Physical Activity

Earth Hour Day, 26th March 2022

Earth Hour is an annual campaign marked at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March. Supporters in countries across the globe unite, taking action on and raising awareness on the issues facing our collective home. This year’s theme is: ‘For us and Future Generations….’ It  seeks to inspire more[…]

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Better Health Obesity Campaign 2022

Public Health England’s ‘Better Health’ campaign returns in January 2022 with positive and motivating messages for us to take action and improve our health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO): Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity[…]

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World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The campaign aims to drive global efforts to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.[…]

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Our Nation’s Health – Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021

Our Nation’s Health Public Health Gibraltar is pleased to release  findings from the 2021 Health and Lifestyle Survey: Our Nation’s Health. The survey serves as a continuation from those carried out in 2008 and 2015, allowing further insights on the general well-being of the people of Gibraltar. It has also provided the[…]

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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 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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Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020

This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Know your numbers! #KYN2020 High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of[…]

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Obesity and COVID-19

New PHE report confirms that excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 A new report from Public Health England highlights that people with COVID-19 who are living with overweight or obesity, are at notably increased risk of serious COVID-19 complications and death.The report also emphasises[…]

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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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