Health

Stroke survivor grandmother eats for first time in two years following treatment

A Lincolnshire grandmother who thought she would never eat again after a stroke has told how a course of innovative treatment made it possible for her to enjoy her favourite foods once more. Diana Tavner, 81, was diagnosed with dysphagia and left unable to swallow following a stroke in May, 2019. Her speech was also […]

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How Strangers Became Friends After Fitness Instructor Saves Life With Defbrillator

A 26-year-old fitness instructor based in Cardiff says saving his client’s life after he suffered a cardiac arrest is one of the most empowering things he has done. Kyle Baggett, who is originally from Builth Wells, is urging people across Wales to learn or refresh vital CPR and defibrillation skills. Kyle, who was working at […]

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Dementia Action Week UK: diagnosis rates at five year low

Starting today (16 May), Alzheimer’s Society is running Dementia Action Week, the yearly awareness campaign encouraging people to act on dementia. This year’s campaign is on the theme of diagnosis. The latest NHS figures report dementia diagnosis rates are at a 5 year low, with numbers showing 443,900 dementia diagnoses for March 2022.  Previous years […]

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Calling Allied Health Professionals to Open Day at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust – Saturday 21st May 2022 – 10am to 12 noon

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) are vital to the NHS in delivering their long term plan to improve the care for patients over the next 10 years[i]. There are approximately 152,000 AHPs working across all health and social care settings including hospitals[ii]. One of the top performing hospital trusts in England, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS […]

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New Research On Medical Cannabis Prescribed For Fibromyalgia Released Ahead Of International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

New research[1] has been released for patients with Fibromyalgia which has assessed the effects seen in UK patients after being prescribed medical cannabis. Symptoms commonly experienced in Fibromyalgia include anxiety, debilitating fatigue, chronic pain, sensitivity to light, sound, temperature and touch, as well as cognitive symptoms relating to short term memory or difficulty finding a […]

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Stepping up wellbeing initiatives at hospitals in Kent to support the health and wellbeing of staff

Acupuncture, art therapy, wellbeing lounges and massage chairs are just some of the initiatives offered at one hospital trust in Kent to support the health and wellbeing of staff who have experienced rising stress since the pandemic. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) is leading the way in helping staff cope with stress and […]

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From periods to menopause – Howden shows businesses how to better support women’s health

On International Women’s Day (8th March)[i] Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing (Howden) is shining a light on the need for employers to do more to support the health and wellbeing of female employees.  They are hosting a webinar, “It’s time to talk about women’s health in the workplace” and launching an accompanying guide to help […]

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Daring to Dream Charity Gives Critical Care Hospital Rooms a New Lease of Life

Daring to Dream is a young and ambitious charity whose mission is to support the emotional health and wellbeing of adult patients in Wales. One of the ways in which they do this is transforming patient day rooms, relatives’ rooms and quiet rooms in hospital. They have completed another two such rooms in the University […]

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Unique wellness programme launches to help women transform their relationship with alcohol for improved mental health and wellbeing

A unique wellness coaching programme and alcohol-free community has launched, specifically designed for women looking to transform their relationship with alcohol whilst improving their mental health and wellbeing Founded by Carmela Coop-Rodia and Esther Beal, www.Totiuss.com offers an alcohol-free community and unique wellness programme that is specifically designed for women. The aim is to bring […]

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Super-fit headteacher joins cardiac vehicle campaign after surviving horror heart attack

ONE day Llyr Rees was running 10 miles and preparing to enter triathlon competitions. The next he was fighting for his life. Headteacher at Ysgol Gynradd Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon, Llyr was a fit and healthy 50 year-old when struck down by a ruptured aorta just nine months ago. The aneurysm and resulting aortic dissection left […]

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