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Self Care Week 2015

Self Care Week returns to Richmond between the 16th and 22nd of November for another week of health and wellbeing events. The week takes place each year to encourage people to look after their own health and raise awareness of the information and resources available to help them do so. The event is run by

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7 Health Benefits of Apples

The 21st of October is World Apple Day, and before you start to think that we’re talking about the technology juggernaut, we’re actually talking about our favourite fruit. Apples have long been praised as being a healthy, nutritional food source, and as the saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, so here

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New Eye Operation Gives Renewed Hope To AMD Patients

Attempts to cure blindness have moved one stage further, following a pioneering stem cell operation to restore a patient’s sight. The first of its kind operation took place at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London last month and involved “seeding” human embryonic stem cells and specialised eye cells at the back of the retina of the

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World Vegetarian Day: New Study Finds Beans Just As Filling As Beef!

Do you think vegetarian food is less filling than meat? Well, if you do, you are about to be proved wrong! Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day and to help celebrate vegetarianism worldwide, we thought we would draw your attention to a recent study carried out in the States, which suggests that veggie dishes are actually

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Become #FullofLife This Older People’s Day

“Ageing isn’t just really old people looking frail, nor is it really old people doing whacky things” Older People’s Day   This Thursday is Older People’s Day and for the sixth year in a row Richmond Council will be holding its “Full Of Life Week” which runs from 4th-9th October. The week is all about

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Take The Stoptober Challenge And Quit Smoking This October

Are you a smoker? Could you give up smoking for 28 days? That’s the challenge that comedians Rhod Gilbert, Al Murray, Bill Bailey and Shappa Khorsandi are all encouraging smokers to take part in next month. All of them have different personal experiences and know how difficult it is to quit – either through struggles

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#BleedForEngland: Give Blood This Rugby World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup 2015 tournament kicks off tomorrow night at Twickenham, residents across Richmond are building up to the excitement and getting ready to show their support for their chosen rugby team. Throughout the rugby world cup period, NHS Blood & Transplant is asking people to show their support, both on and off the

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#SayIDonate this National Transplant Week

Have you considered organ donation?   This week, NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to consider adding their names to the NHS Organ Donor Register to help save lives. Organ donation is reliant on people giving their consent for their organs to be used to save the life of another. As well as signing

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that every day, more than 10 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK? That is why, this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are pledging our support to help spread its key messages which include the importance of diagnosis, and the huge impact fundraising efforts can make to improving the treatment and

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#ShakeUpSeptember: Inspiring Employees To Get More Active This September

“16.9% of UK deaths are attributed to inactivity. The cost of inactivity is equivalent to 8.3% of UK health expenditure. The same study showed that 37% of the UK adult population failed to meet the recommend guidelines for physical activity participation.” The Centre For Economics & Business Research   This September, employers across England are

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