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  • skin health

    Skin Health: How Important Is It?

    Skin is the largest organ in the body, not to mention one of the most important. Consisting of three layers—epidermis, dermis and subcutis—skin acts as the first line of defence against injury and infection. It also has a range of functions that are vital in maintaining skin health and overall wellbeing, including: Regulating body temperature…

  • sun protection

    Sun Protection: Are You Using It Right?

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: an annual campaign that promotes the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays to prevent skin cancer. A recent study revealed that people miss 11% of their face when they apply sunscreen and are particularly prone to missing the eyelid area. As the skin of the eyelid is very…

  • National Walking Month

    National Walking Month: How it 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…

  • bad diets

    Are Bad Diets Worse for Our Health Than Tobacco?

    When you think of the ‘nation’s biggest killers’, your first thought probably jumps to cigarettes and alcohol. However, you might be surprised to learn that bad diets could be to blame for more deaths worldwide than either of these habits. A poor diet can lead to obesity, diabetes and other dangerous health conditions, but it…

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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…