September2020

World Heart Day

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet.  World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. This day serves as the perfect platform for[…]

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Stoptober 2020

Stoptober is a reminder for all smokers  to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier. If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you.  Smoking and COVID-19 COVID-19 affects the lungs and airways. Smoking causes[…]

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2020

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st September is an international campaign to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that impairs memory and other mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia that is[…]

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CovidFit – Self Care

When dealing with sickness during this COVID-19 pandemic, self-care is one of the best ways to safeguard our precious healthcare service. However, it is important to pay attention to symptoms that need urgent attention and seek timely interventions where possible. Self-care involves knowing what we can do for ourselves, when[…]

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Transmission of COVID-19 by droplets and aerosols

COVID-19 is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As is the case with many other respiratory viruses, COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted from human-to-human by droplets, aerosols, and objects  such as clothes, utensils and furniture (‘fomites’). The subject of infection transmission by viruses through droplets and[…]

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World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2020

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Suicide is the result of a combination of genetic, psychological, social, cultural and other risk factors, sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss. People who take their own lives represent a heterogeneous group, with unique, complex and multidimensional causal influences that precede their[…]

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5 key reasons to vaccinate your child

Protect your child. The vaccine will help protect your child against flu and serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia Protect you, your family and friends. Vaccinating your child will help protect more vulnerable family members, friends and members of the community No injection needed. The nasal spray is painless[…]

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Flu in older adults

Catching flu is unpleasant for most people. If you get the flu but are in good health overall, it will usually clear up on its own in about a week. However, for many among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition, flu can cause[…]

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Myths and Facts about Flu and the Flu Vaccine

Whilst the influenza (flu) vaccine has been thoroughly researched for safety, there is still some speculation about its value and efficacy. Taking into account the extensive scientific research on the vaccine, here are some facts to dispel associated myths about the flu vaccine. Myth: –Flu is just a bad cold[…]

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