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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How Carers Can Stay Healthy and Connected

Today, many unpaid carers are not receiving the advice and support they need. Some people don’t even realise they’re classed as carers, even though they are solely responsible for another person’s wellbeing. Taking place between 10-16 June 2019, Carers Week aims to raise awareness for carers of all ages and backgrounds. The main incentive is

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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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National Walking Month: How Walking Boosts Health

Warmer weather and lighter evenings provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate May as National Walking Month and get more active. Walking is fun, free and doesn’t require any specialist equipment or training. Walking and being active in general helps to improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce risk factors for disease, such as: Cholesterol High blood pressure

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How Important Is the Measles Jab in 2019?

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that, in a small number of cases, can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, meningitis or brain inflammation. Although anyone can get measles, it is most common in young children. There is an effective vaccine available which has helped to reduce incidences of measles. It is so

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