Live Better With Blog

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.

Bowel Cancer: 29% of Hospitals fail to test younger patients for Lynch syndrome

Lynch syndrome is an inherited disorder that puts people at higher risk of developing bowel cancer and developing it at a younger age too. Whilst the average age for people diagnosed with bowel cancer is 72, for those with Lynch syndrome the average age at diagnosis is 45. Unfortunately, those people diagnosed at a younger ...

Macmillan’s Cancer Comparison: 1970s to Now

Yesterday, Macmillan published a fascinating report on the changes in cancer care over the last 40 years, comparing diagnosis, treatment and survival in the 1970s to now. Live Better With’s Dr Zahra Neshat has read the 23 page article article and picked out the most important and interesting parts to give you a useful summary of the improvements in cancer care, and those still needed.

Anti-malaria drug could make radiotherapy more effective

Scientists in Oxford have discovered that using an old anti-malaria drug alongside radiotherapy treatment helps shrink hard to treat tumours. The drug, atovaquone, is a cheap, widely available and safe drug which causes tumours to process oxygen differently making them sensitive to the effects of radiotherapy.

Radiotherapy works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells ...

Page 1 of 2