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Anti-stroke drug ‘available later this year’

Anti-stroke drug ‘available later this year’

A new blood-thinning pill capable of preventing thousands of strokes a year could be available to up to a million patients later this year, cardiologists hope.

By Stephen Adams 6:30AM BST 05 Apr 2011

They are describing Pradaxa as the “holy grail” of blood-thinning drugs and the first major pharmacological breakthrough for people at an increased risk of having a stroke in 50 years.

Up to 1.2 million people in Britain live with a condition called atrial fibrillation (AF) – having a quick and irregular heartbeat – which puts them at an increased risk of stroke. The heart condition accounts for 14 per cent of the 150,000 strokes that happen annually, or more than 20,000 a year.

Waitrose and Ladbrooks save the day for young Carers

Harrow young carers will go to festival after donations from Ladbrokes and Waitrose

7:50am Tuesday 5th April 2011

 By Jack Royston »

SEVEN young people who give their childhood’s to care for relatives will go to a summer festival after £1,400 in donations.

Charity Harrow Carers could not afford to send the youngsters it supports to the Young Carers Festival, in Southampton, in June, until Ladbrokes stumped up £1,000 for the trip.

The Sir Alf Ramsey Day – 28 April 2011 – Ipswich Town Centre

Legends Football Academy

Tribute a Legend charity is establishing the Sir Alf Ramsey Legends Football Academy for teens living with cancer.

The academy is free to use and is open to 13-24 years old. The academy will be a truly inspirational and exciting ground breaking support for young adults in Suffolk who have come off cancer treatment.