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ABI: The Psychological and Physical Health Effects on Carers

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In spring 2012 Headway – the brain injury association – undertook a research project designed to examine various aspects of caring for someone with an acquired brain injury. Here is a summary of the results and their implications. Headway set out to analyse the impact caring duties have on carers’ psychological, physical, financial and social well-being, and also tried to ascertain how much ...

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Acquired Brain Injury – Key Facts and Statistics

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Facts and figures from HEADWAY – the brain injury association This includes all admissions for head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, meningitis, encephalitis, hydrocephalus, anoxia, CO poisoning, abscess and hyponatraemia. 1 million Minimum estimate of people in the UK living with long-term effects of brain injury 558 UK residents per 100,000 sustaining a brain injury Every 90 seconds Someone is admitted ...

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Helpful Leaflets from Brain Tumour Action

Helpful Leaflets from Brain Tumour Action

A brain tumour and the treatment necessary to deal with it will cause significant changes in the lives of those affected. Adjustment to these changes may be easier if everyone involved has some idea of what to expect and reassurance that there are resources to support them. Brain Tumour Action has some very helpful leaflets available to either read online or download – click here. This is an ...

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Bupa Cromwell Hospital Win Three Independent Healthcare Awards

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Last month’s LaingBuisson Independent Healthcare Awards saw Bupa Cromwell Hospital winning three prestigious awards.   Medical Practice Alastair Bovell, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, and Jackie Portsmouth, Consultant Nurse Infection Control, won the medical practice category for the antimicrobial stewardship programme. This programme addresses issues around consultants prescribing varying antibiotics in different ways. Alastair and Jackie’s work uses evidence-based recommendations to consultants to ensure ...

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Antibodies Cross Blood-Brain Barrier in Primates

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Antibodies could cross blood-brain barriers in primates, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday 5th November. Joy Yu and colleagues have shown that therapeutic antibodies can successfully cross the blood-brain barrier in primates and reduce levels of a toxic protein linked to Alzheimers. The antibody reduces amyloid-beta levels, which is a protein linked to the disease, by ...

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Stem Cell Breakthrough – Hope for Parkinson’s

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Results published in Cell Stem Cell from researchers based at a university in Sweden have taken a key step forward in using stem cells to replace the nerve cells lost in Parkinson’s. Stem cells are ‘unspecialised’ cells which can develop into almost any cell in the body. They are found in early embryos, foetuses, umbilical cords and also in some adult tissues. The ...

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MND Association – General Election Campaign 2015

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The Motor Neurone Disiease Association is urging everyone to take action to help make sure people with MND don’t die without a voice. 80-95% of people living with MND will experience some loss of speech before they die. Too many people experience significant delays in getting the right communication equipment, leaving some people with MND to die without a voice. ...

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Chris Boardman is ‘Setting Poor Example’

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Headway has expressed its anger and disappointment over a BBC Breakfast feature on cycling in which Chris Boardman was seen cycling through Manchester city centre wearing dark clothing and without wearing a helmet. Mr Boardman, a former Olympic cyclist and currently a policy advisor for British Cycling, was cycling with BBC reporter Louise Minchin, who was appropriately dressed and was ...

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The Stoke Mandeville Experience – SIA’s Challenge Event

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This year’s fundraising challenge took place on Wednesday 29th October and is designed to enable teams to experience four Paralympic sporting events, such as Wheelchair Basketball and Hand-cycling, as they compete with other teams for fabulous prizes. This event proved a popular way to encourage participants to pull together as a team, to network with other teams, and of course ...

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