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  • Type Two Diabetes

    What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can’t work properly, or your pancreas can’t make enough insulin. This means your blood glucose (sugar) levels keep rising. Type 2 diabetes can affect all people, regardless of age. Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes may be…

  • Boost your immunity this winter

    Older people, young children, pregnant women, and those with an underlying health condition are more at risk of serious complications of flu.   The flu vaccine is the best protection from the flu virus. It is more important than ever for people. This year more people are eligible for the free flu vaccine. Protect yourself…

  • Men’s Health

    Let’s talk about men’s health. We should be talking about it all the time, not just in November. However there’s no escaping the increase in men’s facial hair at the moment, predominantly the moustache. If you haven’t already heard of Movember, the chances are you will have come face-to-face with the finished product. The Movember…

  • The ups and downs of blood pressure

    We all have our blood pressure checked at some stage in our lives, but do you know what is actually being measured. Your blood pressure is the strength with which your blood pushes on the sides of your arteries (main blood vessels) as it’s pumped around your body. If the pressure is too high or…

  • The month to think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    October is breast cancer awareness month; a time to get out the pink ribbons, bunting and raise some money for breast cancer charities. It’s an international campaign which started in 1985 to raise awareness of breast cancer and to promote the importance of screening (tests to detect the disease). Now every October, breast cancer charities…