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World Health Day, 7th April 2022

World Health Day is a global observance of health as a human right. This day was inaugurated in 1950 to celebrate achievements and generate awareness regarding specific health themes. Everyone, from healthcare professionals and policymakers to families and individuals of all ages, has a role to play in global health.[…]

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Autism Awareness Month, April 2022

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. Autism has many subtypes that are influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths[…]

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World Oral Health Day, 20th March 2022

Good oral hygiene is linked to general well-being.  It helps prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, studies link oral health- particularly periodontal (gum) disease- to the increased risk of various chronic conditions; including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. How can I improve my oral health?  Brush for[…]

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World Hearing Day, 3rd March 2022

This World Hearing Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stresses the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing across the life course. This year’s theme for the awareness campaign is quite aptly “To hear for life, listen with care”. A person is said to have hearing[…]

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How is loudness measured? What is a dB?

The unit of measurement used to express the intensity of a sound is the decibel (dB). The intensity of sound and the duration of exposure to the sound contribute to the overall sound energy level to which an individual is exposed. An individual’s risk of losing their hearing depends on how[…]

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, which results in damage to the retina, a light-sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eye that converts light into electrical signals, which the brain converts into the images we see. The retina needs a constant supply of blood, which it[…]

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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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Yr2022 – Government Press Releases related to COVID-19

Scroll down or click on the relevant month: January February March April May May May 11th – 332/2022 – GHA announces internal review of waiting times May 4th – 314/2022 – World Hand Hygiene Day May 3rd – 309/2022 – HMGoG Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2022/23 April April 23rd[…]

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Dry January 2022

The Dry January campaign is a campaign that promotes a month free of alcohol; and was initiated in 2013 with approximately 4,000 people taking part. The campaign has continued to grow with around 130,000 taking part in 2021. Many of us drink to relax, socialise or celebrate. However, before we[…]

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Yellow card scheme

The Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site is used to report suspected side effects to the vaccine, or medicines used to treat a COVID-19 infection. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) request that all suspected side effects to COVID-19 vaccines are reported, as this helps to provide prompt investigation[…]

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