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World Cancer Day

Next week, on February 4th, World Cancer Day takes place. Its aim is to get the whole world talking about cancer, in a bid to raise much needed awareness of a disease that effects so many of us in many different ways. Approximately 8.2 million people in the world die each year from cancer, so it is

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5 Benefits of Slow Carbs

It’s difficult to avoid the subject of healthy eating in January, as many people vow to lose weight and get into shape, whilst the shops are stocked with the latest diet books and fitness DVDs. Short-term diets however usually prove to be ineffective, which is why vowing to eat a healthier, more balanced diet could

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4 Health Benefits of Laughing

January is usually considered to be the most depressing time of the year, but today, we say goodbye to the miseries and stresses of the month and instead celebrate Global Belly Laugh Day. To mark the occasion, and to provide a good excuse for a chuckle or two, we’ve outlined five of the best-known health benefits

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Public Health England Launch New Sugar Counting App

We may not be long into January, but there’s already a hot health topic making the headlines – sugar. With Obesity Awareness Week focusing a lot of their campaign on reducing our sugar intake, the news that Public Health England have launched a new free ‘sugar counting’ app is a welcome sign for our future

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Student Mental Health: Where Can I Seek Advice?

If you’re a student and have ever felt down or even depressed, you’re less alone than you think. Research from the National Union of Students found that 78% of students believe they’d experienced mental health issues within the last year. With the usual January blues, the pressure of exams and essay deadlines as well as

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A Guide To Over The Counter Medicines

There has been a lot of debate recently about the marketing and sale of painkillers, especially those which claim to target specific areas of pain. As a result, the Australian government has called for products from popular brand Nurofen, which also sells products in the UK, to be taken off shelves. Having an understanding of the

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2 Million People Need A Hearing Aid – Is It Time To Assess Your Hearing?

The annual Health Survey for England has revealed that there are almost 2 million people in the UK who need a hearing aid and are unaware of it. The results found that many people do not realise they have poor hearing, which is ‘worrying’ and a ‘cause for concern’ prompting hearing loss charity Action on Hearing Loss to call for people

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Sharpen Up Your Knowledge This STIQ Day

It’s time to take charge of your sexual health, and with STIQ Day this January 14th, you can. Launched to get people thinking about their sexual health and to raise awareness of the importance of getting regular checks, STIQ Day provides a great opportunity to get the all clear and prevent the spread of the

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