Find out more about tuberculosis, the symptoms treatment and how Benenden Health was created to help people suffering with TB back in 1905.
Brain Tumour awareness Month – March 2023
If you are looking for a charity to support this month, why not consider www.braintumourresearch.org, who are holding their Brain Tumour Awareness Month again this year? Launched in 2004 and still going strong, this event was designed to raise awareness and the funding required to continue with vital research. The vision for Brain Tumour Research is clear – to find a cure for all types of brain cancer. How you can get involved in Brain Tumour Awareness Month Friday 31st March 2023 is Wear a Hat Day. Part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month, this is well supported by the charity’s…
What is Burnout?
You will have heard about this condition before, but what is ‘burnout’? The World Health Organisation recognised it as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ in 2019. It is described as a state of both mental and physical exhaustion. Long-term work stress and working in a physically or emotionally draining role for a long period of time is a key factor. What are the common signs of burnout? There are several signs relating to burnout, and these include: Feeling tired or drained A feeling of helplessness and defeat Self-doubt Feeling overwhelmed Having a cynical or negative outlook Unless the underlying issues causing burnout…
What is a Stroke?
Depending on your Health Insurance provider, you may have cover on your policy for rehabilitation once your initial treatment via the NHS has been completed. Insurers such as Vitality Health offer you rehabilitation of up to 21 days following a period on in-patient treatment. AXA Health also cover a short period of rehabilitation on their Business Health, Personal Health, InSpire and Health for You policies.
World Glaucoma week, 8th -14th March 2020
Every year The World Glaucoma Week takes on a common theme and adapts it to local communities. This creates and effective awareness project relevant to the general population. There are many issues that need to be addressed to try and eliminate glaucoma blindness. The earlier the diagnosis in patients the better. The earlier glaucoma is discovered and treated, it is less likely that a person will become blind. World Glaucoma Week aims to alert members of the wider community of the need to have eye checks at regular intervals. Regular eye checks would ensure earlier detection of glaucoma and heighten…
Let’s March it out for prostate cancer
Many men don’t seek help quickly enough because generally men don’t like going to the doctors and because they are often embarrassed.So, let’s break the taboo surrounding prostate cancer and talk about what is beginning to become a common condition.
Raynaud’s Awareness Month February 2020
Raynaud’s Awareness Month is being honoured this February. The Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) charity will be campaigning to continue to help increase awareness and understanding of this condition. They want people to know why it is important that we knows the signs and symptoms. Overview of Raynaud’s Raynaud’s is a common condition. It occurs as a result of the small blood vessels being over-sensitive to even the slightest change in temperature, the cold and sometimes stress. It most commonly affects the hands, feet, fingers and toes. Although there is no cure, there are many steps individuals can take to…
What is a mini-stroke?
A mini-stroke happens when a temporary blockage cuts off the blood supply to part of your brain. The blockage will dissolve on its own or move to let the blood supply return to normal with a mini-stroke.
International Paget’s awareness day 11th January 2020
It can affect one or multiple bones and the most common sites are the spine, skull, pelvis and thigh. The disease results in abnormalities of the normal repair and renewal process. Bone affected by Paget’s could be enlarged and misshapen.
Charles Bonnet Syndrome Day 2017
November 16th 2017 will see the very first Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) awareness day. Approximately half a million people in the United Kingdom living with CBS. The awareness day is aiming to tell everyone about the impact CBS has on people’s lives. SELVIS, KAB, Esme’s Umbrella, Macular Society, London’s ECLOs, Vision UK and others are working together to deliver a Free CBS workshop and networking lunch in London. What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)? Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition that is common amongst people who have lost their sight. It causes you to see things that are not really there…