Cancer Survivor Creates Bespoke Gift Service To Ensure Those Battling Illness Aren’t Forgotten Over Christmas

When Anikka Burton was diagnosed with cancer aged just 33, her entire life turned upside-down.  She has just got married, moved to the countryside and was looking forward to starting a family. “It was a shock as it is at any age,” she told The Huffington Post UK. “I was looking forward to our future and…

Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ Domestic Violence Storyline Prompts Almost £100K Donations To Charities

A campaign to raise money for domestic violence victims has had a huge surge in support after listeners of a radio play were moved by the plight of a fictional character abused by her husband. Long-suffering Helen Titchener snapped after two years of been controlled, physically abused and raped in Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’, a…

World Day For Animals in Laboratories 2016: How One Charity Is Funding Replacements To Animal Research

Mention animal testing, and it’s likely you’ll be met with a barrage of very strong opinions on either side, from those who insist the practice is cruel, to scientists who say it is necessary to create invaluable medical treatments. But while the debate rages about whether or not it is ethical to test on animals,…

People Who Worry About Their Health Could Be Doubling Their Risk Of Heart Disease

People who needlessly worry that they have, or will develop, a serious illness may be boosting their risk of heart disease, a new study has suggested. Anxiety is a known risk factor for heart disease and now researchers have said health anxiety (or hypochondria), where people believe they are going to develop a serious illness, seems to…

Childhood Cancer Treatments Could Be Affecting Survivors’ Sex Lives In Adulthood

People who survived childhood cancer could suffer repercussions on their sex lives in adulthood, according to research. A recent analysis showed that adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ from their peers in terms of their sex life satisfaction, however they were more likely to have fewer partners. Those who received cancer treatments that…

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