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Staying healthy during Ramadan The Islamic month of Ramadan is expected to begin on or around Tuesday 15 May this year, subject to the sighting of the new moon, and will run for 30 days. You can read more about it in our Ramadan health factsheet.
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April is bowel cancer awareness month which is a fantastic annual opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer and help make a difference. This year Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK have merged to form the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity, with the aim of preventing as many deaths as possible associated with bowel cancer patients.
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This April is stress awareness month and the primary purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness for stress a very common experience and most of us will go through stress at some point in our lives. Around 85% of UK adults are experiencing stress regularly. It is important to raise awareness so people understand stress and can deal with stress.
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This year Parkinson’s Awareness Month will be April. This is an annual opportunity to come together and raise awareness of Parkinson’s across the UK. World Parkinson’s will be taking place on Thursday 11th April 2019 and this will be a global effort to raise awareness of Parkinson’s.
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World Kidney Day 2019

14 Mar 2019

World Kidney Day will be held on Thursday 14th March 2019 and it is an annual global health awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and kidney associated health problems.
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Nutrition and Hydration Week will be held on Monday 11th March 2019 until Sunday 17th March 2019 with the primary focus on highlighting, promoting and celebrating improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. Read on to find out more about the campaign...
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Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England. But #cervicalscreening can stop cancer before it starts, so don't ignore your invite. And if you're overdue, book at appointment at your doctors today. More info: http://nhs.uk/cervicalscreening … #CervicalScreeningSavesLives
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Although know your numbers week is mainly based around blood pressure raising awareness of high blood pressure. We have decided to put together a blog based on the following body temperature, respiration rate, cholesterol levels, and pulse rates which are vital sign numbers that are also important to keep an eye on and check regularly to ensure your body is functioning correctly.

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June is Scleroderma Awareness Month hosted by SRUK, with joining organisations from around the world to increase awareness of this rare autoimmune condition scleroderma. The purpose of this campaign is to help raise awareness and provide support for people who are living with scleroderma as well as knowing the signs of scleroderma and prevention investing in a cure.
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Panic attacks are a type of fear response. They're an exaggeration of your body's normal response to danger, stress or excitement. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear. A panic attack is an intense wave of fear characterized by its unexpectedness and debilitating, immobilizing intensity.
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