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The Wanted’s Tom Parker aims to raise awareness following diagnosis

Tom Parker has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, pictured in May 2013. (Getty Images)
Tom Parker has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, pictured in May 2013. (Getty Images)

The Wanted’s Tom Parker has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

The boy band singer, 32, said he was “still in shock” after being told six weeks ago that he had a type of tumour called a stage 4 glioblastoma

He received the diagnosis shortly before he is due to become a dad for the second time.

“There’s no easy way to say this but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and I’m already undergoing treatment,” he wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of himself and his wife, Kelsey Hardwick and their 16-month-old daughter, Aurelia.

Parker went on to say he hopes to remain positive, despite being told the cancer diagnosis is terminal.

“We are all absolutely devastated but we are gonna fight this all the way,” his post continues. “We don’t want your sadness, we just want love and positivity and together we will raise awareness of this terrible disease and look for all available treatment options.

“It’s gonna be a tough battle but with everyone’s love and support we are going to beat this.”

Read more: Brain cancer patient, 32, given six weeks to live ‘still fighting’ two years later

In an interview with OK! magazine, Parker revealed he suffered a seizure in July and was put on a waiting list for an MRI scan.

Six weeks later he had another, more serious seizure during a family trip to Norwich and was rushed to hospital.

After three days of tests, he was given the diagnosis that he was suffering from grade four glioblastoma.

What are the symptoms of a brain tumour?

The symptoms of a brain tumour will depend upon which part of the brain is affected, according to Brain Tumour Research.

The most common symptoms are caused by an increase in pressure in the skull caused by the growth of a tumour in the brain.

Other common symptoms, which may initially come and go, can include one or more of the following:

  • Headaches

  • Eye and vision-related problems (such as squinting and double-vision)

  • Continuing nausea, vomiting 

  • Extreme or sudden drowsiness

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or hearing loss 

  • Unexplained twitches of the face or limbs

  • Seizures (fits or faints)

  • Appearing to be lost in a deep daydream for a short while

  • Confusion

  • Loss of balance

  • Numbness or weakness in the arms or legs, especially if progressive and leading to paralysis

  • Numbness or weakness in a part of the face, so that the muscles drop slightly

  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body, resulting in stumbling or lack of co-ordination

  • Changes in personality or behaviour

  • Impaired memory or mental ability, which may be very subtle to begin with

  • Changes in senses, including smell

  • Problems with speech, writing or drawing

  • Loss of concentration or difficulty in concentrating

  • Changes in sleep patterns

Read more: Sarah Harding is undergoing treatment for breast cancer

“Depending on which part of the

Humble ISD prepares volleyball, football events to bring awareness to breast cancer in October

With breast cancer awareness month beginning in October, the Humble ISD athletics department will do their part in the fight to bring awareness to the battle against the deadly disease.

Across the district, several sports will hold special games dedicated to cancer survivors, people fighting cancer and the people that have been lost.

Volleyball teams throughout the month of October will have matches raising money and awareness for breast cancer. Humble ISD has donated all proceeds in the past to the American Cancer Society.

Kingwood Park’s famous Dig Pink at the Park game will be back to raise money for breast cancer on Oct. 20 against Porter at 6:30 p.m.

Schools will hold raffles during volleyball matches to raises money and schools will also make T-shirts as well to donate to charities.

During volleyball matches players will wear pink on their uniforms from hair ties, to knee pads, and even bracelets while the whole crowd is covered with pink.

People are asked to stand and be recognized during the match for those who are cancer survivors and are give standing ovations by the crowd.

The district will also celebrate breast cancer awareness at Turner Stadium during the football season as well in October.

The District 21-6A contest between North Shore and Humble at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 has been named the Breast Cancer Awareness game of the season.

Football players will wear pink on their uniforms whether it’s a towel, gloves, or socks. Cancer survivors, people fighting cancer and the lives that have been lost to cancer will be recognized along with fans in the stands.

Players will wear pink throughout the month of October to honor and bring awareness to breasts cancer during football games at Turner Stadium.

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Allergy Rhinitis Drugs Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Growing Awareness about Allergic Rhinitis to Boost the Market Growth

The global allergy rhinitis drugs market size is poised to grow by USD 2.4 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 4% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis

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This growing awareness about allergic rhinitis has proved critical in helping patients get treated in the early stages of the disease. It also increases the chances of accurate diagnosis by physicians. Globally, the prevalence of allergic rhinitis has increased, and there is an increase in the number of initiatives to increase awareness about the disease.

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  • The major allergy rhinitis drugs market growth came from the Antihistamines segment. They are increasingly being used as a first-line approach to prevent or relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. One of the major factors associated with market growth in this segment is the growing number of companies investing in the development of intranasal antihistamines for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

  • North America was the largest allergy rhinitis drugs market in 2019, and the region will offer several growth opportunities to market vendors during the forecast period. The growing prevalence of allergic rhinitis and the availability of a wide range of drugs for the treatment of rhinitis allergy will significantly influence allergy rhinitis drugs market growth in this region.

  • The global allergy rhinitis drugs market is fragmented. Alcon Inc., ALK-Abello AS, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Merck & Co. Inc., Novartis AG, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi, and Stallergenes Greer Ltd. are some of the major market participants. To help clients improve their market position, this allergy rhinitis drugs market forecast report provides a detailed analysis of the market leaders.

  • As the business impact of COVID-19 spreads, the global allergy rhinitis drugs market 2020-2024 is expected to have Neutral and At par growth. As the pandemic spreads in some regions and plateaus in other regions, we revaluate the impact on businesses and update our report forecasts.

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Increasing Demand for Over-The-Counter Medicines will be a Key Market Trend

Patients with mild allergies often self-medicate with over-the-counter drugs.These over-the-counter pills that do not require a written prescription from a healthcare professional can be directly purchased from pharmacies. In addition, these over-the-counter drugs have increased the practice of self-medication among individuals. Self-medication also reduces the pressure of medical services. Therefore, patients are inclined toward over-the-counter drugs, which in turn positively impacts the market.

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Raising Awareness About Its Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


  • Approximately 764,000 people in the U.S have at least one symptom of cerebral palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common motor disabilities diagnosed during childhood
  • People with Cerebral Palsy suffer from problems related to movement and posture

World Cerebral Palsy Day is celebrated annually on Oct. 6 all around the world to raise awareness about the motor disability. It also helps society understand the roles and responsibilities in helping and protecting the human rights of people with Cerebral Palsy to ensure that they are accepted into society and live fulfilling lives.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to a group of disorders that permanently affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain. 

CP hinders a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is also one of the most common motor disabilities that occurs during childhood.

Symptoms caused by Cerebral Palsy:

People affected with Cerebral Palsy suffer from problems related to movement and posture. Additionally, people also suffer from one or more related conditions such as intellectual disability, seizures, problems with vision, hearing, or speech, changes in the spine (such as scoliosis) and joint problems (such as contractures), as reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The symptoms caused by Cerebral Palsy can vary from person to person based on the severity of the disorder.

A person suffering from mild Cerebral Palsy might not need any special aid while walking or performing daily tasks. Meanwhile, someone with severe CP may require the use of special equipment to walk. However, in some cases they might not be able to walk at all, in which case, they will require lifelong support and care from a family member or a caregiver.

It is important to note that CP does not get worse over time, though, the symptoms caused by CP might change over a person’s lifetime.

How many people are affected by Cerebral Palsy in the United State?

According to, approximately 764,000 individuals in the United States, including adults and children, suffer from at least one symptom of Cerebral Palsy.

It is the most commonly diagnosed childhood motor disability in the United States. About 10,000 babies are born with Cerebral Palsy on an annual basis, and about 1,200 to 1,500 (school-aged) children are diagnosed with it every year.

Is there a cure for Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that currently has no cure. However, there are numerous available treatments to help improve the individual’s lifestyle and well being such as:

  • Medication – It can help control symptoms such as muscle spasms, uncontrollable limb movements, seizures, etc.
  • Surgery – It can help reduce muscle spasticity, increase flexibility and more.
  • Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options – These include various types of therapies to increase the lifestyle and health of patients. The therapies include energy therapy, movement therapy, aqua therapy, speech therapy, behavior therapy and more.

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Home Fitness Equipment Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Increasing Awareness about Fitness to Boost the Market Growth

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Photos Show Why Miami Public Schools Could Be the Next Ron DeSantis Coronavirus Debacle

MIAMI—Last week, a few days before Donald Trump revealed he came down with COVID-19, Karla Hernandez-Mats went on a coronavirus safety fact-finding mission in South Florida schools ahead of their reopening on Monday.The president of United Teachers of Dade, the local teachers union, Hernandez-Mats said she and her colleagues conducted surprise inspection visits at 17 Miami-area schools that suggested administrators were still scrambling to put safety measures in place.At Miami Springs Senior High, one of the 17 schools inspected, administrators initially refused to allow her colleague, United Teachers of Dade First Vice-President Antonio White, to enter the building and called a police resource officer on him, the union officials told The Daily Beast.“When administrators act like that, their schools are usually not prepared,” White said in an interview. “That was the case at Miami Springs.”COVID-Skeptical Florida Guv Outdoes Himself, Lifts All Restrictions on Restaurants and BarsFor instance, the school appears to be supplying teachers with alcohol-free hand sanitizer, which may be ineffective in killing coronavirus, the union officials said, providing The Daily Beast with a photo of just that. (The Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 guidance recommends people use hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent ethanol-based or 70 percent isopropanol-based.) Union officials also provided photos showing decals marking 6-foot distance requirements that were already peeling off the sidewalks near the school’s entrance, and desks arranged in such a way that does not allow for 6-foot social distancing.Reached by phone, Miami Springs principal Torossian said he was unaware of police being called on the union official and referred further questions to the school district’s media relations department. Spokeswoman Jacquelyn Calzadilla did not specifically address what had occurred at Miami Springs, but she said “our school site administrators are working around the clock to ensure a safe return to the schoolhouse for our students and employees.”The flap illustrates the daunting task facing the public school system in Miami-Dade County, which has been the epicenter of Florida’s COVID-19 outbreak for most of the pandemic. More than 10,000 teachers and 133,000 students begin filing into 340 schools this week on a staggered schedule. This after the Miami-Dade School Board voted to resume in-person learning under pressure from Florida Education Commissioner Richard Cocoran, a Gov. Ron DeSantis appointee who threatened to cut the school district’s funding if classes did not resume by early October.Miami-Dade’s daily positivity rate rolling average for the 14 days ending on Oct. 4 stood at 4.78 percent, just below the 5 percent positivity rate that the World Health Organization recommends maintaining for two weeks before lifting shelter-at-home and social distancing protocols. During the same 14-day period, Miami-Dade reported 5,456 new cases, bringing its total to 172,205.School reopenings have been a mess of infection, quarantine, and closure across America in recent weeks. But conversations with teachers, labor leaders, and experts in South Florida painted a picture of Miami schools as a new guinea

Vera Bradley Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month With “Be The Hope” Campaign

Vera Bradley Cotton Face Masks in Felicity Paisley and Felicity Paisley Pink

Now through the end of the year, 100% of the proceeds from Vera Bradley's two-pack of Cotton Face Masks in Felicity Paisley and Felicity Paisley Pink will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
Now through the end of the year, 100% of the proceeds from Vera Bradley’s two-pack of Cotton Face Masks in Felicity Paisley and Felicity Paisley Pink will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
Now through the end of the year, 100% of the proceeds from Vera Bradley’s two-pack of Cotton Face Masks in Felicity Paisley and Felicity Paisley Pink will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Vera Bradley Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vera Bradley has launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer, honoring the many women who have bravely battled this disease, and raising funds for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Since 1993, Vera Bradley employees, business partners, customers and friends have joined together to raise more than $34.6 million for critical breast cancer research.
For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vera Bradley has launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer, honoring the many women who have bravely battled this disease, and raising funds for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Since 1993, Vera Bradley employees, business partners, customers and friends have joined together to raise more than $34.6 million for critical breast cancer research.
For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vera Bradley has launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer, honoring the many women who have bravely battled this disease, and raising funds for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Since 1993, Vera Bradley employees, business partners, customers and friends have joined together to raise more than $34.6 million for critical breast cancer research.

Throughout October, Company will Spotlight the Powerful and Passionate Work of the Faculty, Researchers and Doctors at the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA), the iconic women’s fashion and lifestyle brand, and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer (the “Foundation”) are proud to launch the second iteration of their “Be The Hope” campaign in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign aims to raise awareness about breast cancer, honor the many women who have bravely battled this disease, and raise funds for the Foundation. Since 1993, Vera Bradley employees, business partners, customers and friends have joined together to raise more than $34.6 million for critical breast cancer research.

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer raises funds for research to find a cure and to improve the lives of the many affected by this disease. The team at the Indiana University School of Medicine collaborates with researchers and leads clinical trials nationwide, focusing on developing and dramatically improving therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer, including triple negative breast cancer. Their progress on Monogrammed Medicine is leading to promising discoveries in the areas of diagnosis and personalized treatment, and in just the last six months, their research has led to four treatment drugs being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“The incredible staff at the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine work tirelessly every day to uncover medical breakthroughs and bring us closer to achieving our ultimate goal of a world without

Breast cancer awareness: Battling depression post-treatment

It took about a month of biopsies, more mammograms, MRIs, ultrasounds and genetic testing in my suburban Chicago hospital before I was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer. I then had a unilateral mastectomy, followed months later by reconstructive surgery.

I was lucky that my type of cancer responds well to hormone therapy, with no chemotherapy or radiation. Despite my excellent prognosis and low chance of recurrence, my breast cancer almost killed me.

That’s because although my medical team did an excellent job getting rid of the cancer, I was left to my own devices with the surprise bout of depression that took its place.

As frightened as I was during the initial call with my doctor, where she informed me that I had cancer, I had little time to think during the month-long flurry of tests and appointments.

My local hospital’s nurse navigator took my many phone calls, answered my questions and helped me make appointments for everything. She held my hand during a painful biopsy. I had a mastectomy and five months later, a breast reconstruction procedure.

The symptoms I wasn’t expecting started shortly after my breast reconstruction. Before my reconstruction procedure, I was told to plan on two weeks of recovery time. But six weeks later, I was still suffering from pain, swelling in my chest and face, and limited mobility in my shoulder.

The onset of depression

My medication was putting me in menopause, triggering hot flashes, weight gain and sleep disturbances. Insomnia-fueled Googling convinced me that I still had cancer. I cried all the time. I slowly began to realize that I was depressed.

This was not my first bout of depression. I suffered from depression in my 20s and again after the traumatic birth of my first child. The difference was that I had prepared for postpartum depression. Every gynecological and pediatrician’s visit included a depression screener.

No one warned me that having breast cancer and a mastectomy could lead to depression — not my cancer doctors nor the nurse navigator who helped me through the maze of treatment. My depression made me feel guilty and isolated. I assumed that I had failed because I wasn’t sufficiently grateful for my “lucky” stage I diagnosis.

CDC study sheds new light on mental health crisis linked to coronavirus pandemic

I learned later that post-breast cancer treatment depression is common.

The lasting effects of a mastectomy, the post-surgical maintenance drugs and fear of recurrence can all lead to depression, according to Tasha Chasson, an oncology support counselor for Wellness House, a cancer support center located in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Many women find themselves in “survival mode” during treatment and only have time to consider their emotions when treatment is over, Chasson said.

Cancer patients can feel worse when they compare themselves to people with different diagnoses and prognoses, according to Kelley Kitley, a Chicago-based psychotherapist and women’s mental health expert.

Support is key

Luckily, I had scheduled an appointment to meet with my general practitioner to discuss my sleep issues. Having known me for 15 years, she was concerned about my

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with First Limited-Edition Pink Big Yellow Cup

A portion of the proceeds from every Tribute Cup sold in October will be donated toward providing first responders with mammography screenings and other breast cancer detection services through The Dickey Foundation

Dallas, TX, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is joining the fight against breast cancer this October with the debut of its first limited-edition Pink Big Yellow Cup.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the world’s largest barbecue concept’s signature Big Yellow Cup will become pink. Throughout the month, Dickey’s will offer the 32-ounce limited-edition collectible Tribute Cup for purchase in all of their locations across the U.S

A portion of the proceeds from every charitable cup sold will be donated to The Dickey Foundation, which provides safety equipment and overall support for first responders. The Dickey Foundation will use the funds raised from the collectible Pink Big Yellow Cup to provide mammograms and other breast cancer detection, treatment and services for local first responders.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women and the second leading cause of death,” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “One in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime, and early detection is key to increasing survival rates. As the nation’s largest barbecue brand, Dickey’s is proud to support our local first responders in the battle against breast cancer.”

To learn more, follow Dickey’s Franchise on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Download the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 79 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why they never say bbq. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with ‘No B.S. (Bad Stuff)’ included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide with two international locations in the UAE and operates over 500 locations in 44 states. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list and was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal, QSR Magazine, Forbes Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News. For more information, visit

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