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Advisor Says 30 Local Claimants With Terminal Cancer Had PIP Rejections Overturned


    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A welfare rights advisor has described how at least 30 local benefit claimants with terminal cancer have had their claims rejected in the last year, with every one of the decisions later overturned by an appeal tribunal. In every case, the claimant has been terminally-ill […]

The York ME Community Links With Disability Employment Company evenbreak

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    The York ME Community has linked up with The Disability Employment Company evenbreak. This is a company run by disabled folk who believe that disabled people deserve an ‘even break’. Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise, was formed to achieve three aims: • To help inclusive employers attract more talented disabled people; • To […]

Can Positivity Cure Any Disease ?


    By Anil van der Zee, in his Capture, Dance, Words Blog.   As long as I have been suffering from my illness I’ve read and have also had some people tell me that the cause and course of my disease rests in some way in my own hands. I have always found that remark […]

How Physical Therapists Are Getting It About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)


    By Cort Johnson in health Rising.   Immunologists aren’t interested. Neurologists, in general, are to be avoided. Endocrinologists can’t be bothered. Except for primary care physicians specializing in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), the outlook in the medical field for ME/CFS patients is pretty bleak. If a chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patient doesn’t encounter […]

How Healthy Is The French Health System ?


      Laurent Chambaud in The Conversation.   Among themselves the French can be highly critical of the care provided by their nation’s hospitals and doctors, yet they are always ready to defend the French health care system, considered to be one the world’s best. Indeed, in a World Health Organisation comparison of 191 different […]

The Little Known Nutrient That’s Growing My Daughter New Mitochondria | PQQ


    By Rebecca Ferguson in the Recovering Kids Blog.   Mitochondria. We all have them. We all need them. We need them especially in order to digest some of the biology textbook reminiscent explanations of what they do! But we’ve got even the most mito-challenged, fatigued among you covered with a two-minute, easy-to-follow video that explains […]

York Panto Star Berwick Kaler Fights Back After Heart Bypass Operation

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    By Mike Laycock in The Press.   Panto legend Berwick Kaler has told how he is fighting back to health from major heart surgery as he prepares for his next show at York Theatre Royal. Britain’s longest serving pantomime dame says he is recovering well following a double heart bypass operation in July, when he […]

What To Remember On Days Your Illness Makes You Feel Like Giving Up


  By Sarah Waisler in The Mighty.   Dear You, You are absolutely right. This does suck, it’s not fair, you do deserve better. This is not what you had planned and you would have done more if you had been given the chance. But you weren’t given that chance and my heart breaks for you. I […]

Yorkshire Air Ambulances To Carry Blood On Board

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    From The Yorkshire Times.   Yorkshire Air Ambulance has started carrying blood on board their helicopters for the first time, enabling critically injured patients to receive transfusions at the scene of accidents or in the air. The potentially life-saving initiative has been funded through a donation of more than £16,000 from the Henry […]

Hurricane Maria’s Next Victims May Be U.S. Patients Who Rely On Drugs Manufactured In Puerto Rico


    By DocDawg in Daily Kos.   Puerto Rico’s single largest and most important export isn’t rum or sugar cane. It’s pharmaceuticals — the prescription drugs we all count on being there when we need them. Spurred by a favorable U.S. tax code provision, the 1970s witnessed nearly all of America’s largest pharmaceutical companies investing billions of dollars […]

Why Onions Make Us Cry (And Why Some Don’t)


    By Duane Mellor in The Conversation.   Mark Anthony in Shakespeare’s Cleopatra may have referred to “the tears that live in the onion”. But why do onions actually make us cry? And why do only some onions make us blub in this way when others, including related “allium” plants such as garlic, barely ever draw […]

Wearing A Forced Smile


  By mrspoonseeker.   Time after time over the years, people with M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) have had to put up with hearing total bunkum about their condition, but rarely does the ‘science’ get as flaky as last Thursday’s announcements on the ‘Smile’ Trial, a study which purported to assess the efficacy of the ‘Lightning Process’ for children […]

One In Seven GP Practices In England Failing On Safety


    By Patrick Greenfield in The Guardian.   About 7 million people are being treated at GP surgeries in England that have severe safety problems, according to the first performance review of its kind by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). One in seven GP practices are failing on safety, even after CQC inspectors have told them […]

NICE Agrees To Re-Visit Guidelines On Treatment Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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From The National Institute For Health And Care Excellence.   Surveillance report 2017 – Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): diagnosis and management (2007) NICE guideline CG53.   Surveillance decision. Reason for the decision   We will plan a full update with a modified scope of the guideline on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy) (NICE guideline […]

NHS Chief Tells Hospitals To Brace Themselves For Winter After Heavy Flu Outbreak In Australia

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  By Paul Gallagher in iNews.   Hospitals should brace themselves for a “pressurised” flu season this winter, the head of the NHS has warned. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said there had been a “heavy flu outbreak” in the Southern Hemisphere during its winter where hospitals in Australia and New Zealand struggled to […]

The Extra Family You Gain When You’re Chronically Ill


  By Tiffany Early in The Mighty.   When you become sick, you enter into a secret world you never imagined you would even visit. You enter a world where “dress up days” are for doctors’ appointments, and showers are a luxury rather than a routine. You trade fashionable clothes for pajamas. Girls’ (or Guys’) Night Out is […]

York Carers Centre’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

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    We very much look forward to greeting you at our AGM on Thursday 21 September 2017 at 6 pm, at York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET   Please come along and share our successes and achievements over the last year and hear from our guest speakers Marilyn Crawshaw and Heidi Chan – presenting work […]

NHS Vale Of York AGM – 21 September 2017


    Local doctors and members of general practice in the Vale of York are inviting the local community to its fourth Annual General Meeting.   Patients and members of the public who attend the meeting will hear an overview of the local health and care system’s operational and financial performance during 2016-17.   The […]

10 Proven Health Benefits Of Turmeric And Curcumin


  By Kris Gunnars, BSc in Authority Nutrition.   Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Here are the top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric. 1. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties Turmeric is the spice […]

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