November2019

What to expect after your Flu Vaccine

Getting your flu vaccine means you have protected yourself and others against a tenacious virus that is problematic for some and deadly for those most at-risk. It will take around 2 weeks for you to be fully immunised, and during this period it is still possible to contract the flu[…]

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International Mens Day, 19th November 2019

International Men’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 19 November to raise awareness on positive male role models and issues gender equality and the struggles men and boys can face today. Poor mental health and high suicide rates among men is a key focus of the awareness day. International Men’s Day aims[…]

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Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18th -24th November 2019

Antibiotics are strong lifesaving medications that fight and prevent infections. Antibiotics do not work against the common cold and flu viruses. Antibiotics only work to treat conditions caused by bacteria, not those caused by viruses. However, despite their potency, antibiotics have limitations and sometimes may kill some protective bacteria and[…]

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World Diabetes Day, November 14th 2019

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization(WHO) in response to growing concerns about the growing health threat posed by diabetes. This day is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin[…]

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Supporting Transgender Children (Mermaids), 8th November 2019

Health Promotion was invited to attend one of the several seminars run across the week courtesy of the Mermaids Charity. The well delivered session by Rosy Rowley gave the opportunity to think and discuss what we mean by ‘sex’ ‘gender’ ‘gender identity’ ‘gender expression’ and everything in-between. Rosy highlighted the[…]

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