Listeria Outbreak: Is It Still a Threat?

Listeria is a food-borne bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal upset in healthy people when they have consumed contaminated food. The illness caused by the consumption of this bacteria is called listeriosis. Listeriosis can prove fatal in older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. For this reason, it is important that control measures

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Action Mesothelioma Day: Raising Awareness of Symptoms and Treatment

July 5th is Action Mesothelioma Day. This campaign is run by the British Lung Foundation to help find a cure for malignant mesothelioma by raising awareness and fundraising. Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Despite being banned in the UK since 1999, we have one of the highest mesothelioma rates in the world, and more

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Are Fragrances Bad for Health?

Fragrances have become part of everyday life. From spraying air fresheners in our home to using fragranced beauty products and toiletries, it seems we all love to smell good. But could fragrances be bad for our health? It’s no secret that most fragrance products feature artificial ingredients, including chemicals that help to prolong pleasant smells.

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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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Cervical Cancer Screening Tests: Why You Shouldn’t Put Yours Off

The 10th-16th of June marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, an important annual campaign to improve and raise awareness of women’s health issues. While many women feel anxious about attending these appointments, cervical cancer screening saves lives, so putting them off can have dangerous health implications. Find out more about this vital test, including how and

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