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Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness
Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness
Local activities organisation Open Age features in New York times article about loneliness. Loneliness... is a quiet devastation... but is increasingly being viewed as something more: a serious public health issue deserving of public funds and national attention. Working with local governments and the National Health Service, programs aimed at mitigating loneliness have sprung up in dozens of cities and towns. Even fire brigades have been trained to inspect homes not just for fire safety but for signs of social isolation.
Exercise Improves Brain Function In People With Schizophrenia, Study Finds
Exercise Improves Brain Function In People With Schizophrenia, Study Finds
Exercise has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms in people with schizophrenia when combined with medication. The study from University of Manchester discovered that, when teamed with medication, 12 weeks of aerobic exercise training can improve patients' brain functioning than drugs alone.
Personal Budget from £150 to Young Carers
Personal Budget from £150 to Young Carers
Family Action, a young carers service in Kensington & Chelsea, offers a budget from £150 to Young Carers who are keen to engage in an activity which promotes good health, for example they can fund gym memberships, dance lessons, swimming, etc.
Become a Shared Lives Carer
Become a Shared Lives Carer
Shared Lives is a scheme run by the charity, Grace Eyre to provide good quality housing for people with learning disabilities. Are you a resident of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster and willing to open your home to a person with learning disabilities?
Thousands surviving Cancer in UK
Thousands surviving Cancer in UK
People are twice as likely to survive for at least a decade after being diagnosed than they were at the start of the 1970s, Macmillan Cancer Support said. More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago are still alive, a report by the charity has suggested.
Can doing fun activities cure my depression?
Can doing fun activities cure my depression?

If you are feeling down, learning to tap dance or going out with friends can enhance mood, even if you don't want to do them. Going out for dinner, learning to tap dance or seeing friends are all effective treatments for depression, according to recent research published in the Lancet.

Your eyes and ears could help diagnose early signs of dementia
Your eyes and ears could help diagnose early signs of dementia
Regular eye check-ups could soon help diagnose early signs of dementia - years before symptoms develop - a new study has found.
Eating oily fish 'cuts risk of death from bowel cancer'
Eating oily fish 'cuts risk of death from bowel cancer'
Bowel cancer patients who consumed more than 0.3g of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in food such as oily fish, were found to have a 41 per cent less chance of dying from bowel cancer... [
Easy read edition of NHS Stay Well booklet available
Easy read edition of NHS Stay Well booklet available
The Easy read edition of the free booklet, "Stay Well in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster" and "Stay Well in Hammersmith & Fulham" from your local Clinical Commissioning Group is now available to download.
Play Sea Hero Quest and #gameforgood
Play Sea Hero Quest and #gameforgood
Alzheimer's Research UK has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom and scientists from University College London and the University of East Anglia to develop Sea Hero Quest, a smartphone game that re-writes the rules on how we go about dementia research.