It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week (9th-15th June) - there’s still time for you to wear your red lipstick and join The Red Lippy Project.
In the UK, cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to the successful National Cervical Screening Programme and more recently, the HPV vaccination programme in schools. It is estimated that screening saves up to 5,000 lives every year and yet 20% of eligible women fail to attend screening when invited.
More info: www.theredlippyproject.com
A new cancer database is to be launched by Public Health England:
It will collate all the available data on each of the 350,000 new tumours detected in the country each year.
The aim is to use the register to help usher in an era of “personalised medicine” that will see treatments matched to the exact type of cancer a patient has.
Lynn News features an inspiring FHT Member, Carla Dickerson: http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/business-news/natural-healing-turned-my-life-around-1-5179665
If you won’t be at the College of Medicine’s Annual Conference tomorrow, look out for their live tweets.
The focus of the conference this year will be self-care, and confirmed speakers include Norman Lamb MP, Minister for Health; Professor Kay Riley, Chief Nurse, Barts Hospital; Richard Lane OBE, President of Diabetes UK; and Professor Sir Graeme Catto, President, College of Medicine.
Visit www.twitter.com and search for hashtag #healthtogether
The role-call of A-listers who love the natural credentials of cosmetics is growing. ‘Fantastic Four’ actress, Jessica Alba, talks about her green lifestyle and features some of her favourite jane iredale make-up choices in the “Clean Beauty” section of her book, ‘The Honest Life – Living Naturally and True to You’.
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Macrobiotics for All Seasons book extract
Read an extract from Macrobiotics for All Seasons, which provides recipes that make eating a diet in tune with the seasons of the year rewarding for your health, as well as the environment. This approach to a healthy and sustainable diet reflects ancient folk wisdom from the Far East and up-to-date nutritional science from the West.
Based on forward-thinking dietary principles, macrobiotics aims to help improve health, increase energy levels and combat specific health conditions.
FHT members: click here to log on and read the extract, which includes recipes for a healthy diet in the summer
Hypnosis CD reduces biological measure of inflammation associated with stress and improves resilience
Chronic stress and anxiety have been associated with inflammatory changes in the body, and high levels of inflammation have been linked to a number of acute and chronic conditions.
The authors of a pilot study recently published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice found that a self-administered hypnosis intervention significantly decreased levels of the cytokine IL-6 (Interleukin 6, a physiological measure of inflammation) and boosted resilience.