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How To Avois Type 2 Diabetes

15th October 2019

So it is said that diabetes now is taking some ten percent of the NHS budget. And although this is more to do with its effects such as amputation and blindness, this is extremely concerning as diabeses is also on the increase. So there are some simple things we can all do to avoid type ...

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PhD research examines the psychosocial impact of having male breast cancer

10th October 2019

POlease can you help. A PhD student is running a study and is asking for men who have received a diagnosis for breast cancer to complete an online survey exploring men’s experiences of diagnosis, treatment and support for breast cancer.  The survey is made up of of number of demographic questions, standardised measures and open ...

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What you Need to Know About Your Blood Pressure

26th July 2019

We all know that high blood pressure is bad. But do you know why it’s so important to keep a handle on your blood pressure? Here’s why. When was the last time you checked your blood pressure or visited a doctor with concerns about your weight, stress levels, or family history of poor health? If your answer to either question is ...

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Study shows rise in stroke survival rates

22nd July 2019

An increase in fatalities amongst young people bucks a positive trend. A new study by researchers in the University of Oxford has found that between 2001 and 2010 fewer people in England dies from strokes, whilst cases of them in young people are on the rise. The research suggests that most of the reduction in the stroke-related eths come from more people surviving ...

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Obesity overtakes smoking as the leading cause of four major cancers

17th July 2019

Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of major cancers, according to new research revealing the “devastating” impact of Britain’s weight problem. Excess weight is now fuelling 4,000 more cases of bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer than those caused by smoking, the study found. Britain has the highest rates of obesity in Western Europe, with rates rising even ...

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Bowel Cancer Time Bomb as More Younger People Develop it!

10th July 2019

Bowel cancer time bomb as more younger people develop it and diet is blamed. Bowel cancers among under-50s in the UK have increased substantially due to poor diet and obesity – prompting calls to lower the screening age.  Researchers have found that while incidents of bowel cancers in adults under 50 have increased over the latest available 10-year period, the levels ...

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Heart Disease: Understanding and Preventing It

9th July 2019

Author: Anna Kucirkova The human heart is an intriguing organ. It is the first working organ to develop in an embryo, where it begins to pump blood at about three weeks. The heart is a muscle that continuously distributes blood throughout the body for an entire lifetime. Every day your heart will beat about 115,000 times and will pump ...

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Sausages and Other ‘Ultra Processed’ Food Could Increase the Risk of Early Death by 60%

31st May 2019

Eating sausages and other “ultra processed foods” could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent, research suggests.  Two studies, published in the BMJ, link ready meals and other foods containing high levels of added fat and sugar to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The research found that those eating four portions a day of such foods ...

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The Dreaded Rectal Exam! (A Doctors Perspective)

29th May 2019

Unlike the glamorous doctors portrayed in the likes of Scrubs or Grey’s Anatomy, being a doctor in the NHS if far from what you see on TV. I too was naive, distinctly picturing myself as one of those super-humans cast by Hollywood to save lives & charm nurses. Instead, the reality is that I’m more likely to be found ...

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Centre for Appearance Research – Please Help With This Online Survey!

14th February 2019

Caterina Gentili, a PhD researcher from the Centre for Appearance Research (University of the West of England, Bristol), is currently conducting an online survey investigating the psychological and physical challenges that patients diagnosed with prostate cancer experience. The survey only takes 20 to 30 minutes. If you would like to participate, please follow this link: https://uwe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JslW06Gn73ZaGV As ...

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Jonathan Prince, Trustee

Crofton House, 5 Morley Close
Orpington
Kent
BR6 8JR

(t) 01689 858877

(e) enquiries@blueribbonfoundation.org.uk.

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