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  • Soroptimists rise to the 50th challenge!

    May 28, 2017 11:58 AM 5

    To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Barry and District Soroptimists, president Jackie at the recent AGM, issued a special challenge to club members. Groups and individuals were challenged to undertake an act of service which incorporates the number 50. The first group, led by Kay Thomas, to respond to this challenge did so by collecting 50-plus

  • Staff give advice on stroke prevention and treatment at Basildon Hospital

    May 27, 2017 7:04 PM 4

    STAFF at Basildon Hospital who care for stroke patients met with visitors to explain about stroke prevention and treatment. As part of Stroke Awareness Month, therapists, nurses and dietitians ran an information stand at the hospital with advice on how lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of a stroke, how to spot the warning signs of a stroke and therapies

  • Woodbridge community unites for Dementia Awareness Week

    May 27, 2017 1:41 PM 7

    Seckford Almshouses hosted a series of free talks and advice as part of Dementia Awareness Week, May 14-21. People in Woodbridge have come together to learn more about dementia through a series of free talks hosted by the Seckford Almshouses during Dementia Awareness Week, May 14-21. Cathy O’Brien, Deputy Head of Care and Dementia Champion at the Seckford

  • Coffee could protect against cancer: Caffeine kick 'SLASHES risk of liver cancer'

    May 24, 2017 11:01 PM 5

    DRINKING more coffee could halve the risk of developing cancer, new research suggests. Experts think that protection against hepatocellular cancer [HCC], the most common form of primary liver cancer, grows according to the amount drunk. Studies found drinking one cup more of caffeinated coffee a day was associated with a 20 per cent reduction in the risk of developing

  • 'NHS Docs said I was too fat to be treated’ Anorexic reveals 3 month ordeal

    May 24, 2017 5:55 PM 10

    AN anorexic criticised the NHS for denying her treatment because she was “too fat”. Hannah Brown has battled the eating disorder twice and saw signs it was returning earlier this year. But doctors repeatedly told her she must wait nearly three months because she had not lost enough weight to qualify for treatment. The 26-year-old said: “I was told by three

  • This is what chocolate REALLY does to your body

    May 24, 2017 7:14 AM 12

    IT’S one of the most popular sweet treats across the world, but chocolate can have some surprising effects on your body. Chocoholics rejoice because a new study has given us yet another reason to munch on the delicious snack – it’s good for your heart. But now researchers believe people who regularly eat chocolate may also have a lower risk of developing

  • Vitamin D supplements: Taking the 'sunshine vitamin' could help chronic arthritis pain

    May 23, 2017 11:16 PM 8

    SUPPLEMENTS of the "sunshine vitamin" could help people manage chronic pain caused by conditions such as arthritis, according to new research. The study suggests vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases. The paper, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, reviews published research on the relationship

  • Biomarkers in Saliva Could Lead to Early ID of Alzheimer’s

    May 21, 2017 6:52 PM 15

    Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health, according to new research. A new study from researchers at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, shows promise that small molecules in saliva can help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. They found that salivary molecules may act as reliable diagnostic

  • Obese monkey in Thailand placed on a strict diet

    May 20, 2017 4:19 AM 22

    Obese monkey on a diet after gorging on junk food 0:42 A MORBIDLY obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed “Uncle Fat” by locals — after photos of the animal started circulating

  • 'Fat but fit is a big fat myth'

    May 17, 2017 8:06 AM 20

    The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth, say experts speaking in Portugal. Their early work, as yet unpublished, involved looking at the GP records of 3.5 million people in the UK. They say people who were obese but who had no initial signs of heart disease, diabetes or high cholesterol were not protected from ill health in later