Clinical trials and the fight against cancer

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Interesting article in the New York Times concerning clinical trials.  You may remember that last month I wrote about the Love/Avon Army of Women partnership and this article for me highlights exactly why Dr… Continue reading

Lance Armstrong: Every Second Counts

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I have just finished reading Lance Armstrong’s Every Second Counts.  While the book is primarily about his preparation for what would prove to be his second consecutive Tour de France victory in 2000,… Continue reading

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

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Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow is the title of a book by Elizabeth Lesser.  She opens the book with a quote from Anais Nin: ‘And the time came when… Continue reading

The age of fake food

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In his bestseller The End Of Over-Eating: Taking Control Of The Insatiable American Appetite, author and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, David Kessler proposes that our western obesity crisis is due… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday recipe is an easy salad which makes a great light supper dish or a tasty lunch. Haloumi with Lentil Salad Ingredients (serves 4) 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, drained, rinsed 1… Continue reading

“Sunbed kills new bride”

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Ok, so the headline in tabloid sensationalist, but it did catch my attention today when I was buying my usual Sunday paper, splashed across the front page of the Sunday Express. It is a… Continue reading

Can social media sites help fight breast cancer?

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My good Twitter friend, Peg Mulligan, who is responsible for opening my eyes to a whole new world of social media, was recently interviewed for a health.com article on the role of social… Continue reading

Worried about swine flu during chemotherapy?

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When I was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, I was told, as all chemo patients, are to report any signs of colds or flu straight away, to avoid situations where you know germs… Continue reading

Understanding hereditary cancer

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All cancers are due to changes in our genes, called mutations. If you are born with a gene mutation that leads to cancer, it is called a hereditary cancer.  Learn what makes hereditary… Continue reading

10 breast cancer myths debunked

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There are many myths surrounding the causes of breast cancer. The first of these which we should clear up right away is that a diagnosis of cancer is an automatic death sentence. It… Continue reading