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How Costs of Assisted Living Depend on the Type of Care You Choose

There may come a time when you or a loved one needs care. Perhaps it’s due to old age, an existing disability, or maybe you’re recovering from an illness or injury and need extra help. There are a range of care options available depending on your situation but the cost of care can sometimes seem prohibitively expensive. You should never have to sacrifice good quality care due to your finances and fortunately there are a range of care and funding options available to meet your various needs.

Child Cancer documentary looking to speak to parents

My name is Miles and I'm a television documentary director who makes films for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. My previous work includes; a BBC documentary called 'A Special Kind of Mum', which followed two disabled parents as they took on the challenges they faced during early parenthood, both physically and in ...

Staying Warm and Well over Winter

When you’re having treatment for cancer, you may find yourself more sensitive to changes in the weather. With winter settling in for the next few months, it may be noticeable trickier to stay warm and comfortable. Live Better With has curated the following tips based on our community to help you stay warm and well during these colder months.

A new treatment for leukaemia developed in Australia has been fast-tracked for use in the US and EU. The drug Venetoclax is a targeted therapy designed to prevent the perpetual growth and replication of cancer cells.

By blocking BCL2, a protein produced by cancer cells making them immortal, Venetoclax stops the cells from being able ...

NHS to use radioactive drugs to treat Prostate Cancer

A new radioactive treatment for prostate cancer that has spread to the bones has received approval by NICE for use in the NHS. The drug, Xofigo, will be available from December 2016 and is expected to help reduce bone pain and fractures for hundreds of men across the UK.

Xofigo is made from Radium-223 dichloride and ...

The use of chemotherapy in England is being scrutinised this week after a study by Public Health England (PHE) found that almost  1,400 patients with either breast or lung cancer died in England in 2014 within a month of being given chemotherapy, suggesting they suffered harm, rather than benefited, from being given chemotherapy.

It's ...

Menopause: Combined HRT can triple risk of breast cancer

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps minimise the more troublesome symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, disrupted sleep, migraines, mood changes and depression. That is why NICE, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, changed guidance to encourage more doctors to prescribe HRT claiming too many menopausal women had been left suffering in silence ...

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