Coffee & liver health

Coffee & liver health

All kinds of coffee could lower the risk of chronic liver disease, fatty liver disease, liver cancer, and deaths from chronic liver disease. That’s according to a large new study from researchers at the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, published in the journal BMC Public Health. ...

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Scientists uncover the earliest samples of bubonic plague in human history

Scientists uncover the earliest samples of bubonic plague in human history

The earliest known strain of the bubonic plague has been discovered in the body of a man buried in Latvia approximately 5,000 years ago. Research since the discovery has concluded that this strain materialized around 7,100 years ago and was not nearly as destructive as many of the other strains...

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NHS to hold vaccine events across NW London

NHS to hold vaccine events across NW London

This weekend theNHS is holding more vaccination events across NW London, including Chelsea FC, W12 Conference Centre and Harris Academy (St Johns Wood). Go here for the Vaccine event details for the weekend 17/18 July  (These events are in addition to our large vaccination centres, where you can walk-in any...

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What Loss in Sport Can Teach Us About Resilience & Mental Health

What Loss in Sport Can Teach Us About Resilience & Mental Health

In the wake of England’s loss last night, and the torrent of social media abuse toward the players that followed, consultant clinical psychologist Dr Krause (CEO of youth mental health charity stem4), has issued some mental health advice relating to loss in sport, and the emotions that follow: Sport is...

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World-class adult and neonatal intensive care units open at Chelsea and Westminster hospital

World-class adult and neonatal intensive care units open at Chelsea and Westminster hospital

Unique patient-centred approach to care, using latest innovations and digital solutions to improve patient experience and recovery Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and its charity CW+, officially open a state-of-the-art expansion and redevelopment of its Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which will...

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Latest Covid-19 vaccine study in the UK launches in London

Latest Covid-19 vaccine study in the UK launches in London

The latest COVID-19 vaccine study in the UK is now open in North West London. Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company based in Canada, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are launching the Phase 3 randomised, observer blinded, placebo-controlled study. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-supported study, which will be run at the London...

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Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: do they threaten our hope for a return to ‘normality’, socialising and summer holidays?

Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: do they threaten our hope for a return to ‘normality’, socialising and summer holidays?

“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” – Isaac Asimov Over the past year, we have all certainly faced a constellation of difficulties as a consequence of Covid-19 in the UK and globally. As the current lockdown measures begin to ease, we all hope...

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Reflections on the pandemic: Dr Raj Chandok, London NHS General Practitioner, discusses his experience.

Reflections on the pandemic: Dr Raj Chandok, London NHS General Practitioner, discusses his experience.

The impact of this pandemic, first and foremost is, of course, the tragic loss of lives and my heart goes out to all those that have lost loved ones to Covid-19, the effect upon them is immeasurable. This pandemic has been the greatest challenge to our health and care system....

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New UNITED charity in Hammersmith and Fulham

New UNITED charity in Hammersmith and Fulham

Food parcels for older people, legal support for those losing jobs or homes, computers for children in poverty, and activities for the learning disabled; these are just a few examples of how new local charity UNITED in Hammersmith in Fulham is using local gifts of money, time and resources to...

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