tricks

Having a Scan in comfort

Having a Scan More and more doctors are calling for scans to aid diagnosis.  These are super-efficient, but the machinery can look frightening, especially for an MRI Scan, where you slide head-first into a tunnel. The tunnel is in the middle of the machine with the...

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Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness is the hidden disease It is estimated around nine million people live on their own in the UK. Today, thousands of these have been facing life alone during lockdown.  Now that this is easing, many say 'Covid' fears make them worried about mixing with others....

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Facebook furore over boob job

Facebook reverses decision Facebook banned a post from an artist who recreates nipples on women whose breasts have been reconstructed after cancer. However, after a group of women led by British tattoo artist Vicky Martin flew  a giant balloon in protest at Martin's...

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Overcoming difficulties traveling on bus and tube

A cancer patient has designed a new "Baby on board"-style badge to help people like him get a seat on busy Tube services. - And also buses one supposes One evening I climbed on a bus at Aldgate. As I made my way to the Priority seats, I noticed it was full of men.  I...

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Mouth sores

Soothing Mouth Sores Dealing with those tiny sores that cause agony! There are prescription and over-the-counter mouth rinses that can be used to ease mouth pain during chemotherapy.  You may need to try several - what works for one might not work for you. 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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