A story of friendship and courage

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I was very moved watching the documentary Farrah’s Story, far more so than I expected to be and very impressed with Farrah’s spirit and determination to beat cancer. Making that documentary and sticking… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s recipe is a simple pureed aubergine or eggplant as it is called stateside and garlic dip which I love to snack on with some wholemeal pitta bread or raw sweet carrots. This dish is middle… Continue reading

Taking the stand for beauty

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Some of you may remember that I commented last month on Riam Dien, the young law student, who took Abercrombie & Fitch to an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal. Although Dien’s case has nothing… Continue reading

Jerry Remy talks of his depression after cancer

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As cancer survivors, many of us have struggled with that unexpected feeling of depression and loneliness that surprises us after treatment is finished. I say unexpected and surprises, because for many of us… Continue reading

Radiation reduces risk of recurrence in younger women

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Young women with early-stage breast cancer can reduce the risk of locoregional recurrence by receiving radiation therapy, a recent study concludes. This study of women aged 35 and under showed that those with… Continue reading

Celebrate National Relaxation Day!

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Today, according to online sources, is National Relaxation Day. National what you say? They have to designate a day for that? Well yes, it appears that in this day and age, people need reminding… Continue reading

The Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging

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Logging on to check the  e-mail account for this blog, the above title caught my eye on the MSN Windows Live page. I decided to check and see how many sins I was… Continue reading

Breastfeeding may help those with family history of cancer

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  Breastfeeding may lower the risk of breast cancer in women with a family history of the disease, a new study has found. In the study of more than 60,000 women, researchers from… Continue reading

Healing after cancer

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Watch Dr. Julie K Silver, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and author of After Cancer Treatment, Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, tell her story of healing after breast cancer in this CBS news video. Diagnosed with… Continue reading

Friday Poem

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A Summer Night A summer night. The moon’s face, almost full now, comes and goes through clouds. I can’t see any stars, but a late firefly still flicks his green lamp on and… Continue reading