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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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Approved Rapid Antigen tests

Robust testing strategies are an essential part of being prepared and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test remains the ‘gold standard’ for COVID-19 diagnosis, rapid antigen tests/ Lateral Flow tests (LFTs) detect the presence of viral proteins (antigens) and help increase our testing capacity;[…]

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Covid-19 PCR Testing Facilities – Travel Certification

If you wish to arrange a Covid-19 PCR Travel Certificate test in Gibraltar, you may contact: Maritime Medical Services LtdEmail: info@mms.gi 24/7 Office: +350 22502248Port Doctor: +350 22502038 ; Backup Mob: +350 54075070 [Please note Travel Certificates are no longer available through Public Health/ the Gibraltar Health Authority].

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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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No Smoking Day, 9th March 2022

No Smoking Day is held annually on the second Wednesday of March. The day is highlighted as a time to reach out to friends or family members who suffer from nicotine addiction and encourage them to quit. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness worldwide. Smoking increases[…]

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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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World Cancer Day, 4th February 2022

Cancer has remained one of the consistent top three causes of death in Gibraltar. Lung, breast and bowel cancer the most common forms detected. It is important to emphasize that not all cancers are inevitable, many cases may be prevented entirely. Factors that increase our chances of developing cancer include:[…]

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Pregnancy and COVID-19

Current evidence suggests that pregnant women are no more likely to catch COVID-19 than other healthy adults, and two thirds of pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 will show no symptoms at all. There is growing evidence that pregnant women that do contract COVID-19 may be at increased risk of[…]

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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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COVID-19 Gibraltar Figures 2022

January February March April May June June 30th June: 16th June: 9th June: May 31st May: 26th May: 19th May: 12th May: 5th May: April 28th April: 21st April: 14th April: 7th April: Week commencing 4th April Civil Contingencies advise change to Covid-19 Statistics reporting, with weekly reports being released[…]

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