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Hydro shunt issues

    • Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus describes conditions in which the fluid in and around the brain, CSF, is trapped and causes high pressure. The pressure can harm the delicate brain tissue, so needs treating with a shunt to remove the fluid from the head, or a Third…

The secret to being 99? Tea and laughs!

    • winnie
‘Was I behaving myself?’, Winnie asks with a mischievous grin. Winnie and her daughter Joyce are looking over some old photographs and the one in hand shows a group photo from Winnie’s 95th birthday party. Now aged 99, we believe Winnifred Connolly could…

Tyler Collins wins £400 for Shine in photography competition

    • tyler and bella
Tyler Collins from Eglinton in Northern Ireland has won £400 for his chosen charity, Shine NI, in a photography competition run by contact lens online retailer and optical advice specialist, Lenstore.co.uk Tyler, who works full time as a web developer, is also a…

Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week 2014

    • awareness week 2014
The third Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week will take place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 19th-26th October 2014. The week, which encompasses World Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus Day on the 25th October, is the initiative of Shine, the charity dedicated…

Get Inside My Head!

    • Get inside my head
In an effort to overcome the fact that hydrocephalus remains a largely unknown condition, Shine has produced an animation called ‘Get Inside My Head’. The aim of the short feature is to increase awareness and help the wider public understand the problems faced…


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