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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Diabetes Week: The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness of Diabetes and helps fund vital research. The condition is on the rise in the UK, with approximately 3.8 million people now diagnosed. It’s estimated that almost 1 million people are also living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, bringing the total to 4.7 million. By 2030, this is predicted

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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

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Sexual Dysfunction: Where to Get Advice

Most men and women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Sexual health clinics provide much-needed support in this area, helping to improve wellbeing, strengthen family relationships and treat fertility problems. However, cuts to sexual services could leave thousands without support, leading to further potential problems for the NHS and its patients. About

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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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