Virtual reality takes cancer patient back home

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  • A hospice in south London is using virtual reality (VR) to help patients tick off their bucket lists.
  • It’s a joint initiative between Flix Films and Trinity Hospice in Clapham and it is one of the many ways medical professionals are now using VR to improve patient well-being.
  • Souzan Aprahamian has incurable cancer, but was able to revisit Jerusalem, where she grew up, thanks to a VR headset.
  • You can watch the whole film on Inside Out London, Friday 31 March at 19:30 on BBC One.

A hospice in south London is using virtual reality to help patients tick off their bucket lists.
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Freedom Caucus leader says group holding strong against Trump

Freedom Caucus leader says group is holding strong against Trump

  • Meadows said he still believes that House leadership’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare was flawed and didn’t do enough to drive down premiums and insurance costs in his district despite the very public rebuke his group has faced this week.
  • Trump tweeted at Meadows and other Freedom Caucus members Thursday, suggesting they need to get on board with the GOP plan.
  • — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017 Meadows and other members of the Freedom Caucus have been under intense scrutiny since last week when Republican leadership was forced to pull its health care bill from the floor because they were short on votes.
  • RELATED: After health care failure, plan B suddenly more appealing for Republicans Meadows said at this point, the Freedom Caucus is asking for two things.
  • Meadows said that at this point if those were included “the vast majority of the Freedom Caucus would be a ‘yes.'”

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows — a target of President Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter attacks — said Friday his group isn’t caving on Obamacare despite a strategic public pressure campaign against fellow Republicans.
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Virtual reality takes cancer patient back home

  • A hospice in south London is using virtual reality (VR) to help patients tick off their bucket lists.
  • It’s a joint initiative between Flix Films and Trinity Hospice in Clapham and it is one of the many ways medical professionals are now using VR to improve patient well-being.
  • Souzan Aprahamian has incurable cancer, but was able to revisit Jerusalem, where she grew up, thanks to a VR headset.
  • You can watch the whole film on Inside Out London, Friday 31 March at 19:30 on BBC One.

A hospice in south London is using virtual reality to help patients tick off their bucket lists.
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The gymnast 'allergic to exercise'...

  • Natasha Coates suffers with a rare condition called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
  • Although not a Paralympic discipline, Natasha won a medal on every piece of apparatus at the British championships in March 2017.
  • Despite spending more time in the hospital than training, Natasha explains how gymnastics “has saved her life”.

Natasha Coates explains how competing as a disability gymnast has helped to keep her alive
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CONFIRMED: Obesity: How prejudiced is the NHS?, Tuesday 11th April on @BBCTwo at 9pm

  • In it she explores whether there is ‘fat prejudice’ against obese patients within parts of the NHS that is stopping them accessing a potentially cost effective surgery, even when recent scientific research supports it.
  • Professor Batterham considers obesity to be a disease that needs specialist treatment, including weight-loss surgery, whereas many others contend that it is a lifestyle choice.
  • She meets several NHS patients who say they were made to feel “not worthy” and were denied life-changing bariatric surgery and other routine operations.
  • Professor Batterham speaks to bariatric surgeon Chris Pring and people that have had weight loss surgery to examine the dramatic effect gastric bypasses can have on person’s lifestyle and overall health – and how it can even cure other weight-related illnesses.
  • In the programme she also meets patients who are successfully using the diet and lifestyle programme called Tier 3 services, which the NHS require them to do for two whole years before being considered for surgery.

Britain has a serious problem with obesity – and the medical cost is threatening to bankrupt our health service.
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