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#Heatwave: How To Stay Safe In The Sun

Richmond CCG is this week urging the public to stay safe in the sun and during the heatwave which is set to start today and continue for the rest of the week. They have issued a number of safety precautions and advice to encourage everyone to take extra care over the period of hot weather.

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#4000voices: World Hepatitis Day 28th July 2015

“400 million people is 400 million too many”     400 million people worldwide are living with viral Hepatitis B or C, a disease that kills 1.4 million of them every year.   All of these deaths could be prevented. It just comes down to awareness, understanding and prevention – 4,000 lives a day could

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Stand Up For Your Health!

Do you work in an office? Well, it’s time to stand up for your health.   Many of us spend at least 7 hours a day sitting down, with some spending as many as 10 hours on some form of seating – working at a computer, on the train or in the car. It’s a

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It’s National Smile Month

It takes 43 muscles to frown, but only 17 to smile…   The mouth is the window to the body, and your smile is one of your most unique and striking features. In fact, 61% of us have been attracted to someone by their smile alone. Good oral hygiene is vital to keeping a healthy

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Carers Week 2015: Helping To Build Care Friendly Communities

This week, Carers Week 2015 takes place throughout the UK. The campaign, which is run annually, raises awareness of different elements of caring and focuses on a different theme each year. This week the focus is on building Carer Friendly Communities in a bid to support carers who work in communities all over the country. The

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“Thank You for Saving my Life” – World Blood Donor Day 2015

“Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters.” World Health Organisation   The 14th June 2015 is World Blood Donor Day. This year, it will be a chance to thank all the voluntary donors who have saved lives over the years, with the theme “Thank you for saving my life.”   Blood transfusions save millions of

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New Early Diabetes Detection Study Could Mean Health Benefits

A new study has found that screening for Type 2 Diabetes, followed by early treatment, could result in considerable health benefits, save lives and ease pressure on NHS services.   Research led by scientists at the University of Michigan and the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, has shown that screening and prompt follow-up treatment

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