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16 / 02 / 2021

Heart attack signs and what to do

It is important to recognize the signs of a heart attack, which can vary by person. Sometimes a person may have a heart attack without realizing it and not seek the emergency medical care they need. That could lead to lasting heart damage

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16 / 02 / 2021

Cancer is the leading cause of death among people with diabetes in England

Diabetes affects 4.7 million people in the UK, and is caused by the body being unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Around 90 per cent have type 2 diabetes, which is associated with lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure and excess weight.

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16 / 02 / 2021

Why ending FGM advances British interests

For decades, efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) were largely concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the Middle East.

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16 / 02 / 2021

Coronavirus mortality in Africa

Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa have surged by 40% in the last month, pushing Africa’s death toll towards 100 000 since the first reported case on the continent on 14 February 2020. This comes as Africa battles new, more contagious variants and gears up for its largest-ever vaccination drive.

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16 / 02 / 2021

Prostate Cancer myths debunked

As serious as prostate cancer can be, it is also treatable and survivable if detected early enough, so educating men on the condition is important for optimal outcomes.

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16 / 02 / 2021

The impact of Coronavirus on kidney dialysis

When the lockdown was lifted, patients hesitated in going back to the hospitals, fearing that they would contract the virus. As a result, they left their medical conditions untreated for long periods, which in some cases proved to be disastrous.

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15 / 02 / 2021

Hospice Care explained

Hospice is end-of-life care. Many people associate hospice with cancer patients who no longer wish to receive treatment, but hospice care is an option for anyone with 6 months or fewer to live.

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15 / 02 / 2021

Cervical Cancer – the importance of screening

Cervical cancer primarily affects younger women in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and is almost universally driven by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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24 / 01 / 2021

Assessing Differential Impacts of COVID-19 on BAME communities in the United Kingdom

The African Health Organization’s mandate aims to secure health for all, supporting research projects around the world addressing the on-going challenges regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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18 / 01 / 2021

Coronavirus: Graciano Masauso answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines

While impressive, the speed of vaccines has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?
A successful vaccination campaign relies on a large enough group of people getting the vaccine in order to achieve what is known as herd immunity. While that exact number is still unknown, it is estimated the 80-90% of the population must be immune—either by vaccination or prior exposure to the virus—in order to achieve herd immunity. This means it’s extremely important that people feel confident in the vaccines and vaccination process.

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