July2020

World Breastfeeding Week, 1st – 7th August 2020

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated annually during 1st – 7th August aims to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding. This event is organised every year by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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Obesity and COVID-19

New PHE report confirms that excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 A new report from Public Health England highlights that people with COVID-19 who are living with overweight or obesity, are at notably increased risk of serious COVID-19 complications and death.The report also emphasises[…]

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Bug Busting *Summer Reminder*

Whilst adults will find it easier to maintain social distancing, children are still likely to hug and play closely over summer. It’s good to keep an eye out for itching that may indicate the arrival of some new insect friends: Head lice – small insects that blend with the colour[…]

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Clubhouse Gibraltar

The first Clubhouse (‘Fountain House’) was started in New York in 1948; and has served as the model for all subsequent Clubhouses around the world. Fountain House began when former patients of a New York psychiatric hospital began to meet together informally to support people living with mental illness, rather[…]

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