Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women worldwide. 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis. However, around 1 in 1000 men will also receive a breast cancer diagnosis. Not all breast cancers will be preventable, but there are a[…]

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation following concerns regarding the growing number of global cases and the wider impact on health. This annual campaign aims to improve access to diabetes care and highlight the need for more action to prevent[…]

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International Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week first launched in 2018 builds on Stress Awareness Day which falls on the first Wednesday in November. This week highlights the importance of stress prevention, and encourages the dissemination of information to enable both personal and workplace stress management and well-being. https://isma.org.uk/isma-international-stress-awareness-week

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International Day of Older Persons

This yearly campaign highlights the importance of care and attention to the older generation; it emphasises the expanding contributions of older people in their families and stresses the importance of meeting their needs, rights and preferences. The number of older persons worldwide is set to increase by 56% by 2030,[…]

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is an international awareness day that highlights global efforts to control malaria. Globally, more than 2 million people are infected with malaria each year, and it causes a number of preventable deaths particularly among children below 5 years of age. https://endmalaria.org/worldmalariaday

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No Smoking Day

Smoking is the single greatest preventable cause of death in the world today. No matter how long you’ve smoked for, no matter how many cigarettes you smoke a day, your health will start to improve as soon as you quit. Read more: https://healthygibraltar.org/quit-smoking/

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World Glaucoma Week

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness, but with early treatment damage may be greatly reduced and sight may be saved. The World Glaucoma Association use this awareness week to promote regular testing and get family members of glaucoma patients involved (their risk of getting glaucoma are[…]

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Dealing with uncertainty during COVID-19

Mental health forms a crucial part of our overall health; it includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It is reflected in our thoughts, behaviours and actions, on how we feel and deal with circumstances around us. During this COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to home isolate for long periods,[…]

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World Asthma Day, 7th May 2019

May 7th is World Asthma Day – an annual awareness event supported by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and the World Asthma Foundation. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of asthma and how it affects sufferers.  Asthma is a chronic lung disease which causes breathing difficulties. Asthma is[…]

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