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Staying healthy at work

Published: October 23, 2015

Many of our waking hours are spent at work, meaning the workplace environment can play a big part in our health and wellbeing. Did you know around 131 million working days were lost through absences due to sickness or injury in 2013? To stay healthy and avoid work-related illnesses, a number of steps and recommendations can […]

World TB Day

Published: October 23, 2015

With one third of the world’s population infected with tuberculosis (TB), it is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer. Although not as common in the UK, Birmingham has one of the highest rates of TB in the country and the disease is on the increase in the city, with around 400 cases diagnosed […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Published: October 23, 2015

Did you know prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males with 119 men diagnosed every day in the United Kingdom? March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month aiming to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms to look out for. Prostate Cancer UK have already teamed up with The Football League to help promote […]

Rare Disease Day

Published: October 23, 2015

Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year aiming to raise awareness of rare diseases and improve access to treatment for individuals who have rare diseases and their families. It has been eight years since Rare Disease Day was first celebrated and this year’s theme is ‘Living with a Rare […]

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

Published: October 23, 2015

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM is just around the corner aiming to raise awareness of female genital mutilation and promote its eradication. Estimates suggest that about 20,000 girls, aged 15 or under and living in the UK, are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 66,000 women are also living with the after effects. […]

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Published: October 23, 2015

Every day in the United Kingdom, nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease (source: Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust). Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women aged 35 or under. With Cervical Cancer Prevention Week almost here, this is an ideal time to […]

How to lose weight

Published: October 23, 2015

2015 is just around the corner and it is almost that time of year again where after much Christmas indulgence, people will be making New Year’s resolutions. One of the most common resolutions made is to lose weight. Did you know being overweight can lead to health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes […]

How to beat bowel cancer

Published: October 23, 2015

Around one in twenty people living in the United Kingdom will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime (source: www.nhs.uk). The sooner bowel cancer is detected before symptoms come about, the better the chances are of recovering from the disease. It is the second common cause of cancer death in the United Kingdom and is a term […]

How to prevent norovirus

Published: October 23, 2015

Winter is here and it is that time of year again where norovirus is more common. Did you know between 600,000 and 1 million people living in the UK catch the disease every year (source: www.nhs.uk)? Norovirus can affect people of all ages and is highly contagious. The virus can easily be spread through direct […]

Living with HIV

Published: October 23, 2015

Did you know Birmingham has one of the highest rates of undiagnosed HIV outside London? One in five people living in the UK are unaware they are carrying the infection (source: Saving Lives). HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus most commonly caught by having sex without a condom. It can also be passed on by […]

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