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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
9th October 2007
Southerndown care home has been getting active in aid of charity. Staff, residents and one relative from the home completed a blustery walk from Southerndown into the centre of Chipping Norton as part the sponsored National Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. A good time was had by all and there was an obligatory lunch stop at the Crown & Cushion. The Alzheimer's Society estimates...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
9th October 2007
Southerndown care home has been getting active in aid of charity. Staff, residents and one relative from the home completed a blustery walk from Southerndown into the centre of Chipping Norton as part the sponsored National Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. A good time was had by all and there was an obligatory lunch stop at the Crown & Cushion. The Alzheimer's Society estimates...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
9th October 2007
US scientists have identified three genes which are involved in 20 per cent of lung cancer cases. Located next to each other on human chromosome 14, two of the three genes were already known to be instrumental in foetal lung development. The research revealed that TTF1, NKX2-8, and PAX9 reproduce an early foetal gene expression pattern that leads to cancer tumour growth. This, the scientists...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
8th October 2007
Mothers with wide, round hips are three times more likely to give birth to daughters who will go on to develop breast cancer than mothers with narrower hips. Researchers from the US, UK and Finland hypothesised that wide hips indicate higher concentrations of sex hormone, "which persist after puberty and adversely affect breast development of the daughters in early gestation". A woman's risk of...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
8th October 2007
Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can slow the progress of the disease by reducing their intake of refined carbohydrates, according to a new study. Researchers from Tufts University found that patients who ate the most foods with a high glycemic index (GI) were 17 per cent more likely to develop blinding AMD than the group that consumed the least. The GI determines how quickly...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
8th October 2007
Scientists have identified a gene which, when mutated, can increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer by over a third. Using computer modelling, the team of international researchers found that the gene, HMMR, interacts with the well-known breast cancer gene BRCA1. Like BRCA1, HMMR can cause genetic instability if altered, potentially leading to out-of-control cell division and the...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
5th October 2007
Scientists in Florida gave new hope to heart disease patients after they launched a new study to test whether stem cells injected into the heart will prompt new vessels to grow and thus restore blood flow. The experimental tests will be carried out on patients with severe coronary artery disease and chest pain who have failed to respond to traditional medications or surgical procedures such as...
4th October 2007
West Oak care home has donated £374 to the Alzheimer's society after a successful fundraising drive by residents, relatives and staff. Representatives from the home in Murray Road, Wokingham, presented the cheque to Norman Miller, chair of the Wokingham branch of the society and his fellow society member Mac McBratney. The money was raised during the West Oak Summer Fete that was held earlier...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
4th October 2007
Scientists have discovered a link between the mutated protein that causes early-onset Alzheimer's disease and that which leads to its late-onset counterpart. The study focused on amyloid precursor protein (APP) and a form of the gene for the protein apolipoprotein E (apoE), both of which have been linked to a greater risk of late-onset Alzheimer's. Mutated APP is known to result in a build-up of...
Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare
4th October 2007
A German study has revealed that when it comes to heart disease, the side of the organ affected is crucial to determining the risk posed to relatives of the patient. Healthy people with a sibling suffering from left main coronary heart disease (LMD) were 2.5 times more likely to go on to develop some form of heart disease than those with a sibling with another manifestation of the disease. The...

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