What is TB? Understanding Tuberculosis

March 24th is World Tuberculosis Day: a day dedicated to increasing people’s understanding of tuberculosis (TB) and raising awareness. TB is a serious condition that kills 4,500 people worldwide each day. While TB is rare in the UK, thanks to a crucial vaccination programme, it is still prevalent in many other parts of the world. Let’s

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Understanding Epilepsy: What You Need to Know

March 26th is Epilepsy Awareness Day: an important day for understanding epilepsy and raising awareness. With more than 87 people diagnosed with epilepsy each day, this condition is more common than people think and can seriously impact the lives of those affected. With the right treatment, however, people with epilepsy can experience fewer symptoms and live

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How Important is Hydration to Your Overall Health?

We’re often told to drink more and stay hydrated throughout the day, but how important is it really? Nutrition and Hydration Week (11th – 17th March) is a good time to learn about the benefits of staying hydrated. Being hydrated helps your body and mind work to the best of their ability, and when you’re

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​UK Flu Crisis: Why Your Flu Jab Is Important

​Flu causes misery to people every year, but you can reduce your chances of catching flu this winter through having a flu jab. With reports saying that flu jab uptake was low last year, now is a good time to get a flu jab and help prevent a UK flu crisis. Getting your flu jab

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​How the Government Plans to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

​The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. It is hoped that changes to funding as well as continued efforts to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed to patients will help to reduce the problem. But how will the plans be put in place and what role

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