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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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Prostate Cancer – New Targeted Therapy

  A newly developed blood test could help target treatment for men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer. In recent years, genetic testing has become more common in cancer treatment as it can be used to tailor treatment to individual patients. This new test will help by identifying men who do not respond well

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Heart Health Month

  It’s February, which means that people around the world are spreading awareness and fundraising for Heart Health Month. This is the time for us to celebrate good heart health and make changes towards living a healthier lifestyle. There are plenty of steps you can take to lower your risk of heart disease, and heart

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OCD Week of Action (20th-26th Feb)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, more commonly known as OCD, is a common anxiety-related condition which affects nearly 12 in every 1,000 people. It’s a condition where sufferers experience obsessional thoughts, accompanied by different compulsive or impulsive behaviour and urges. Each year, OCD Action runs its OCD Week of Action campaign, which aims to raise awareness of

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How to get involved in Dry January

  It’s that time of year again! Now that the festive season is over and the time for indulgence is done with for another year, many people take part in Dry January to kick start their New Year the healthy way. Cutting down on your alcohol intake is never a bad thing, so whether you’ve

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Self Care Week 2016 – Self Care for Students

Self Care Week 2016 puts an emphasis on self-care for life, and this is especially true for students. For many students, leaving home to start university is the first time you’ll truly have to look after yourself, which is why self-care for students is important. Between the late nights, lie ins and a lifestyle based

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ADHD Awareness Month

October 2016 will mark the beginning of ADHD Awareness Month. This month long awareness-raising campaign happens every year, with an number of important events taking place all across the UK and even further afield. These events will be taking place online and in local communities with one aim – help end the stigma and confusion

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Why getting an HIV test is important

You may recall that Prince Harry recently underwent a very public HIV test, to raise awareness of the condition and highlight the importance of getting tested. The campaign has had the desired effect, with the number of people ordering HIV tests increasing dramatically in the weeks following the video. The Terrence Higgins Trust, who offered

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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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World Milk Day: What Sort Of Milk Should I Be Drinking?

World Milk Day which takes place today (1st June) is an international celebration which began 15 years ago. The day came about as an opportunity to publicise activities connected with the milk and the milk industry. Organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, it is a day for celebrating all aspects

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