HEALTH NOTES: Cancer dad's drive for stem cell donors

Mail Online | 8/26/2019 | Mail on Sunday Reporter
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A blood cancer patient told he has seven years left to live has launched a hunt for a potentially lifesaving stem cell donor match.

Peter McCleave, 41, from Bunbury in Cheshire, was diagnosed with incurable myeloma in 2017.

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The rare cancer develops from cells in the bone marrow – the spongy tissue found inside the bones – called plasma cells, which help protect the body against infection.

Stem cell treatment, which involves replacing damaged blood cells with a donor’s healthy ones, could help keep the illness at bay.

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The married father of two sons – Max, nine, and Seb, six – hopes to help recruit 100,000 blood donors to find a match for himself and others with blood cancer.

Making parks bigger could benefit the mental health of people living nearby, according to new research.

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A study published in the journal Applied Geography found that city-dwellers living within 300 yards of a green space were happier than those further away.

The Newcastle University research discovered that every increase of 2½ acres in urban green space – about the size of a rugby pitch – was linked with a boost of eight percentage points in life satisfaction of those living nearby.

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