Covid-19 and Diabetes

On Thursday 30th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern with millions around the world known to be affected. People of all ages can be infected with Covid-19; and for the majority of those infected, symptoms are[…]

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November is Men’s Mental Health month

Both men and women experience many of the same difficulties, however, some issues on mental health may be particularly relevant for men. Ways in which men and women have been traditionally expected to behave may play some role in mental health. For men, societal beliefs about masculinity and how men[…]

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Returning to normal life in the midst of a continuing pandemic

*page updated April 2021 Over the last year, many people have spent a lot more time indoors than normal, especially those who have been shielding because of a health condition(s). Whilst most have begun a return to some sense of normality, it is still important to exercise caution. Many friends[…]

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World Stroke Day

Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death.  Research shows that globally 1 in 4 adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. World Stroke Day is an annual global event held on 29th October that focuses on highlighting[…]

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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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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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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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