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Paralympian Sammi Kinghorn On How Sport Helped Her Accept Her Injury And What Training Means To Her

Scottish wheelchair racer Sammi Kinghorn is a sporting inspiration to us all.  The 21-year-old was left paralysed in December 2010 after she was crushed under the beam of a forklift truck in the snow. She had emergency surgery and spent five months rehabilitating in hospital.  While she was in the rehabilitation centre, she met Jo Butterfield –…

This Simple Test Could Reveal Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease In Later Life

Taking a simple test could be an indictor for how likely you are to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future, a new study suggests. Researchers have developed unique graphic characters, called Greebles, they say may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms become apparent. In order to test…

Teen Boy With Cancer, Anthony Lyons, Sent Half A Million Virtual Therapy Dogs By Well Wishers

A teenager undergoing chemotherapy has been inundated with photographs of half a million virtual therapy dogs from well wishers across the globe. Anthony Lyons, 16, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2014, and has since spent large periods of time undergoing cancer treatment at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. To help cheer him up, and because…

Dairy-Free Diet Fad Causing Risk To Bone Health, Charity Warns

If you’ve ditched cow’s milk you could be damaging your health. That’s according to the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), which has warned young people who cut out dairy produce face developing osteoporosis in later life. A survey by the charity found four in 10 young adults have tried “fashionable diets” that often involve avoiding dairy,…

WISE WORDS: Emma Bunton On Having Children, A Possible Return To Music And Making Tea For Jamie Theakston

In our new section – WISE WORDS – we ask our favourite personalities from all walks of life about some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way, how they de-stress from their busy lifestyles, and the things in life they consider the most important. SEE MORE: WISE WORDS: Robbie Savage On Ponytails And Dealing…

Children And Young People With Cancer Are More Likely To Survive Than Ever Before, Statistics Reveal

More children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer are surviving than ever before, a report has shown. The National Cancer Registration Service has predicated the five-year survival rate for children diagnosed in 2015 will be 83.9%, compared to 67.3% in 1990. A similar increasing trend was noted for the 10-year survival rates, which is…

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