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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Action Mesothelioma Day: Raising Awareness of Symptoms and Treatment

July 5th is Action Mesothelioma Day. This campaign is run by the British Lung Foundation to help find a cure for malignant mesothelioma by raising awareness and fundraising. Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Despite being banned in the UK since 1999, we have one of the highest mesothelioma rates in the world, and more

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Are Fragrances Bad for Health?

Fragrances have become part of everyday life. From spraying air fresheners in our home to using fragranced beauty products and toiletries, it seems we all love to smell good. But could fragrances be bad for our health? It’s no secret that most fragrance products feature artificial ingredients, including chemicals that help to prolong pleasant smells.

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What Your Nails Say About Your Health

Did you know that your nails can provide insight into your overall health? Your nail health reflects what is happening in the rest of your body and can help you identify and manage certain health problems. While many nail problems are minor and don’t necessarily indicate significant medical concerns, there are some exceptions. Types of

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Breathe Easy Week: Do You Need to Get Your Breath Checked?

Breathe Easy Week is being celebrated between the 17th and 23rd of June this year. It is the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) annual awareness week to promote the importance of lung health and inform people about the risks of lung disease. Efficient lungs support a healthy body Lungs are vital organs tasked with bringing oxygen into the body

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