Campaigns

Bowel Health and Awareness

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, an annual event that raises awareness of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. The exact cause[…]

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World Autism Awareness Week; 29th March-4th April 2021

World Autism Awareness Week – a week dedicated to raising awareness of autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that we can foster acceptance and promote understanding in the community. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours,[…]

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No Smoking Day – 10th March 2021

The second Wednesday in March marks No Smoking Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness about the health dangers associated with smoking, and the benefits of quitting smoking for good. Smoking is a leading factor in many causes of death and chronic disease, including cancer, respiratory and heart diseases. The[…]

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Long Covid

Emerging evidence indicates that there are several short and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, studies indicate that there are many ways infection with Covid-19 can affect someone’s health; and many organs besides the lungs are affected. How long it takes to recover from coronavirus is[…]

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Weekly Covid Vaccine Statistics

This data represents the number of vaccine doses given to people in Gibraltar, not the number of people fully vaccinated.   To compare local data with that of other countries, see World Data HERE.

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Dry January 2021

Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, seven types of cancer; it is also the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability. Current recommendations are to drink no more than 14 units per week, spread over three or more days,[…]

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

As of  November 9th 2020, Pfizer and BioNTech industries have announced the production of a vaccine that has passed the final ‘phase III’ of human round testing. Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.[…]

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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): New virus variants

Studies show that all viruses mutate over time.  When a virus replicates, it sometimes changes a little bit – these changes are called “mutations”. A virus with one or more new mutations is referred to as a “variant” of the original virus. What causes a virus to change to a[…]

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PCR testing to detect Covid-19

PCR Testing (Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing) is commonly conducted at a certified laboratory and takes a few hours to complete with the result being reported within 1-3 days. The specimen for this test is collected via a nasal and/or throat swab and looks for genetic material that comes only from the virus. This test[…]

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I have had Covid-19, do I still need the vaccine?

The answer is ‘Yes’ Current data shows that people who have recovered from COVID-19 start to lose their immunity over time. This means that the body does not retain the protective antibodies that were produced against COVID-19 during the infection stage. It is therefore possible that an individual may contract[…]

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