August 8, 2019

Can immunotherapy help to treat allergies?

Treatment like immunotherapy may work when others don’t. Some cancers like skin cancer don’t respond well to radiation or chemotherapy but may start to improve after immunotherapy.
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Cancer & lymphoma
August 6, 2019

Beating cancer: one young man’s survival story

Cancer can be devastating news. But, it doesn’t have to mean the end. Zhakier Adams a 21-year-old childhood cancer survivor, reminds us that there is hope.
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June 17, 2019

Why homemade sunscreen is a no-go

It may sound like a quick and cheap fix, but homemade sunscreen could harm your skin.
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Grief and LossMental & Emotional Health
May 3, 2019

Preparing for the death of a loved one

They say two things are inevitable; death and taxes. But while you could (but shouldn’t) cheat the taxman, no-one can cheat death. Often, however, families are unprepared for the death of a loved one. Even if you don't want to think about it, it's important to be ready for the inevitable.
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Eye Health
May 2, 2019

Is your eyesight failing? Here’s what to do about it

Ageing is a common cause of deteriorating eyesight, but there may be other reasons why you’re struggling to read.
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March 7, 2019

Are we curing HIV with stem-cells?

Ever since HIV was first identified in the 1980s, the medical community has been trying to identify a viable cure for it. This week, they got one step closer. In the UK, a patient’s HIV became "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, only the second case of its kind. What is a stem cell transplant? A stem cell transplant has replaced the traditional “bone marrow transplant” used as an effective treatment for diseases of the blood and bone marrow, like leukaemia. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It…
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Eye Health
October 22, 2018

Don’t skimp on your sunglasses!

The summer sun is here! Which means you’re going to need some cool shades for the beach. But don’t be tempted to grab the cheapest ones you can find – your precious peepers could be at risk. Cheap sunglasses are cheap because the stylish frame is pretty much all that’s on offer. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are known for causing sunburns and skin cancers, but these dangerous rays can harm your eyes too. While UV rays are invisible to the human eye, over-exposure can damage your eyes, causing conditions that affect your vision. Most cheap sunglasses don’t offer protection against UV…
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