World Stroke Day

Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death.  Research shows that globally 1 in 4 adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. World Stroke Day is an annual global event held on 29th October that focuses on highlighting[…]

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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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World No Tobacco Day 2020

On 31 May 2020 every year, World Health Organisation (WHO)  and  Public Health champions around the world come together to celebrate World No Tobacco Day. This annual campaign emphasizes the achievements and progress made throughout the year towards a tobacco-free world. The theme for 2020 is aimed at protection of[…]

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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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World Diabetes Day 14th November 2018

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign and is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO)[…]

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Rethink Your Drink

Keeping Hydrated With temperatures soaring, it is important to stay hydrated and drinking plenty of water (at least 6 -8 glasses each day) is the best way to prevent several health problems. However, often sweet or fizzy beverages are taken instead of water and it is easy to overlook the amount[…]

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World Hypertension Day, 17th May 2018

World Hypertension Day (WHD) was first inaugurated in May 2005 and is celebrated annually on 17th May. The purpose of this event is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage the prevention and control of hypertension, often referred to as a ‘silent killer’.

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