Stockport Diabetes Epidemic

10 January 2017 by Pure Radio

It is estimated that 27,000 people in Stockport are at risk of developing diabetes and and there are already 14,600 people who are diagnosed with the condition.

Stockport has been accepted into wave 2 of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which will identify those people at high risk of developing diabetes and then offer them a range of support.

Jennifer Connolly, Specialty Registrar in Pubic Health explained the situation to Pure’s Jane Lomas.

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Cancer Doesn't Do Labels

30 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Cancer can affect anyone, and transgender people can face additional barriers to diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Next Tuesday Wythenshawe Hospital will be hosting an event looking at what can be done to ensure transgender people are adequately served by healthcare professionals.

Under the Rainbow heard from Ben Heyworth, the founder of the LGBT Cancer Support Alliance, and Tara Hewitt, from the University Hospital South Manchester NHS Trust.

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Action for Trans Health

23 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Action for Trans Health is an organisation that aims to improve the lives of anyone who identifies as transgender.

They raise money, which is then allocated to trans people in need.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to one of the group’s founders, Jess.

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Chemsex

17 March 2016 by Pure Radio

Meth, Mep and G are the names of illegal drugs also known as chems.

Under the Rainbow has been hearing more about them from Jawad Mahboob – who is the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at the LGBT Foundation.

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Dec 2015 - Freedom To Donate

3 December 2015 by Pure Radio

Blood donations help save many lives every year. Although over the past decade, donations have reduced by more than a third.

Current regulations restrict gay and bisexual men from giving blood.

Under the Rainbow has been chatting with Ethan Spibey, the founder of Freedom to Donate – who are campaigning for a change in the law.

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