National media briefing: the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, the Charity Foundation for Special Diseases, Livestrong, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and animal welfare charities seek help for abandoned horses

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Weight-loss surgery is being sold as a "quick-fix" option, akin to breast enhancement, according to a report by the charity the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Millions of lives are at risk in Iran because western sanctions are disrupting the import of medicines for diseases including multiple sclerosis and cancer, the Charity Foundation for Special Diseases has warned.

See The Guardian for full story

The cyclist Lance Armstrong has stood down as the chairman of the cancer foundation Livestrong, which he founded after his diagnosis for testicular cancer in September 1996.

See The Guardian for full story

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has set up a fund for charitable donations for the 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being shot by a Taliban gunman. 

See BBC News for full story

Animal welfare charities have called on the government for help as the number of abandoned horses soars with the recession.

See BBC News for full story

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