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Please help fight cancer globally

It is so wonderful to see people participating in all kinds of fund raising activities to raise money for worthwhile causes. Recently, with the magic of digital media it is so easy to connect to any cause and support those who are actually proactive to make a...

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Addressing sexism in medicine?

A blog to expose some of the worst examples of sexism in Hollywood has become an enormous hit simply due to the incredible number of contributions; all remaining anonymous because of “fear of retaliation.” Published on the canvas of the social media platform Tumblr,...

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‘Inspirational’ Pinki Lilani OBE

People inspire in many ways. As for Pinki Lilani who is well known for a host of awards which recognise influential women and leaders, has helped to highlight and progress the careers and aspirations of hundreds of women. She is the founder of Asian Women of...

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The ‘Game Changer’ of Prostate Cancer

Nine out of ten men with advanced prostate cancer – an incurable and fatal disease – could soon be treated with new or existing drugs following a pioneering study that scientists have called the “Rosetta Stone” of prostate research reports The Independent and other...

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Healthy lifestyle & bowel cancer survival

UK researchers claim living a healthy lifestyle before diagnosis could improve a persons chances of surviving bowel cancer. Findings from Imperial College London suggest eating a balanced diet, keeping physically active and maintaining a healthy weight were associated...

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Skin cancer in pensioners

People over 65 are around seven times more likely to develop malignant melanoma compared to 40 years ago, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK. The most recent figures show that on average around 5,700 pensioners are now diagnosed with melanoma each...

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0.5m children predicted to die from smoking

Around 500,000 children will die from smoking when they are adults unless smoking rates are cut according to new Cancer Research UK figures. Around 500,000* children will die from smoking when they are adults unless more is done to cut smoking rates according to new...

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Creative Medicine

A sprinkling of luck, a passion for what she does and female intuition is the recipe for success for one of fashion industry’s most successful icons. Amanda Wakeley has dressed the late Princess Diana, Angelina Jolie and Scarlet Johansson, amongst many other...

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HRT Cancer Risk

  Hormone replacement therapy for less than five years increases ovarian cancer risk | Cancer Research UK Ovarian cancer is slightly more common among women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), even for short amounts of time, according to the largest...

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1 in 2 people will get cancer

One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to Cancer Research UK published in the British Journal of Cancer. "Cancer is primarily a disease of old age, with more than 60 per cent of all cases diagnosed in people aged over 65. If...

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NHS in the Frontline

In the last few days it has been astonishing the amount of press coverage on the NHS and it difficult choices it faces. Here are some of the big stories profiled in the national media.

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‘Complaint doctors face suicide risk’

UK doctors subject to complaints procedures are at risk of becoming depressed and suicidal, according to research. Those referred to the General Medical Council (GMC), seem to be most at risk of mental ill health, the research published in the online journal BMJ

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What makes a True Leader ?

When Burton Hospital asked me to go far away to attend a residential leadership course, I should have been thrilled. With a busy clinical schedule it was the last thing on my mind! But I have to admit it was amazing to meet two ‘true leaders’ – Admiral Sir Trevor Soar and Nigel Allfrey.

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The PM, the Chairman & the Minister!

I must say, I would have never dreamt of it! I was at the very inspirational GG2 Awards Ceremony in central London where the Prime Minister David Cameron was Guest of Honour. It was slick, and full of the most amazing role models from all areas of society who have achieved a great deal.

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Nick Hendrix on Tiger Country

As if one visiting star wasn't enough, I was fortunate to have another spend an afternoon watching me operate – all in preparation for another part in the play about the NHS. Actor Nick Hendrix comes from what he describes as a normal, un-theatrical background. He...

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Meeting your Double

It is not everyday you get a TV star knocking on your front door and wanting to spend the whole day with you!

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Prostate Cancer: Quick View

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men accounting for a quarter of all new cancers in men in the UK. This form of cancer is hitting the headlines regularly. Here are some key facts to give you an overview.

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Facts about cancer

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world – more than 30% of the cancer rate are preventable.

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Making a Difference

I have a thirst for medical knowledge. But this knowledge has to be within the context of some life enhancing value. It is for the latter reason I decided to set up a website.

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