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Best Protection for Corona Virus COVID-19

Methods to ensure you stay healthy and prevent the spread of infection include: Frequent hand-washing This remains the simplest, cheapest and most effective way to prevent the spread of infection. You should clean your hands: • After blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing • After visiting the toilet or changing[…]

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Update on Wuhan Coronavirus

* Update valid as of 28th February 2020 Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Norway, Pakistan, Romania,  North Macedonia and Spain have reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The Gibraltar Government has updated the list of countries deemed at risk; updates now include Iran, Northern Italy (regions of[…]

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World Cancer Day, 4th February 2020

World cancer day provides the opportunity to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of cancer. The theme this year will once again be ‘I Am and I Will’, reinforcing the idea that through our actions and our commitment to make a positive change, together we can reach the target of[…]

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A dry start to the New Year 2020

Dry January is an annual initiative run by the charity Alcohol Change UK through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. Alcohol is believed to affect the neurochemical pathways in our brain and releases endorphins that make us feel good. Relaxing after work with a beer,[…]

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Prevent coughs and colds this Christmas

Viruses can live for many hours on hard surfaces and so practising good hand hygiene can limit the spread of germs and transmission of flu. Catch your coughs and sneezes in a tissue, bin them, and then wash your hands to kill any lingering germs. If soap and water is[…]

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What to expect after your Flu Vaccine

Getting your flu vaccine means you have protected yourself and others against a tenacious virus that is problematic for some and deadly for those most at-risk. It will take around 2 weeks for you to be fully immunised, and during this period it is still possible to contract the flu[…]

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Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18th -24th November 2019

Antibiotics are strong lifesaving medications that fight and prevent infections. Antibiotics do not work against the common cold and flu viruses. Antibiotics only work to treat conditions caused by bacteria, not those caused by viruses. However, despite their potency, antibiotics have limitations and sometimes may kill some protective bacteria and[…]

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World Diabetes Day, November 14th 2019

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization(WHO) in response to growing concerns about the growing health threat posed by diabetes. This day is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin[…]

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2019

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. According to the World Health Organisation: Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in[…]

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Flu Myths and Facts

Many people decide against vaccination after hearing pervasive and damaging myths. Here we dispel the myths in view of extensive scientific research and advice from leading healthcare professionals. Myth – Only old people get flu Fact – Anyone of any age can catch flu, but older people, pregnant women and[…]

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