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This is what the cost of living crisis means for those with a terminal diagnosis

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“I’ve had to heat up rice and put it in a pillowcase to keep patients warm.” These are the shocking words of Beth Namara, an end-of-life nurse. And here’s Victor, who has terminal cancer and lost his job during the pa...

Belgian foreign minister steps down to support husband after brain cancer diagnosis

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Belgium’s foreign minister, Sophie Wilmès, announced on Thursday she was temporarily stepping down to support her husband who has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. Wilmès, 47, who has been in her post si...

Bruce Willis’s ‘worst performance’ award from Razzies show revoked after diagnosis

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The organizers of the Razzies parody awards show have rescinded Bruce Willis’s 2021 award in light of the actor’s recently disclosed aphasia diagnosis. The annual awards, which recognize the worst films and performanc...

Detecting cancer: why advances in early diagnosis could mark a turning point

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Nobody likes to think they may have a serious illness, so it can be tempting to dismiss potentially concerning symptoms as nothing to worry about. But when it comes to cancer, the statistics are stark: if detected ear...

Queen postpones two virtual audiences after Covid diagnosis

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The Queen has postponed two virtual audiences after her Covid diagnosis, Buckingham Palace has said. Concerns for the nation’s longest reigning sovereign have been heightened given her age, frailer appearance of late ...

Scottish health board apologises over late diagnosis of deaf children

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A Scottish health board has apologised for “horrendous” failings after an independent review found that deaf children missed out on vital cochlear implant surgery because of mistakes and delays in diagnosis. NHS Lothi...

Hope review – sensitive study of the grief that lies behind a cancer diagnosis

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Here is an intelligent and civilised film from Norway with two outstanding actors; directed by Maria Sødahl, it’s about love, grief and intimacy and it is conceived at a high creative standard. Yet for me it never qui...

David Gulpilil, a titanic force in Australian cinema, dies after lung cancer diagnosis

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Indigenous actor David Gulpilil, one of Australia’s greatest artists, has died four years after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. “It is with deep sadness that I share with the people of South Australia the passing o...

TV presenter Melanie Sykes announces ‘life-affirming’ autism diagnosis

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The TV presenter Melanie Sykes has announced she has been diagnosed as autistic at the age of 51. In an email to readers of her magazine the Frank, Sykes opened up about the “life-changing” diagnosis and her relief th...

Autism therapy aimed at infants may reduce likelihood of later diagnosis

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Doctors have shown for the first time that a new therapy aimed at infants can reduce autistic behaviour and the likelihood the children will go on to be diagnosed with autism before they reach school age. Infants who ...

Second Spring review – bracing optimism in the face of dementia diagnosis

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Andy Kelleher has directed documentaries about the film-makers Carol Reed, Alan Clarke and Chris Petit, but now makes an accomplished fiction debut with a film hovering in the edgelands of London, the south-east and o...

Vaccine skeptic US cardinal on ventilator after Covid diagnosis

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Cardinal Raymond Burke, a staunch conservative in the US Catholic church who has emerged as a leading critic of Pope Francis and a vaccine skeptic, was placed on a ventilator just days after testing positive for Covid...

Christina Applegate describes ‘tough road’ following multiple sclerosis diagnosis

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Christina Applegate, the actor known for her roles in films like Anchorman and Bad Moms, announced on Twitter overnight that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. I...

Coronavirus live: Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will now isolate after anger following health secretary’s diagnosis

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British prime minister and chancellor U-turn as Sunak says ‘I recognise that even the sense that the rules aren’t the same for everyone is wrong’

I want to try online dating. Should I tell potential partners about my Asperger diagnosis?

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I’m 18 years old and have been diagnosed with Asperger’s. I’m really worried it will affect my chance of having a fulfilling relationship and sex life. I’m considering getting into online dating, as some friends have ...

New Zealand minister’s cervical cancer diagnosis prompts calls for better screening

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Women’s health advocates in New Zealand are calling for the government to improve the country’s cervical cancer screening programme following minister Kiritapu Allan’s shock diagnosis. Allan, the 37-year-old minister ...

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