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Monday 23 September, 2013 Launched earlier this year, UK digital conversion company Memryz commented that their labs have converted over 750,000 photos and over 150,000 tapes to digital format. That’s an awful lot of memories potentially rescued from obscurity! Especially as old tape players get resigned to scrap heaps across the nation, and lofts become havens for damp and dust. But founder and company director, Jeremy Kaj, doesn’t think people should rest on their laurels after converting those old formats. Conversion should be the first, not the final step in preserving one’s images. He and his associates are vocal advocates of backing up digital files properly, meaning storing them in more than one place. “Even if you’ve stored your precious photos and videos on a top-of-the-range hard drive, they can still be lost.” warns Mr. Kaj. “Either physically lost or stole... (more)

Yorkshire man to leap from great heights for cancer charity

Thursday 10 October, 2013 Malcolm Pyle of Beverley will be taking part in a tandem sky dive on Saturday 7th December 2013 in Bridlington for Pancreatic Cancer Action. Malcolm, who hopes to raise over £700 by bravely jumping out of a plane from 12,500 feet, said: “I decided to take on this challenge to raise funds for a cause close to my heart. Sadly, my dad died of pancreatic cancer in September 2012. This was just under a year from his diagnosis with the cruel disease.” Alan John Pyle, Malcolm’s father, lived in Hailsham, East Sussex. He was a retired policeman that had worked for... (more)

First-Of-Its-Kind “Be Social” Fundraising Campaign Kicks-Off to benefit patient charity Infertility Network UK

Tuesday 6 May, 2014 UK, 6th May 2014 – The Eeva™ Test is launching its Be Social (#BSOCIAL4INUK) campaign to raise money for Infertility Network UK (I N UK), a patient charity solely devoted to help, support and provide information to people who are struggling to conceive. The campaign is simple, and uses the power of social media to build awareness and raise money for I N UK. A donation of £1 will be made to I N UK for every ‘Like’ on Facebook or ‘Follow’ on Twitter of the fertility clinics in the UK offering the Eeva Test. The Eeva Test is clinically proven to aid embryologist ... (more)

Men and Counselling: the changing relationship between men in the UK and therapy

Tuesday 27 May, 2014 In February 2014 a survey completed by a focus group of 250 BACP members revealed that compared to five years ago, 62% had a higher percentage of male clients. In addition to this, 72% agreed with the statement that ‘men are more likely to see a counsellor or psychotherapist now than they were five years ago’. These statistics back up further anecdotal evidence from our members that more men are seeking counselling than ever before. What has caused this shift? We asked Andrew Reeves, a BACP Governor and counsellor who specialises in working with men. Andrew s... (more)

Over Half of Adults Have Looked Online for Medical Information

Tuesday 17 June, 2014 More than half of adults in the UK have used a search engine to look for medical information, according to a new online survey commissioned by Health-on-Line . The YouGov poll, which quizzed people on how often they visit their doctors and which alternatives they use, revealed that 53% have used internet search as a source of medical information, while 47% have used an online medical resource. Over three-quarters (78%) of those who have used the internet or a smartphone/ tablet app to get medical information said it was the fastest option. Although qualified... (more)