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Smokers twice as likely to develop debilitating skin disease


Tobacco smokers are twice as likely to develop a debilitating skin disease, according to new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology this week. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic and recurring inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, which … Continue reading


Arm Yourself Against Allergies


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Allergy Awareness Week runs from 20th April to 26th April and is organised by Allergy UK to support allergy sufferers and raise awareness of the issues they face. In the UK, the number of allergy sufferers increases by five per … Continue reading


Just Another Day On Capitol Hill


advocacy blog No, these are not winning lottery numbers. They are also not numbers to a safe combination leading back to an inconspicuous brief case layered with stacks of 100 dollar bills. These numbers have a bigger and much richer purpose. … Continue reading


Skin Deep Behind The Mask – charity founder Shabana shares her journey in national media.


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Recently we were pleased to announce our collaboration with the charity Skin Deep Behind the Mask across all of our skin related forums.  Together it is our belief and aim that this will provide a greater support network and platform … Continue reading


Alcohol Concern release an ‘Alcohol Harm Map’ as part of latest alcohol awareness campaign.


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Ever wondered about the greater implications of excessive alcohol consumption? Today Alcohol Concern has released an Alcohol Harm map as part of their campaign to increase awareness of alcohol use. Interestingly this campaign allows people to look directly at their … Continue reading




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Today a new online platform has been released which focuses on mental health in the workplace. WE CAN WORK IT OUT is a membership site, which supports owners of SMEs to create a workplace environment where employees with mental health … Continue reading


Lynda Bellingham- Bowel Cancer UK statement


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“At Bowel Cancer UK, we were all saddened to hear of the news of Lynda Bellingham’s diagnosis of advanced bowel cancer.” “But unfortunately it’s all too common.  Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer and that’s why we … Continue reading


New clinical trial in bowel cancer


Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how two genes – called MEK and MET – cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used against the disease, according to research in the journal Cell Reports*. “Our discoveries in this … Continue reading


Cervical cancer prevention in BME communities: raising awareness and overcoming barriers.



talkhealth are proud to support Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust during Ethinic Minority Cancer Awareness Month (EMCAM) To highlight Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and the NHS Cancer Screening programme are holding a free training day in … Continue reading


Cervical Screening Awareness Week: What you need to know


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Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) is a UK-wide initiative led by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. The week aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear) and how attending a screening invitation can help to prevent cervical cancer.   Please … Continue reading


Does sunlight help protect against skin cancer?



Moderate sunbathing outdoors or on a sunbed can be good preparation for a summer holiday. Sunburn and recreational exposure to the sun, e. g. during a summer holiday, encourage skin cancer, particularly in fair-skinned people. At the same time, the … Continue reading


Mental Health Foundation report highlights how increasing levels of anxiety are affecting the health and wellbeing of the nation


New survey for Mental Health Awareness Week reveals nearly half (47%) of people in Britain say they get more anxious than they used to Almost 1 in 5 (19%) feel anxious a lot or all the time Money, finance and … Continue reading


European study reveals new causes of mouth and throat cancer


Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental checks could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study. The research also suggests – based on a small number of tumour patients – that excessive … Continue reading


Dangerous misconceptions about skin cancer revealed by new research


Over half (53 per cent[1]) of people within the UK worry less about skin cancer than other cancers, with nearly one in five (18 per cent) misguidedly thinking it’s easily avoidable, according to new research. Furthermore, 38 per cent of … Continue reading


Help save a life on International Women’s Day


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A straight forward conversation with the woman you love about her heart could be enough to save her life, says the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Maureen Talbot, a Senior Cardiac Nurse at the BHF, said: “Too few women realise that … Continue reading


Bowel Cancer UK launches new diet information pack for people in recovery from bowel cancer



Bowel Cancer UK has produced a new information pack called ‘Your Diet: Living with and beyond bowel cancer’ which will inform and give tips to people recovering from bowel cancer. Every year, over 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer … Continue reading


Endometriosis UK’s Awareness Week Campaign – 3rd-9th March, 2014


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Women and young girls are waiting an average of two years before consulting their GP about difficult or painful periods.  The Diagnosis Survey by Endometriosis UK found that women and young girls do not realise that what they are suffering … Continue reading


Thyroid Eye Disease Meeting – Newcastle upon Tyne – Friday 16 / Saturday 17 May 2014


A unique event bringing together leading European and British experts on Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) will be an opportunity for patients with TED, their families and carers, members of the public and pupils to meet European and UK experts to … Continue reading


The Red Cross offers a pocket-sized companion that could save you a trip to hospital this Christmas


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Take the British Red Cross’ advice and download its innovative free mobile first aid apps – it could save you a trip to hospital this Christmas. Burns are the most common type of injury at this time of year, according … Continue reading


Dementia biggest global health challenge facing our generation


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In a policy brief launched today, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has announced that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is now estimated at 44 million (estimated at 35 million in 2010) reaching 76 million in 2030 … Continue reading


Local Charity hosts IBS Wellbeing Day in Sheffield on Saturday 16th November.


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With 1 in 3 people experiencing the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this common health complaint accounts for 10 per cent of visits to GP surgeries.  To coincide with the launch of its unique IBS Self Care Plan, The IBS … Continue reading


‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’ – Places available for full day workshops


Following the success of the Men Get Eating Disorders Too Workshop Tour 2012/13, we are putting on three full day workshops.   Places are available for individuals who are seeking an increased insight and knowledge into eating disorders in males. The … Continue reading


Ecominds reaps rewards for mental wellbeing


The mental health charity Mind has released Feel Better Outside, Feel Better Inside, a report including new findings from the University of Essex showing the many benefits of ecotherapy for mental wellbeing. It has been proven to improve mental health, … Continue reading


Dr Google visited by almost half the nation online


BHF launch film series to help ease patient fears about common heart tests and treatments The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a series of online videos and DVDs to help ease patients’ fears and anxieties about common heart tests … Continue reading


Young cancer patients three times more likely to be diagnosed through A&E


A report released today by Teenage Cancer Trust shows that over a third of young people with cancer (37%) are diagnosed through admission to accident and emergency. This is nearly three times the number of adults diagnosed in this way … Continue reading


Two-fifths of Britons sunburn on purpose to get ‘deeper’ tan


Two thirds of britons deliberately burn to try and get a deeper tan

Two-fifths of people (40%) say they burn their skin in the sun on purpose to ‘deepen’ a tan, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support1. This is despite the fact that getting a painful sunburn just once every two … Continue reading


Talking about dementia still too tough for half of us



Almost half of UK adults would find it difficult to tell their own family if they thought they had dementia according to a poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Society published today (Tuesday 21 May).     The YouGov survey – released … Continue reading


More and more cancer patients facing discrimination at work


Rise in cancer patients facing discrimination at work

There has been a rise in the number of people living with cancer experiencing discrimination at work – despite the introduction of the Equality Act, according to Macmillan Cancer Support1. New research shows almost four in ten people (37%) who … Continue reading