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Stoptober – 5 helpful distractions to stop you lighting up

  Stoptober is nearly upon us and is once again another great opportunity to give up smoking. They say that it takes just 30 days to form a habit and this October you’ll have 31 days to see if you can give up smoking for good. Giving up smoking can be difficult, but if you

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Stop Smoking Services In Richmond

  Quitting smoking may be one of the biggest and most important health decisions you can ever make, and despite the difficulties, it can prove the most beneficial. There are a number of stop smoking services in Richmond that can help you on your way. The health risks of smoking are well known. It is one of

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Prostate Cancer – Getting Checked In Richmond

  Screening all men for prostate cancer could cut deaths from the disease by up to 20%, a recent study has found. This calls the current NHS position into question, which has argued that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings are unreliable and have been known to produce false positive results in the past. The team of American researchers

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EveryWoman Day – Raising Awareness for Women’s Health

  Women are made up of all sorts of unique and complicated pieces of machinery, and as such, they are often faced with specific health issues. EveryWoman Day looks to raise awareness of these specific issues, many of which are little-known and under-researched. Women’s health issues can affect the quality of life and in worst

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National Relaxation Day – Improving Mental Health

  If you wake up every day with your brain buzzing, full of anxiety about everything you need to get done that day, or if the busy commute to and from work fills you with dread, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The pace of life these days can make it all seem like a

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Vaccinations Against Meningitis For Teenagers

  Outbreaks of meningitis come and go, attracting significant media attention when they happen. After these sudden surges in attention, talk of meningitis goes down, as does the awareness of needing to be vaccinated. Meningitis Now, a charity that raises awareness for the disease and the importance of the ACWY vaccinations, said that it was

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The British Heart Foundation’s “Wear it, Beat it” day

  Heart disease is responsible for more than 25% of deaths caused in the UK each year. Statistics like this make campaigns like the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Wear It, Beat It’ Day all the more vital in ensuring the health of the nation. To raise money and awareness, schools, colleges, workplaces and more are donning

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World Digestive Health Day

  May 29th is World Digestive Health Day. This annual awareness day is organised by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and the WGO Foundation, and is marked by public campaigns with participation from more than 50,000 gastroenterologists around the world. Every year, World Digestive Health Day focuses on a different digestive disorder and seeks to

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017

  From the 10th to the 16th of April, it’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week. The aim of this event is to raise awareness and get more people talking about this devastating condition. All week long, people up and down the country will be taking part in fund-raising events to support those suffering from Parkinson’s and to

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World Health Day 2017: Let’s Talk To Beat Depression

  Every year on April 7th, World Health Day is celebrated in countries across the globe. This annual event aims to raise awareness and get organisations and individuals involved in fund-raising for a different health concern each year. Previous World Heath Days have focused on serious issues such as blood pressure, malaria and diabetes- to

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