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Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced £850,000 to build a Maggie’s Centre on the site of the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Maggie’s Centres are based in the grounds of large cancer centres and provide emotional and practical support for people with cancer, their families and friends. They are…
Gloria Hunniford OBE was guest of honour at an event to mark the opening of a brand new care home in Sevenoaks, Kent, the 29th Care UK has opened since 2013. Weald Heights promises to take service and facilities to a whole new level with more luxurious fittings in the…
A watchdog has expressed astonishment at the failure to introduce a "properly resourced" national strategy for older prisoners after a dramatic rise in inmates aged over 60. Nigel Newcomen, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, said staff are managing ageing prisoners with limited resources and inadequate training. He warned his office…
The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) have issued a call for posters for their annual conference taking place in Edinburgh this September. If you are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to others in…
Cancer patients sleep better and suffer less pain and fatigue if they practise yoga, research suggests. New studies presented at the world's largest cancer conference in Chicago found that as little as four weeks of practising yoga, including gentle hatha yoga, can improve wellbeing and reduce tiredness. The first study…
Charities have welcomed the "outstanding" results of a clinical trial which shows that a drug for a type of incurable breast cancer delays the disease getting worse. Olaparib (Lynparza) can give women living with BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer significant extra time before their disease progresses, the study found. Presented at…
An app that tracks cancer patients' symptoms can boost their survival by five months, according to a new study. Research presented at the world's biggest cancer conference found that patients who told their doctors of their symptoms via an app or telephone helpline lived far longer than those who did…
A universal blood screening test that detects cancer years before symptoms appear could revolutionise treatment, scientists say. Researchers attending the world's biggest cancer conference in Chicago unveiled studies showing that a blood test accurately picks up mutations for several different types of cancer. Work is now under way, backed by…
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