New insight into how alcohol is linked to breast and liver cancers

A US laboratory study has revealed how the breakdown of alcohol in human cells results in DNA damage that causes cell changes linked to cancer. The study shows how researchers are homing in on the way alcohol is linked to several cancers, particularly breast and liver cancers. Published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the new research shows […]

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Beat cancer with nutrition: Watercress

Watercress is often placed to the side of a plate as a decorative garnish, but it has been revered for its health properties for centuries. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, is believed to have located his first hospital close to a freshwater stream to have a ready supply of the plant, while 17th Century herbalist […]

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September 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the September edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter, your one-stop-shop for all the latest charity and cancer news. In this months newsletter we bring you the latest super food sweeping the nation. The humble Watercress is one of the most highly nutritious vegetables, with its health benefits attributed to its nutrient content.  Gram for gram, […]

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August 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the August edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter. Everyone loves chocolate….right? but did you know that a little dark chocolate a day literally will keep the doctor at bay? Read on to find out the reason why. We express our thanks to those who have fundraised over the last month, including Jamie Hiles; a […]

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Physical activity, exercise and cancer

By being physically active, you can reduce the risk of breast, bowel and womb cancer. Keeping active could help to prevent thousands of cases of cancer in the UK every year. Just 30 minutes of moderate activity a day, five days a week, can have a positive effect on your health. And the more active you […]

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One in four teenage cancer patients visit GPs Four times before seeing a specialist

A quarter of young people with cancer had to see their GP at least four times before finally being diagnosed by a specialist, experts have revealed. Many were told they were simply suffering from growing pains, asthma or even faking their illness to skip school. A third were only referred to a specialist after their […]

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Murder mystery parties – A killer fundraiser

Are you looking for the ultimate fun-draiser? Then why not host a murder mystery party where your guests will be immersed in an evening of treachery, murder, blackmail, intrigue and back stabbing. Not only is a murder mystery party great fun, but its a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for Young Heroes. So just how […]

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‘Stage set’ for large trials to widen leukaemia and lymphoma donor pool

Two new US clinical trials suggest more patients with leukaemia and lymphoma could benefit from bone marrow transplants if half-matched bone marrow or unrelated umbilical cord blood were used. A donor’s tissue usually has to be a full match with the recipient’s tissue in order for a transplant to go ahead. This means that many […]

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Beating cancer with nutrition: Rhubarb crumble

Beating cancer with nutrition Rhubarb crumble – the new cancer-busting superfood  Researchers have found that the traditional family favourite, like many red vegetables, contains cancer killing chemicals.  More surprising baking the plant for 20 minutes – like in a crumble or pie – dramatically increases their concentration.  Now it is hoped that extracting the substances from […]

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July 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter; your one stop shop for all the latest charity fundraising and cancer news. Kick starting this mid-year edition we take a look at the great British pudding causing a stir amongst health professionals with our column ‘Beat cancer with nutrition’. We all know exercise is generally […]

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