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World Heart Day

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet.  World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. This day serves as the perfect platform for[…]

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Stoptober 2020

Stoptober is a reminder for all smokers  to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier. If you are a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you.  Smoking and COVID-19 COVID-19 affects the lungs and airways. Smoking causes[…]

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World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2020

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Suicide is the result of a combination of genetic, psychological, social, cultural and other risk factors, sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss. People who take their own lives represent a heterogeneous group, with unique, complex and multidimensional causal influences that precede their[…]

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Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020

This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Know your numbers! #KYN2020 High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of[…]

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Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses; there are two main types – Types A and Type B. These viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Flu viruses can[…]

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – 25th September 2020

The first ever Coffee Morning took place in 1990as a small affair with a simple idea –  guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective that it was repeated the following year. Since then, Coffee Morning has[…]

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Prevent the spread of COVID-19

Recent evidence from the Campo and the Costa clearly suggests that the coronavirus is being spread at parties, barbeques, family gatherings and, especially, in nightclubs.  Young people are reminded that parties are active breeding grounds for Covid-19 and there is a serious risk that a youngster at a party can[…]

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Plastic face shields are not as effective as masks!

Every time we speak, thousands of aerosol droplets are sprayed into the air in front of us, most of which are invisible to the naked eye. There is now growing evidence that airborne aerosols carrying the coronavirus may play a major role in its spread. Current global guidance suggests that Covid-19 spreads rapidly[…]

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Young people urged to be cautious and protect their families from COVID-19

Recent updates from the World Health Organisation highlight that the demographic of people who are becoming infected with COVID-19 is younger than it was before. With the increase in social activity during the summer months, this trend is clearly present in Spain, where young people have taken to celebrating summer evenings[…]

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Beat Covid App

Beat COVID Gibraltar has been developed by HM GoG and the Gibraltar Health Authority to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep our community safe. The app uses the bluetooth technology on your phone to track other phones you have been in close proximity to. You will[…]

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