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Youth Day, 7th April 2019

Health Promotion focused on healthy relationships, reducing risk and boosting self esteem. Visitors were able to avail themselves of resources on display and were encouraged to describe “One thing I like about myself…”. It was surprising to see that most participants found it difficult to think of at least one[…]

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World Kidney Day, 14th March 2019

Health Promotion supported an event to highlight kidney health awareness organised by the Gibraltar Dialysis Patients and Friends Group at Westside School on Thursday 14th March. Discussions and dissections formed the core theme of the event Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to a progressive loss in kidney function over a[…]

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Keep antibiotics working is the message from Public Health England!

Our time with antibiotics is running out. Antibiotics are a type of drug classed as antimicrobials that are used in treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. They may kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when taken inappropriately.

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Mindful Eating at Christmas

Winter is a time for celebration and certainly indulging in a variety of  food and drink . High fat nibbles and party food can be tempting, easy to pick at and often make up the equivalent of a full meal in calories (for example sausage rolls, cheesy bites, or cold[…]

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More Champion Testimonials – Bowel Screening

Richard Cartwright – 13.12.18 “I suppose it goes without saying you should look after your health at any age. However many ailments seem to manifest themselves later in life such as bowel problems and others in that area, especially in men: bowel cancer, prostate issues etc. I understand are more[…]

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CHAMP about town! – Winter Review 2018

CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-agency Programme) launched its winter phase of planned events on Saturday 8th December at Casemates Square. The programme led by local professionals from across Health, Social Care, Education, Public Health, Sports and Leisure, Youth and Culture, along with local businesses and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) aims to[…]

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World Aids Day, 1st December 2018

Today marks World AIDS Day, an annual campaign where people across the world hold events to raise awareness about HIV. This year marks the day’s 30th anniversary, highlighting the significant progress made towards the treatment of HIV and the reduction of deaths from AIDS since 1988.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 12-18th November 2018

Theme: Change Can’t Wait. Our Time with Antibiotics is Running Out Once again the November campaign is striving to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance. World antibiotic awareness week encourages best practice among the general public, health workers and policy makers, with the intention of preventing the further emergence and[…]

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World Diabetes Day 14th November 2018

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign and is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO)[…]

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