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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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Hepatitis B Shortage – Should I Be Worried?

You may have seen in the news recently that UK health officials are limiting the amount of people who can have a vaccination against hepatitis B due to a shortage. For many people, including those due to travel over the next few months, this might be a cause for concern. However, the following information should

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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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What’s In Season This Spring? Healthy Eating Ideas

  Now that warmer weather is on its way, it’s the perfect time to spring-clean your eating habits, as well as your home! A bounty of seasonal produce is appearing on market stalls and in supermarkets around the country. Along with regular exercise, a balanced diet containing at least five 80 g servings of fruit

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Tinnitus Awareness Week – Should I Go To My GP?

Tinnitus can be an irritating and sometimes maddening thing to deal with. It is defined as hearing sounds that come from within the body, such as ringing, rather than an outside source. A definitive cause of tinnitus is unknown, but 2 out of 3 cases are linked with underlying hearing problems or degeneration. Tinnitus Awareness

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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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Staying safe in the snow and ice

It may not have been a white Christmas, but it certainly is snow season in the UK. The temperatures are plummeting and the weather is wreaking havoc, making it all the more important to think about winter safety and how you stay safe in periods of bad weather. Looking after your health and safety, as

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Reducing HIV Risk – Drug to be used by NHS

A drug which greatly reduces the risk of contracting the HIV virus is going to be available to NHS patients in England. It is believed that wider access to the drug, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), will have a dramatic effect in reducing HIV risk across the country. How PrEP Works PrEP is a highly effective pill

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Male Contraceptive Jab – Would You Use It?

A new form of male contraception could be on the horizon, thanks to a pioneering injection developed by medical researchers. The hormone-based jab has been developed to suppress the sperm count in testicles by acting on the pituitary gland in the brain. While this new form of male contraception shows promise, the initial study that

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National Bug Busting Day: Preventing bugs in the workplace

  As well as being Halloween, the 31st of October offers a chance to talk about some other horrifying beasts and creatures, head lice. National Bug Busting Day is an annual event which aims to educate parents and families about detecting and preventing head lice and stopping them in their tracks. Whilst there are plenty

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