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Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18th -24th November 2019

Antibiotics are strong lifesaving medications that fight and prevent infections. Antibiotics do not work against the common cold and flu viruses. Antibiotics only work to treat conditions caused by bacteria, not those caused by viruses. However, despite their potency, antibiotics have limitations and sometimes may kill some protective bacteria and[…]

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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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Supporting Transgender Children (Mermaids), 8th November 2019

Health Promotion was invited to attend one of the several seminars run across the week courtesy of the Mermaids Charity. The well delivered session by Rosy Rowley gave the opportunity to think and discuss what we mean by ‘sex’ ‘gender’ ‘gender identity’ ‘gender expression’ and everything in-between. Rosy highlighted the[…]

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The Happiness Foundation, 16th October 2019

The Health Promotion Team were invited to the launch of the Happiness Foundation Charity on Wednesday 16th October. The Charity was launched by its Patron, His Excellency, the Governor, Lt Gen Ed Davis at the Convent, alongside the UK Patron Levi Roots from Dragons Den. The event was well attended[…]

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2019

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. According to the World Health Organisation: Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in[…]

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Flu Myths and Facts

Many people decide against vaccination after hearing pervasive and damaging myths. Here we dispel the myths in view of extensive scientific research and advice from leading healthcare professionals. Myth – Only old people get flu Fact – Anyone of any age can catch flu, but older people, pregnant women and[…]

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World Heart Day, 29th September 2019

Looking after your heart will make you feel physically healthier and able to enjoy your life to the fullest. To do so means to eat well, exercise regularly, reduce your intake of alcohol and stop smoking (also avoiding exposure to second hand smoke) and avoiding stress. According to the World[…]

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Dyslexia in the Workplace Seminar, 24th September 2019

This seminar on dyslexia and its impact on the work environment was held at John Mackintosh Hall and compèred by Keith Ruiz from GBC. The aim was to promote inclusiveness within the workplace and support people with dyslexia, embracing diversity and effecting change. Key Speakers: His Excellency the Governor of[…]

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World Alzheimer’s Day, 21st September 2019

Raising awareness and challenging stigma September is World Alzheimer’s Month. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21st  September each year.                                                               […]

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Organ Donation Week, 2nd-8th September 2019

Organ Donation Week is an annual campaign held in September every year. The campaign aims to encourage people to join the organ donor register and to share their decision with their families. Being able to donate organs to those who desperately need them is one of the great miracles of[…]

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