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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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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‘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 suprising baking the plant for 20 minutes – like in a crumble or pie – dramatically increases their concentration.  Now it is hoped that extracting the substances […]

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April 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to this months makeabigdifference newsletter, your one-stop-shop for all the latest charity and fundraising news and up to date cancer news and trials. In this edition we take another look at ‘The Big C’ where we ask why do some people get cancer and others don’t.  Is it really just down to the cards […]

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Cancer Controversies 2

Throughout the years there have been many cancer myths floating around. The question is: Is there any truth to these cancer myths? Keep reading and learn fact from fiction! Cancer Myth 1) Hair dyes can lead to cancer Hair dyes have been linked to a variety of cancers including bladder cancer, breast cancer, leukemia’s and lymphomas. But there […]

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October 2010 Newsletter

Welcome to the October edition of the Impact Young Heroes newsletter, your one stop shop for all the latest charity, fundraising and cancer news. Coming up with good fundraising ideas for Halloween is not difficult.  Its one of those annual events that nearly everyone enjoys and is a perfect opportunity for large scale fundraising event. […]

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Katie’s Corner May 2010

Impact Young Heroes has been a constant support for me, my Mum and Dad for the past two years.  We wanted to help them raise funds to support other young people with cancer, and decided we would hold an event at some point. In September 2009 my Mum came home from a Church meeting, the […]

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Guidelines to speed up diagnosis of brain tumours in children

Scientists at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Universities of Nottingham and Southampton have developed new guidelines that should help doctors to diagnose brain tumours in children more quickly. At present, children may feel unwell for months before they are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Two recent studies found that UK children with brain tumours may […]

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May 2010 Newsletter

Introduction Welcome to the May edition of the makeabigdifference newsletter.  In this months bumper edition we share the stories of 2 fundraisers, Lyndon and Trudie who both ran separate grueling marathons to raise money for Young Heroes.  Neither of them had previously run marathons but both completed them successfully and in fantastic times, raising a […]

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