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Look after your health this summer

Bright, hot summer days are here and many are enjoying the holidays especially after a long period of restrictions and lockdowns. There are picnics & parties, beaches & barbeques and much more… While we enjoy the summer, it is, however, important to be mindful that temperatures can get dangerously high,[…]

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World Well-Being Week, 2021

World WellBeing Week falls during the last week of June every year and aims to provide the global opportunity to promote an overall awareness for the wide-ranging aspects of wellbeing, including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental wellbeing.  World WellBeing Week originated in Jersey, Channel Islands in 2019[…]

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Men’s Health Week 15th-21st June 2021

Men are often reluctant to seek help for stress and other health and mental health conditions, this leads to a degree of under recognized health disparity. Men’s Health Week focuses on bringing awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately, getting them to become aware of problems they may have[…]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness is about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.  Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event in the UK started by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation sets a theme; the theme[…]

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World Asthma Day, 5th May 2021

 World Asthma Day (WAD)is celebrated annually to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognizes that asthma is of major public health importance. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage the condition and reduce/ prevent severe asthma exacerbations with adequate support and treatment. This[…]

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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 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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World Cancer Day, 4th February

Cancer is a term used for a large group of different diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumours and invading nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system[…]

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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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Stay Safe this Christmas

With the Christmas and New Year holiday period fast approaching, Public Health Gibraltar re-enforces its advice on staying safe by: Maintaining hand and respiratory hygiene Wearing masks/face coverings as advised Avoiding crowded areas Maintaining recommended physical distancing guidelines As with all festive bank holidays, there will be a limited number[…]

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