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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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Cervical Cancer Screening – How Aware Are You?

  The number of eligible women who attend cervical cancer screening appointments has dropped from 75.7% to 72.7% since 2011, according to the results of a new survey from University College London. Worryingly, this study found that of those women failing to attend appointments, nearly one quarter are unaware that cervical cancer screening exists. In light of

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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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Chest Pains – What You Should Know

Chest pain can be indicative of a number of conditions, some more serious an others. It is important to be able to tell the difference between the more serious and urgent problems, such as a heart attack, and the milder conditions in order to react appropriately. Whatever the cause, even something as mild as muscle

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Keep Your Child Smiling With Regular Dental Check-ups

Are you worried about your child’s teeth?   According to The National Children’s Dental Health Survey, half of children have tooth decay. Not only is this a problem in terms of dental health, but is also causing millions of youngsters to feel too embarrassed to smile or laugh.   The recent report and subsequent news

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When Should I Call An Ambulance?

Our ambulance services are stretched. We rely on them to help people with serious or life-threatening conditions and a range of other urgent healthcare and patient transport services. Richmond’s ambulances are already working at full capacity though, so it’s important that they are only called out when absolutely necessary. Emergency 999 calls are prioritised into

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