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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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Donating Organs – What You Need To Know

Becoming an organ donor can be a big decision. Donating organs can mean the difference between life and death for many people suffering from life-threatening illnesses. In 2016 alone, 457 people died while on the active transplant waiting list, all of whom could have been saved with the help of more donors. In some cases, the diseases

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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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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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Disability Services – Support Available in Richmond

If you or someone you know has a disability, it can sometimes be difficult to find support and services nearby where you can connect with others in similar situations. The Richmond-upon-Thames area has a number of services available for both children and adults with disabilities, all of which give people the chance to make new

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Support for Young Carers – Services Available in Richmond

Being a young carer – someone under the age of 18 who is caring for a family member – is a challenging occupation. Although many find the responsibility rewarding, caring for a loved one with a physical disability, illness, mental illness, or drug or alcohol issue is undoubtedly difficult and demanding. The 2011 census reported

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Should I Go To My GP For Help With Eating Disorders?

Monday marks the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017. Did you know that a report conducted in 2015 discovered that there are an estimated 725,000 people in the UK suffering from an eating disorder. This could be anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder, to name the best known. Eating disorders are characterised by an unhealthy

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Alternative Health Services for Diabetes in Richmond

The NHS is currently under huge pressure, with ever increasing demands on services including A&E, and funding running low. There are more and more reasons now to look at alternative health services for diabetes which are available to you through the NHS in order to help take the pressure off. Many diabetes sufferers may not

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ADHD – An Essential Guide to Services & Support

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is a common problem among children and can make parenting even more of a challenge. ADHD Richmond provides support and advice on all aspects of dealing with ADHD. Their website has up-to-date news on events and courses, as well as guidelines on what ADHD is and funding available to help

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Is Mark Zuckerberg’s aim to eradicate disease possible?

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have recently announced an ambitious aim to completely eradicate disease by 2100, but is such a thing really possible? Since 2015, the pair have pledged over $1.6 billion dollars to charity, and have promised that in the fight against disease they will devote $3 billion to medical research

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