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Thank you to everyone who kindly donated items which will make such a difference to people in crisis this Christmas. Here is Health Library staff member Janet Ford pictured surrounded by some of the donations to the Food Bank appeal.
Janet with foodbank donations
It is still not too late to donate to the appeal which has been extended until after Christmas, any non-perishable food and toiletries will be much appreciated.
If you work at UHNM and are unable to bring the donations to the library please contact Rachael Lewis on 01782 679563 or firstname.lastname@example.org who can arrange collection from your department.
Bowel cancer is the
second biggest cancer killer in the UK, with most people being diagnosed over the age of 60. However
it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
This December, Bowel
Cancer UK have brought back their annual campaign DECEMBEARD. This campaign encourages men cross the country men to
put away the razors and growing beards for December to raise awareness and
money to support our vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel
cancer. Whether you’re new to facial
fuzz or an experienced beard grower it’s easy to join in; just clean shave on
30th November and watch your beard blossom. Already bearded? Ditch or dye your
beard for December and get sponsored to sport a new look for the month.
For anyone studying
the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of and supporting
those who suffer from Bowel Cancer, the Health Libraries both at the Royal
Stoke and County Hospitals offer numerous resources related to the subject. In
the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as information on
materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate
these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the
Kloor, Matthias and Christian Peter Pox, ‘Colorectal cancer’, The Lancet, 2014, Vol.383 (9927),
pp.1490-1502. [Available in print, and via Keele &
·Banerjee, Kacoli ; Banerjee,
Shubhadeep and Mahitosh Mandal, ‘Enhanced chemotherapeutic efficacy of apigenin
liposomes in colorectal cancer based on flavone-membrane interactions’, Journal of Colloid And Interface Science,
2017, Vol.491, pp.98-110. [Available via Keele ejournals].
·Naguib, N., Lewis, M., Iredale, R.,
Pugh, R., and Haray, P.N., ‘An innovative solution to raise public awareness
using a mobile colorectal clinic - The 'bowel bus'.’, International Journal of Surgery, 2017, Vol. 39 (March), pp.188-191.
via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·O'Carroll, Ronan E. et al., ‘Anticipated regret to increase uptake of
colorectal cancer screening (ARTICS): A randomised controlled trial’, Social Science & Medicine, 2015, Vol.142,
in print, and via Keele
·Rodriguez, Juan L. et al., ‘Factors Associated with Health-Related
Quality of Life Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors’ , American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015. Vol.49(6), pp.
via Keele & NHS ejournals].
·Han, Paul K.J. et al., ‘Effects of personalized colorectal cancer
risk information on laypersons’ interest in colorectal cancer screening: The
importance of individual differences’, Patient
Education and Counseling, 2015. Vol.98(10), pp.1280-1286. [Available via Keele
& NHS ejournals].
·Niksic M, Rachet B, Duffy SW, Quaresma M, Møller H,
Forbes LJ., ‘Is cancer survival associated with cancer symptom awareness and
barriers to seeking medical help in England? An ecological study.’, British Journal of Cancer, 2016, Vol.115
(7), pp.876-886. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals].
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We are holding a Foodbank
Collection appeal at the Health Library, between November and Christmas. If you would like to make a
donation, there is a display and a basket in the Health Library to deposit your
Deposit items at the display in the library
The items collected will be
donated to the Newcastle-Staffs Foodbank, which is a part of the Trussell
Trust. The Foodbank does amazing work, providing 3 days’ nutritionally balanced
emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. To
learn more about their work, visit newcastlestaffs.foodbank.org.uk.
Any donation would be a huge help,
although the Foodbank has particular shortages of:
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obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions
that cause breathing difficulties.It
includes: emphysema – damage to the
air sacs in the lungs and chronic
bronchitis – long-term inflammation of the airways.
obstructive pulmonary disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in
the United States. The disease kills more than 120,000 Americans each
year—that’s 1 death every 4 minutes—and causes serious, long-term disability.
The number of people with COPD is increasing. More than 12 million people are
diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million likely have the disease and
don’t even know it.
this November, the title of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s national awareness and
education campaign is COPD Learn More
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
anyone studying the importance of improving knowledge of and supporting those
who suffer from COPD, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to
the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as information on materials
recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these
items, simply go to our online catalogue
or ask at the counter.
·COPD in primary care / by Anita Sharma David Pitchforth, 2010, Oxford: Radcliffe Pub. Also available as an e-book.
·ABC of COPD / by Graeme P Currie, 2nd edition, 2011, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Also available as an e-book.
·Donohue, James F. ; Ganapathy,
Vaidyanathan ; Bollu, Vamsi ; Stensland, Michael D. ; Nelson, Lauren M.,
“Health Status of Patients with Moderate to Severe COPD after Treatment with
Nebulized Arformoterol Tartrate or Placebo for 1 Year”, Clinical Therapeutics, 2017, Vol.39 (1), pp.66-74. [Available via
Keele & NHS ejournals]
·Görgens, Sophia Valesca, “COPD”, Chest, 2017, Vol.152 (3), pp.673-673. [Available
via Keele ejournals]
·Ledger, Liz, “COPD (chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease: Report)” Nursing Standard,
2015, Vol.29 (31), p.61. [Available via Keele ejournals]
·Pauwels, Romain, “COPD: The Scope of the Problem in Europe”, Chest, 2000, Vol. 117 (5), pp.332-335. Available
via Keele ejournals]
·Wilbanks, Sandy, “COPD”, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners,
2015, Vol. 11 (4), pp.485-485. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
Katrine P. ; Brøchner, Anne C.; Lassen, Annmarie T.; Mikkelsan, Søren; “Prehospital
prognosis is difficult in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease”, Scandinavian
Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 2017, 2 November, Vol.
25 (106). [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
Lene; Lindhardt, Tove; “A qualitative study of COPD-patients’ experience of a
telemedicine intervention”, International
Journal of Medical Informatics, 2017, Vol. 107, pp. 11-17. [Available via
Keele & NHS ejournals].