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Cervical Screening Awareness Week – 13-19 June

Cervical Screening Awareness Week begins on Monday and runs until 19th June. The week serves as an important reminder for women across the UK and beyond to keep up to date with their smear tests. Did you know that cervical cancer is almost 100% preventable, and 75% of cases can be prevented by screenings? So

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The Link Between Pandemics And The Earth’s Health

We recently discussed the way in which climate change could be damaging our health, focusing on current evidence from phenomena such as flooding, to what we can do to prevent it. A couple of weeks ago, a new field of study, planetary health, has been announced linking pandemics to environmental change, particularly as they spread

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Make May Purple for Action on Stroke Month

Each May, The Stroke Association hosts an annual awareness month to help raise money and support for stroke victims and their families. The month also aims to raise people’s awareness of stroke to help them recognise the warning signs. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Make May Purple’, and there are many simple ways

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Mental Health Boosters For Students

Being a student comes with a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand, there’s the new found independence and freedom that comes with living as an adult for the first time, whilst on the other hand, the change can be overwhelming, especially with the stress of exams and managing your finances. Mental health issues

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Middle-aged People Targeted in Public Health England ‘One You’ Campaign

Public Health England has recently launched its latest major campaign, which is targeting middle-aged people in a bid to encourage them to look after their health and fitness to ensure a better chance of early retirement. The campaign is the largest since 2009, and aims to address smoking, drinking and a lack of exercise to

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International Day of Forests: Why Trees Are Good For You

Today is  International Day of Forests – a time for us to praise these majestic land masses. Today is a global celebration of forests, and a time to to raise awareness of the important role forests and trees have in our lives. Each year, the United Nations Headquarters in New York holds special events to celebrate the International

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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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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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How Climate Change Could Damage Our Health

The effects of climate change are often discussed, but usually in terms of the health of our planet, rather than our own health. As a hot topic in the news lately, the effects of climate change on our health is up for discussion at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The conference began on 30th November and runs until 11th December. Whilst it

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