Discussing Screen Time

Our Nation’s Health Survey 2021 shows: Since the first COVID-19 lock-down, 47% of adults report an increase in screen time. Positives of screen time = Supports friendships and connects you to a wider community Encourages creativity and learning Provides entertainment Source of advice Potential negatives of increased screen time =[…]

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Covid-19 Considerations

As we try to find a new normal living with Covid-19 it is important to stay vigilant with regard to risks. The more shops, establishments, events and facilities we visit the higher our risk of exposure to viral spread; particularly if in an enclosed space with asymptomatic carriers. Vaccination helps to[…]

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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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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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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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Are you #CovidFit?

Public Health Gibraltar have launched a new campaign CovidFit, the purpose of which is to ensure the community is best informed about the choices to make when isolating at homes during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For those in lock down, the absence of a daily routine and often extended distance[…]

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