Ahead of Father’s Day, Tamzin Outhwaite and her father, Colin, talk about his prostate cancer journey
- Monday, 10 June 2013
Log on to our live and interactive WebTV show with Tamzin Outhwaite, where she will discuss how prostate cancer affected her family
Show date: Tuesday 11th June
Show time: 2:45pm
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Despite this, it is a disease which can often strike men ‘out of the blue’ due to a concerning lack of knowledge about the disease.
Tamzin Outhwaite will be joined on the sofa by her father Colin, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009; they are both backing Prostate Cancer UK’s drive to get more people talking about the disease.
- Monday, 03 June 2013
The dreaded ‘D’ word is fast becoming the UK’s number one killer disease and the one that we now fear the most.
800,000 people are known to suffer from dementia today and even though there is no cure yet, there is a large amount of definitive research that indicates what changes we can make in our life to maybe help prevent the onset of this terrible disease.
A new book by Mary Jordan, called ‘The Essential Guide to Avoiding Dementia – understanding the risks’ is the first complete book of its kind that collects and clearly presents all the current research on the causes of dementia allowing readers to judge for themselves what actions they may want to take to ‘dodge the D word’.
- Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Currently two tests exist for detecting prostate cancer, a digital rectal examination (DRE) test and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Unfortunately neither of these is especially effective because they can lead to over-diagnosis of disease which is not a threat to life, and at the same time under-diagnosis of clinically significant disease, which is.
For those patients with a raised PSA or a suspicion following a DRE, the next step is a highly invasive biopsy. About 110,000 biopsies are undertaken each year in the UK. Almost 70% of these are negative, and yet we know that a significant proportion of these patients do harbour clinically significant cancer that is a threat to life but is as yet undiagnosed.
- Friday, 24 May 2013
Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has awarded £184,000 to a team of researchers at the University of Aberdeen to study stem cells found naturally present in people’s joints in order to develop new treatments for joint problems such as osteoarthritis.
The research team at the University of Aberdeen, consisting of Professor Cosimo De Bari, Dr Anke Roelofs and Dr Andrea Augello, will use their three year grant to study the role of stem cells in preventing or repairing joint damage.
- Friday, 17 May 2013
Plans to introduce dementia checks for all over-75s in Britain would be a “disaster”, according to one health expert.
Respected Dr Chris Fix, from the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, is calling for the Government to scrap screening proposals.
The former NHS consultant claims the stigma and anxiety caused by being diagnosed with early signs of dementia would greatly outweigh any benefits.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013
As part of Action on Stroke month, the Stroke Association has published a new guide; You’re not alone - to help stroke survivors and their families cope with the emotional impact of stroke.
Following a recent survey the charity found that over half of people affected by stroke said they had received no information or practical advice to help them cope with the emotional changes.
- Tuesday, 14 May 2013
A healthy diet is, of course, important for everyone. But especially when you have arthritis. Carrying excess weight is a common problem for arthritis patients, often due to certain drugs such as steroids being used as anti-inflammatories. This excess weight means that moving around can become difficult. But it’s essential that a healthy diet and some form of exercise are maintained if you are to continue enjoying a fulfilling life.
Here are some foods you should aim to include in your diet, and some you should try to avoid.
- Monday, 13 May 2013
As part of Dementia Awareness Week (May 19th – 25th), cognitive neuroscientist and ageing specialist Dr Lynda Shaw is urging for the community to rally around dementia sufferers and their families to stop what she calls the isolation epidemic facing them.
Dr Shaw says: “Not long ago three or even four generations would sit round the table eating and chatting. Neighbours would appear invited or not, the door was never locked. Times have changed, but we haven’t. We still need to feel we belong to a group of people and we still need company. Isolation kills and it kills slowly and it also exacerbates dementia.”
Funding for seven pancreatic cancer research projects offers hope for new ways to tackle lethal disease
- Tuesday, 07 May 2013
National charity Pancreatic Cancer UK has today announced the award of seven grants, amounting to nearly £0.5 million, as part of the first round of its Research Innovation Fund.
The intention of the Research Innovation Fund is to spur creative and cutting edge ideas and approaches, including those successful in other areas of cancer, that have justifiable promise for the biology, treatment and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
- Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
- Prostate cancer screening – ‘still a long way to go’ says Prostate Cancer UK
- Bladder Cancer patients over 70 less likely to have curative treatment
- One in three people with rheumatoid arthritis at high risk of repeated falls
- Arthritis Research UK seeks help to understand rare inflammatory condition
- Living life to the full with Dementia
- Dementia - Making the most of life
- Many people with dementia and their families feel abandoned
- New app launched for dementia assessment