Monthly Archives: August 2011

Scotland leads the way with an autism alert card

New alert card to help autism sufferers

Mary Scanlon – ‘It is good to see the Highlands and Islands leading the way with this initiative.’

A NORTH MSP has welcomed the new autism alert card which can assist emergency personnel if someone with the condition is involved in an accident or becomes a victim of crime.

Breakthrough offers hope in breast cancer fight

Blocking this protein may prevent the development of cancer at an early stage as well as blocking its growth

By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor

Monday, 22 August 2011

A naturally occurring molecule in bacteria can block the development of breast cancer, scientists have discovered, paving the way for the design of more potent and selective drugs.

The molecule, thiostrepton, clamps FOXM1, a cancer-causing protein present in greater amounts in breast cancer cells. It switches on genes regulating the growth and division of cells, causes tumours to spread and triggers the growth of blood vessels.

Sarah’s life changed when she became a carer

Support at hand in times of need

Published date: 22 August 2011 |

Published by: Rob Bellis





LIFE for Sarah Williams and her family has changed immeasurably in recent years.

In 2001, Sarah’s dad, Keith started to become “very forgetful” and Sarah and mum Barbara suspected that it was something more serious than the onset of old age.

Five years later and the problem was finally diagnosed: Keith, who was in his early 60s by that point, was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.