February2022

How is loudness measured? What is a dB?

The unit of measurement used to express the intensity of a sound is the decibel (dB). The intensity of sound and the duration of exposure to the sound contribute to the overall sound energy level to which an individual is exposed. An individual’s risk of losing their hearing depends on how[…]

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World Cancer Day, 4th February 2022

Cancer has remained one of the consistent top three causes of death in Gibraltar. Lung, breast and bowel cancer the most common forms detected. It is important to emphasize that not all cancers are inevitable, many cases may be prevented entirely. Factors that increase our chances of developing cancer include:[…]

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

Current evidence suggests that pregnant women are no more likely to catch COVID-19 than other healthy adults, and two thirds of pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 will show no symptoms at all. There is growing evidence that pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 may be at increased risk of[…]

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