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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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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