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Prostate Cancer – Getting Checked In Richmond

  Screening all men for prostate cancer could cut deaths from the disease by up to 20%, a recent study has found. This calls the current NHS position into question, which has argued that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings are unreliable and have been known to produce false positive results in the past. The team of American researchers

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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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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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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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Why a healthy gut could be the key to better health

When it comes to our health, many of us are aware of external factors that can have detrimental effects – such as smoking and alcohol. But did you know that internally, our gut could be a key factor in improving our health and overall wellbeing? Some recent research has explored this theory in more detail,

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National Parks Week – 25th-31st July

The 25th-31st of July welcomes National Parks Week, a fantastic celebration of British parks and a reminder of the many great activities we can enjoy in our free public greenspaces. With the school summer holidays looming, National Parks Week provides a great way to kickstart the holiday season, offering plenty of ways you can get

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Are Some Sports and Activities Better For Health And Well-being Than Others?

We are well into the new year, but it’s never too late to make changes to your lifestyle by becoming more fit and healthy. The fantastic news is that there is absolutely nothing to stop you achieving your fitness goals with the array of activities available. In the Richmond area, there is a huge range

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Student Mental Health: Where Can I Seek Advice?

If you’re a student and have ever felt down or even depressed, you’re less alone than you think. Research from the National Union of Students found that 78% of students believe they’d experienced mental health issues within the last year. With the usual January blues, the pressure of exams and essay deadlines as well as

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Why Scenic Views Benefit Your Health

Being faced with a dull, grey and gloomy view isn’t much of a mood lifter, particularly during the winter season. New research has emerged which claims that scenic views are good for us, boosting our general health. Whilst being exposed to fresh air and being outdoors have long been associated with better health, this study

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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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