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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Al Manaar to host Covid-19 information event this weekend

Al Manaar to host Covid-19 information event this weekend

North Kensington’s faith communities have joined forces with public health experts to tackle a spike in Covid-19 cases and misinformation about the vaccine at an online information event. Organised by Al Manaar and the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre Trust, Sunday’s free Zoom session will see experts from the NHS, Public...

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A quarter of Londoners don’t want coronavirus vaccine

A quarter of Londoners don’t want coronavirus vaccine

A quarter of Londoners don’t want a coronavirus vaccine or are unlikely to get one, according to a new survey.  Almost half of Londoners who might choose to not get a coronavirus vaccine either do not trust Government advice or drug companies, the Assembly found. The online poll of more...

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All I need is the air I breathe

All I need is the air I breathe

It was Tuesday October 27th and I had been taken into the Ben Muir Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for Covid 19, at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. Having taken every possible precaution against exposure to the pandemic, we received a call on the 17th October stating that one of the parties...

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Care in the time of Covid-19

Care in the time of Covid-19

In a world which has been thrown into chaos by the Covid-19 virus, many organisations have struggled with the pace and ferocity of change to their industries. Care provider Draycott Nursing & Care on the other hand, have seemingly vaulted their own considerable Covid-19 hurdles elegantly. The company employs 40...

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New drug could be key treatment for a range of cancers

New drug could be key treatment for a range of cancers

A new drug designed to counter the effects of an important, but very hard to target, cancer mutation could be effective against a range of tumour types including lung and gynaecological cancers, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers used an innovative, intermittent treatment schedule to limit the drug’s toxicity, and...

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Hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer hijacks immune system and could be targeted with immunotherapies

Hard-to-treat pancreatic cancer hijacks immune system and could be targeted with immunotherapies

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to reveal an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer that is more likely to respond to immunotherapy, in the most extensive analysis of the immune landscape of these tumours to date.Pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer starts in cells that produce hormones such as insulin. Once it spreads, only...

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‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

New figures out today show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results. The increase follows an appeal by England’s chief nursing officer for more people of all ages to join the healthcare profession....

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NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

Hundreds of NHS patients have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic. Stroke Connect, a partnership with the NHS and the Stroke Association provides stroke survivors with support and advice in the early days following hospital discharge, without having to leave the...

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Majority of adults in nearly all English counties would support a local lockdown in their area

Majority of adults in nearly all English counties would support a local lockdown in their area

New YouGov research shows that the majority of adults in nearly all English counties would strongly support a local lockdown in their area. A total of 25,592 adults were surveyed between the 7th and 14th of August after 83% of the British public said that they support the local lockdown...

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