Cancer Research UK launches online course – Talking About Cancer

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Public Health | 1 comment

CANCER RESEARCH UK is launching its first online course to help people have more confident conversations about cancer. The free course, Talking About Cancer, aims to help prevent cases and improve early diagnosis.  It is designed for health workers and professionals including doctors, nurses and volunteers who talk to others about cancer, particularly about prevention. The course is also suitable for anyone interested in helping others improve...

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MacMillan Cancer Support responds to cancer survival rates

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to cancer survival rates published today Friday 16 September, Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support said: “It is great news that these figures today show that – thanks to better treatments and earlier detection – more people are surviving cancer in both the long and short term. For example, more than 8 out of 10 (81%) women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 are estimated to live for at least a...

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Screening prevents two thirds of cervical cancer deaths

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

A CANCER RESEARCH UK study has found that cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent. The new research, published in the British Journal of Cancer*, is the first to establish the impact that screening has on deaths from cervical cancer by using screening information from women who have been diagnosed with the disease. In England around...

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Loss of research funding is top Brexit fear for dementia scientists

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for access to EU funding programmes to be made a priority in Brexit negotiations, as a poll of dementia scientists highlights fears that Britain’s exit from the EU will lead to a loss of funding for research. The survey, carried out by the UK’s leading dementia research charity, highlights a range of concerns about the impact of the EU referendum result – including a loss of funding, a drop in the UK’s...

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Everyone should learn First Aid

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Up to 59% of deaths from injury could potentially be prevented if public knew first aid, says British Red Cross. New research commissioned by the British Red Cross and conducted by the University of Manchester reveals over half of bystanders are failing to intervene in an emergency. eople are calling 999 then doing nothing. The British Red Cross is calling for everyone in UK to learn two simple first aid skills to help save lives. Whilst 93%...

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