National media briefing: Diabetes UK, Save the Children, the Refugee Council and Parkinson's UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

People with diabetes are 48 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than the general population, according to a new research project by the charity Diabetes UK, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and the NHS's Health and Social Care Information Centre.

See The Guardian for full story


The British mobile phone group Vodafone and the drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline are joining forces on a new project, backed by Save the Children, to increase childhood vaccination rates in Mozambique using text messaging.

See Reuters for full story


Thousands of people who have fled some of the world's most dangerous countries are being forced into destitution, begging and prostitution on British streets because they cannot be sent back, the Refugee Council has warned.

See The Independent for full story


One in 500 people in the UK are affected by Parkinson's disease but more than three-quarters of people have little or no knowledge of it, according to research by Parkinson’s UK, which is launching an awareness campaign.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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