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‘Hot’ topic – Sexual Health Week

Guest blog by Natika Halil,  FPA’s Director of Health and Wellbeing Emergency contraception has been a hot topic since its inception over 40 years ago. Frequently the subject of sensationalist reports, it is the only method that can be used … Continue reading

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‘Counting the Cost’ – Meningitis Awareness Week (15 – 21 September)

Guest Blog by Chris Head, Chief Executive, Meningitis Research Foundation Meningitis kills and seriously disables more young children in the UK and Ireland than any other disease. Young adults are the second highest at risk group but people of all … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence – What’s Your Plan for Vaccination Alex?

Guest Blog by Stuart Carroll, Senior Health Economist and Epidemiologist In under a month’s time, the Scottish people will decide their fate: stay within the United Kingdom or go it alone as an independent country and carve up the Act … Continue reading

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World Humanitarian Day 2014 is today and there are many continuing risks Globally for humanitarian health workers.

Guest blog by Dr Iseult Roche Global action is needed to help protect humanirtarian health workers attempting to deliver aid in areas of conflict and crises. World Humanitarian Day 2014 is set among some of the most difficult and dangerous … Continue reading

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To Get Healthy, Embrace Imperfection

Guest Blog by  Sandy Getzky,  Associate Editor at ProveMyMeds What’s the secret to successfully reaching health and fitness goals? Stop striving for perfection. Aiming to be be perfect might seem like a noble cause, but it’s ultimately a frustrating one that can … Continue reading

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There’s nothing small about a mini-stroke

Guest Blog by Dr Shamim Quadir, Research Communications Manager, Stroke Association In May, the Stroke Association came together with many of the top researchers in the field of mini-stroke and stroke, stroke policy makers, and people who had first-hand experience … Continue reading

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So Dave, What is the Big Idea for the NHS in 2015?

Guest Blog by Stuart Carroll, Senior Health Economist and Epidemiologist It has been a political summer of seismic proportions. We have seen a full scale Cabinet reshuffle complete with promotions and demotions, hirings and firings, and the odd important retirement.   … Continue reading

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Horizon 2020: shaping the future of stroke research

Guest Blog by Dr Gary Randall, European Research Manager at the Stroke Association What is Horizon 2020 you might ask? It’s official description is ‘the biggest European Union Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over … Continue reading

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Accident and Emergency: ‘but not as we know it Jim’

By Gail Beer, Director of Operations at 2020health A recent survey by The National Audit Office found that one person in four is unaware of out-of-hours care offered by GPs and that one person in five in England is unaware … Continue reading

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Do you ‘RESPECT’ your elders?

Guest Blog by Gemma Harling, PR Consultant Everybody is getting older, this is a fact of life, however this does not prevent those in the younger generation from judging the elderly, the term ‘respect your elders’ falling on deaf ears. … Continue reading

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