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Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day – a campaign that has been running for nine years since EURORDIS (European Organisation for Rare Diseases) first founded the initiative in a bid to raise awareness for rare diseases. It started out as a European event, but the US joined the motion in 2009 and to date there are 85 countries in regions

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How The Immune System Could Be Key In Beating Blood Cancer

There’s cause for celebration in the medical community, as a small but significant step may have been taken in the battle against cancer through immunology. The news was released during the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington DC. There, Doctor Stan Riddell of the Seattle based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research

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Are Some Sports and Activities Better For Health And Well-being Than Others?

We are well into the new year, but it’s never too late to make changes to your lifestyle by becoming more fit and healthy. The fantastic news is that there is absolutely nothing to stop you achieving your fitness goals with the array of activities available. In the Richmond area, there is a huge range

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Duchess of Cambridge Calls For More Mental Health Support For Children

The issue of children’s mental health has received much attention in recent weeks since the Duchess of Cambridge spoke out about child mental health conditions as part of Children’s Mental Health Week (8-14th February). As part of the week-long campaign, the Duchess of Cambridge was recorded in a video describing how important it is that

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What Does Dementia Do To The Brain?

Affecting more than an estimated 850,000 people in the UK alone, dementia is a potentially devastating condition that particularly affects a large portion of the elderly population. In fact, dementia is not a disease in itself, but a word given to neurological damage which is caused by diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (50%- 70% of

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Could You Be A Bone Marrow Donor?

Becoming a bone marrow donor could be one of the most rewarding things you ever do, and to your match, you will be a life-saver. But how does it all work? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about donating bone marrow.   What is bone marrow? Bone marrow is the name given

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Go Green Week: Reap The Health Benefits

Go Green Week takes place next week from 8th-15th February. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of how easy it is to choose greener alternatives in order to help fight climate change. Many of the green options are small ones that are easy to incorporate into your everyday routine without it being

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6 Tips for Healthy Skin

As the largest organ in the body, your skin is a marvellous thing, but also something which is easy to forget to take care of. According to the NHS it forms a waterproof, protective barrier around our bodies that protects us from the world around us, while also regulating temperature, fighting infection and hosting nerve

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