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Travelling in a Wheelchair: A patients' story

Wheelchair travel by land, sea and sky; easier would it be that a camel pass through a needle’s eye. The holiday companies cheerily name themselves ‘Accessible Travel’ and ‘Can Be Done’ to tempt the disabled traveller, and, to be true, they do provide an exceptional service. Beyond their control, however, are the planes, trains and boats where wheelchairs are not welcome.

Inaugural Launch of Manchester ECMM Excellence Centre (ECMM EC)

The European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) is the overarching organisation of the National Medical Mycology Societies in Europe, whose purpose is the rendering of support to science and research, the international coordination of scientific and clinical activities, the organisation of mycological conventions, and of training programmes. The ECMM works towards the unification of all European scientists interested medical is

We Only Sing When We're Wheezing!

Singing carols at Christmas is a pleasure enjoyed by many, but singing of all kinds can be a health boon too – especially when it comes to lung disease. As well as improving morale and ‘feel good factor’ singing regularly as part of an organised group can have a range of positive effects brought about by better breath control and better posture

New Christmas Quiz Champion Crowned

After an hour long battle for quiz supremecy which Malcolm led most of the way against patients, carers, staff and students he won the hardest ever quiz run by the National Aspergillosis Centre Patient & Carer Support Group by 2 points.

Malcolm is pictured here receiving the David MacIntyre Memorial Trophy for 2016 from Graham Atherton.

Watch the quiz here 

WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER? by Elizabeth Hutton

Good old Freddie Mercury classic - 'hitting the nail on the head' brilliantly!  The one sure thing in life is that we're all going to die - we're all headed in the same direction - and yet it's a subject most of us prefer not to think about or discuss.  Having faced imminent death ‘head on’ already anyway, I don’t have a problem with this at all – in fact, I’m probably better prepared due to my experience.  Nor do many other people, judging by the many advertisements for pre-paid funeral plans – it seems that many of us are now less ‘squeamish’ and being more practical.  Surely, it must be

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