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02
Jul
2015
Why Is There An 'Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month'?

Cancer directly affects 1 in 3 of us during our lifetime. But did you know that a Black male is three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than a White male? That's a fairly startling stat. And if your race, something completely out of your control, can have such an effect on your health, what can be done about it?

Well, that's what Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month (EMCAM) hopes to address.

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Posted in General Health   |   Written By Sarah   0

30
Jun
2015
The Beautiful Game: Health Benefits Of 5-a-Side Football

This year's Women's World Cup has had the most coverage since female football took to the limelight. Whilst the gap between male and female sports is still monstrously big – not only the coverage, but also the pay cheques - women in the world of football have certainly taught us a thing or three. Regardless of whether or not you know the rules or have never played before, 5-a-side football is the latest craze and you may be surprised at just how good it is for you. Research detailed below has proven that 5-a-side is more beneficial for your health than other more popular forms of fitness, so strap on your shin pads and bend it like Beckham.

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Posted in General Health   |   Written By Sarah   0

25
Jun
2015
Fall In Teen Pregnancies: Is The Internet Responsible?

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teenage pregnancy rates are finally declining. Did you ever think you'd see the day? Whilst we're sure there are many underlying factors associated with the drop, the Internet is thought to be making more of a contribution than you might imagine. The Guardian has reported that the rate of British, as well as American, teenage pregnancies have been declining over the past 20 years, with the accessibility of the internet being a significant influence in educating teens about the perils of having a child so young.

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Posted in Contraception   |   Written By Sarah   0

19
Jun
2015
The Guide to Good Bacteria

Many illnesses and diseases are caused by bacterial infections, which take over healthy cells in the body, causing unsightly symptoms, but are all bacteria bad?

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Posted in General Health   |   Written By Nicola   0
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