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World Breastfeeding Week, 1st – 7th August 2020

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated annually during 1st – 7th August aims to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding. This event is organised every year by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding around the world. Breastfeeding provides all the nutrition[…]

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World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2020

Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. This condition is usually caused by a viral infection or liver damage as a result of alcohol consumption. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28th July annually on the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus[…]

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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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Bug Busting *Summer Reminder*

Whilst adults will find it easier to maintain social distancing, children are still likely to hug and play closely over summer. It’s good to keep an eye out for itching that may indicate the arrival of some new insect friends: Head lice – small insects that blend with the colour[…]

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Changes to Golden Hour and Silver Time

With the progress of  ‘Unlock the Rock’ to its next phase, there has been a reduction in the uptake of  of some of the venues marked for the Golden Hour and Silver initiative.  Changes introduce as from Monday 22nd June are listed below: Victoria Stadium: Golden Hour will no longer be[…]

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Coming out of Isolation

As lockdown is gradually released, people who have been shielding/self-isolating are still vulnerable and should continue to take precautions if they leave their home. This includes maintaining physical distancing (minimising contact with others by keeping 2 metres apart); and keeping on top of hand/respiratory hygiene. The use of masks is[…]

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COVID-19 – Dexamethasone

The initial clinical trial results from the UK regarding the use of dexamethasone on treating those who are critically ill with COVID-19 are very promising. Dexamethasone is a low-cost steroid that has been in use since the 1960’s to treat a range of conditions including arthritis, severe allergies and certain[…]

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week 15th to 21st June 2020

Cervical Screening week is an annual event that aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health.  What is cervical Screening? Cervical screening (commonly known as the ‘smear test’) involves taking a small sample of cells from the surface of your cervix. The sample is sent to[…]

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Men’s Health Week, 15th – 21st June 2020

Overlapping with father’s day is the annual campaign for Men’s Health. This year the theme is ‘Take Action on Covid-19’ and the Men’s Health Forum (MHF) are emphasizing that men are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as women. The campaign aim is to ensure that men: take action[…]

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