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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Smokers and drinkers

    Smokers and Drinkers To Receive Help To Quit

    Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures…

  • bowel cancer in young people

    Why Is Bowel Cancer On The Rise Amongst Young People?

    It’s the second biggest cause of cancer deaths in the UK, and it’s thought that up to half of cases are preventable, however bowel cancer is on the rise amongst young people – where it is also at its most aggressive. What’s the reason behind bowel cancer in young people, and could there be ways to…

  • Blood cancer

    Blood Cancer Awareness Month – What You Need To Know

    September is blood cancer awareness month. The chances are you are not sure what blood cancer is, or how to spot it. But in the UK alone, around 104 people are diagnosed with some form of blood cancer every day. You may know blood cancer by another name – leukaemia. Perhaps you are more aware of this disease,…