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Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant

When Hannah Springham’s mother got dementia, eating out became “quite a sad experience” as, at times, she no longer knew her daughter. Upon becoming a restaurateur in Norwich, Ms Springham was determined her diners would still have the “best possible time”, whether living with the condition or caring for those with it, and so introduced […]

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Energy drinks: UK supermarkets ban sales to under-16s

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Retailers will ban the sale of energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre Sales of energy drinks to children under 16 have been banned in most major UK supermarkets, amid concerns about high levels of sugar and caffeine. Boots is also joining supermarkets such as Asda, […]

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Cutting prostate cancer diagnosis times

[ad_1] Image caption A state-of-the-art MRI scan could reduce a man’s prostate cancer diagnosis by weeks The NHS plans to cut prostate cancer diagnosis times from six weeks to a matter of days, NHS England has said. Typically a test for men with prostate cancer requires an MRI scan and a biopsy where a dozen […]

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Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

[ad_1] Researchers have discovered the genetic cause of a rare blood vessel disorder that can trigger life-threatening bleeds and strokes. They believe targeted cancer drugs may be able to treat it, in patients like 13-year-old vlogger Nikki Christou. Scientists at University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, who led the […]

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Alfie Evans: Continuing life support 'futile'

[ad_1] Image copyright Alfie’s Army Facebook Image caption Alfie Evans suffers from a progressive neurological degenerative condition The father of a seriously ill 20-month-old boy broke down in tears as a court was told further hospital treatment would be “futile”. Tom Evans and Kate James, both 20 and from Bootle, Liverpool, want to take their […]

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Patients 'sent home to no heat or light'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Frail and vulnerable patients are being trapped in an “endless cycle” of going in and out of hospitals in England, the British Red Cross is warning. The charity said the pressure on the NHS meant hospitals were rushing some patients home before they were ready and without adequate checks being […]