How Important Is the Measles Jab in 2019?

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that, in a small number of cases, can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, meningitis or brain inflammation. Although anyone can get measles, it is most common in young children. There is an effective vaccine available which has helped to reduce incidences of measles. It is so

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Arthritis: Can It Be Treated At Home?

The 14th-21st May marks Arthritis Care Awareness Week, a national event that highlights the challenges of this condition and supports people who are suffering. Arthritis affects over ten million people in the UK. It causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in joints, and, although it is more prominent in those aged 40 and over, it affects people

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Minor Head Injuries: What Action to Take

Action for Brain Injury Week begins on the 20th May, providing an important opportunity to raise awareness of minor and major brain injuries. By educating yourself on the latest advice and knowing when to seek help, you can assist those in need and prevent minor head injuries from becoming more serious. Action for Brain Injury

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Is There a Way to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

Millions of people are affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s every year.  These conditions affect the memory and are mainly suffered by older people. At present, there is no cure, but research is ongoing to find ways of preventing dementia. While most of the risk factors are out of your control, there are some things you

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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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