Category Archives: Health

Tamworth is 200th Dementia Friendly Community

Tamworth is now a dementia friendly town – and that’s official! Just over a year after beginning its journey towards the ambitious goal, Tamworth has become the 200th area to be granted Dementia Friendly Community status by the Alzheimer’s Society. … Continue reading

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Smartphone Orders Body to Treat Diabetes

Scientists have used a Smartphone to control the activity of the living cells inside an animal. The fusion of biology and technology was used to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes. The idea, described in Science Translational Medicine, could … Continue reading

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Calling All Knitters – You Can Help People with Dementia

The Tamworth Dementia Action Alliance and Cllr Andrew James are inviting knitters in Tamworth to pick up their needles and use their craft skills and creativity to help people with dementia. As part of its ongoing commitment to raising awareness … Continue reading

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FA to Fund Study to Examine Links between Playing Football and Dementia

An independent university is to conduct a “six-figure” Football Association study into whether there is a link between playing football and dementia. It will examine if dementia is more prevalent in former footballers than the rest of the population. Three … Continue reading

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Schools to Teach 21st Century Relationships and Sex Education

The Government has tabled amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill, which will make it a requirement that all secondary schools in England teach relationships and sex education (RSE). The amendments also allow the Government to make regulations requiring … Continue reading

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Optimistic About Future of Sir Robert Peel Hospital

Last Monday (16 Jan), I attended Staffordshire County Council’s Joint Health Scrutiny Accountability Session with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and I have to say that I was very surprised not to see any opposition Councillors from Tamworth especially as … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover Fined £900,000 after Worker Loses Leg in Accident

Jaguar Land Rover has been fined after a worker lost their leg following a car accident. Birmingham Crown Court heard that on Sunday 8 February 2015 at Jaguar’s Lode Lane plant in Solihull, a Range Rover Sport vehicle was driven … Continue reading

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