Listeria Outbreak: Is It Still a Threat?

Listeria is a food-borne bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal upset in healthy people when they have consumed contaminated food. The illness caused by the consumption of this bacteria is called listeriosis. Listeriosis can prove fatal in older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. For this reason, it is important that control measures

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World Blood Donor Day: Who Can Donate?

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). This global event provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations while thanking people who have already donated. Figures from the NHS reveal that the trust needs over 200 000 new donors each year to meet future patient needs. There is currently a countrywide shortage, particularly

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Diabetes Week: The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness of Diabetes and helps fund vital research. The condition is on the rise in the UK, with approximately 3.8 million people now diagnosed. It’s estimated that almost 1 million people are also living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, bringing the total to 4.7 million. By 2030, this is predicted

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Tourettes: What Are the Treatment Options?

One of the most common yet misunderstood disorders around the world is Tourette’s syndrome, also known as ‘TS’. TS is a neurological disorder that can be identified through various symptoms, also known as tics. Tics can take relatively mild, uncomplicated forms or they can be severe. Here’s how to identify the signs of Tourettes, as

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Sexual Dysfunction: Where to Get Advice

Most men and women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Sexual health clinics provide much-needed support in this area, helping to improve wellbeing, strengthen family relationships and treat fertility problems. However, cuts to sexual services could leave thousands without support, leading to further potential problems for the NHS and its patients. About

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