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VAT Exemption: Do you qualify? | Personal Alarms

Generally speaking if you have a disability you will pay VAT on most things much like everyone else does in the UK. However did you know that with …

Top 5 Internet Activities | Personal Alarms

The internet has become a global phenomenon, with many people now wondering how we all coped without it. It’s not just youngsters using it for their …

15 most common medical conditions affecting the elderly

Long-term medical conditions affect an estimated four million elderly people in the UK. This is set to rise further due to our aging population. It …

Selena Gomez reveals secret kidney transplant due to lupus

Selena Gomez took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she recently underwent a kidney transplant because of her battle with lupus.<p>The 25-year-old singer and actress shared the news to explain to fans who may have been wondering why she was “laying low” over the summer.<p>“So I found out I needed …

Medicine

Find out the 7 best foods for your whole body

NBC News health and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom is on TODAY to quiz Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, Jenna Bush Hager and TODAY’s Take a Seat contest winner Owen Blanchard on the seven best foods for your whole body. For example: Which food has eyes? More on this story here.

Nutrition

Top 10 hobby ideas for older people | Personal Alarms

It’s important for older people to remain social and active in order to avoid boredom or loneliness, and, perhaps more importantly, to help reduce …

Best flowers to grow in your garden | Personal Alarms

Summer has most definitely arrived and the heat and heavy thunderstorms that follow are creating prime conditions out in the garden. Gardening is one …

Flowers

12 things successful people do before breakfast

<b>Most successful people, whether they be entrepreneurs, business leaders, or politicians like to do thing their own way - but most of them share</b> …

A Bucket List - A Useful Guide

A bucket list, why do we need one?<p>We all know that life is short, it ticks away uncontrollably as we scramble through trying to make as many …

Coping With Cancer - Our Useful Guide

Cancer - such a short, concise word- that can bring the strongest of people down to their knees. The dreaded ‘C’; it simply destroys millions of …

Care: The alternative options

<b>There are more than one million people in the traditional care system. They live full-time in care homes and nursing homes or receive help in their own home for everyday tasks such as washing and dressing and have meals delivered to their door.</b><p>Some pay for their care, others receive help from their …

Housing

How do you reach 100? Some of the world's oldest people reveal their secrets

Living a full century of life was once considered a rarity, but that’s changing. And while genetics certainly have a lot to do with it, unlocking the …

Losing weight in old age is 'not normal' and should be seen as alarm bell

Losing weight in old age is "not normal" and could be treated as an “alarm bell” signalling malnutrition or cancer, experts have warned.<p>The study by the Malnutrition Task Force follows official figures which show a tripling in the number of patients admitted to hospital suffering from …

Hunt demands NHS hits target for A&E care

<b>Jeremy Hunt has told NHS hospitals they must get back to meeting the target for seeing patients swiftly in A&E.</b><p>In a speech on Thursday, the health secretary said it was "critical for patient safety".<p>The target of seeing 95% of patients in four hours has been missed in England since July 2015. There …

Health Care

5 Healthy Recipes That Are Going To Fuel You For The Week Ahead

Cook this Sunday, eat well for the next five days.<p><i>Every week we bring you Sunday Meal Prep to help you lay out healthy weekly meals. Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good</i> …

Healthy Recipes

The Facts about Blindness

In our latest infographic piece we have focused on the facts about Blindness. This condition affects roughly two million people in the UK alone, with …

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

<b>The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.</b><p>Tumours can "seed" themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths.<p>The mouse study, published in Nature, showed altering the immune system slowed the …

Cancer

Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'

<b>The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests.</b><p>In a study of 300 people, those with higher activity in the amygdala were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease - and sooner than others.<p>Stress could …

Medicine

Major alerts 'at many hospitals'

<b>More than four in 10 hospitals in England declared a major alert in the first week of the new year as they encountered unprecedented pressures.</b><p>Sixty-six out of 152 trusts raised the alarm as mounting bed shortages led to large numbers of patients experiencing trolley waits and delays in A&E.<p>Data …

Health Care

Homecare: Planning for the Future

Unfortunately we live in a world where someone’s health or physical abilities can change in a flash. With this in mind we have created another …

Lifeline Alarm Blog

Blog<p>Now you can add extra security to your home for less thanks to our Key Safe price reduction. Check out the Supra C500 and Outside Security …

How to prevent falls at home

Our aim here at Lifeline24 is to ensure that elderly, frail and disabled residents feel safe and secure in their homes. With our personal alarm …

Lifeline Alarm Blog

Blog<p>Now you can add extra security to your home for less thanks to our Key Safe price reduction. Check out the Supra C500 and Outside Security …

Brothers offering free turkey dinners on Christmas Day for homeless and elderly

These brothers are proving that the Christmas spirit is alive and well.<p>Big-hearted chip shop owners are feeding the homeless and the elderly for free …

Multiple sclerosis drug 'a landmark'

<b>A drug that alters the immune system has been described as "big news" and a "landmark" in treating multiple sclerosis, doctors and charities say.</b><p>Trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest the drug can slow damage to the brain in two forms of MS.<p>Ocrelizumab is the first drug …

Medicine

Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study

<b>Too much Facebook browsing at Christmas - and seeing all those "perfect" families and holiday photos - is more likely to make you miserable than festive, research suggests.</b><p>A University of Copenhagen study suggests excessive use of social media can create feelings of envy.<p>It particularly warns about …

Copenhagen

Ten people to get NHS bionic eyes

<b>The NHS will pay for 10 blind patients to have "bionic eyes" to help treat an inherited form of blindness.</b><p>The bionic eye is a retinal implant which interprets images captured by a miniature video camera worn on a pair of glasses.<p>Five patients will be treated at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and …

Breakthroughs

Lifeline Case Study Video – Beryl Hussey

In our latest Lifeline Case Study Video we speak with 82-year-old Beryl Hussey from the village of Cringleford, just outside of Norwich.<p>In this video …

Blood test for hidden heart disease

<b>A cheap blood test can predict which apparently healthy patients are at high risk of a heart attack.</b><p>Experts say it could be better than just checking blood pressure and cholesterol to assess heart risk.<p>So far, they have tested it only on men, but the British Heart Foundation-funded researchers say …

Diabetes

Prostate cancer laser treatment 'truly transformative'

<b>Surgeons have described a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative".</b><p>The approach, tested across Europe, uses lasers and a drug made from deep sea bacteria to eliminate tumours, but without causing severe side effects.<p>Trials on 413 men - published in The Lancet Oncology …

Cancer