Autumn Term

For most of you the Autumn term has begun or is about to. And what have you got to look forward to this term? Late nights out having fun, deadlines approaching like express trains, early morning classes, falling asleep during lectures...and that's just the lecturers. Still, keep this quote in mind and life will seem so much more fluffy and warming.
"If you took all the students that fell asleep in class and laid them end to end...they'd be a lot more comfortable."

Atopic eczema and dermatitis
Eczema and dermatitis are really just different words for the same condition. The main characteristics are of an inflammation of the skin, usually associated with dryness, with skin scales present. The rash is very often itchy, and although it can happen anywhere on the body, common sites include the scalp, behind the knees and the sides of the elbows. It is in the same class of illnesses as asthma and hayfever, and if you or your family members have these conditions, you will be more likely than others to develop eczema.... [More]

Crabs - Pubic Lice
Pubic lice is most commonly a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by close contact without full sexual intercourse.
The insect (Phthirus pubis) has claws and resembles a crab. It uses the claws to grip onto the pubic hair. The lice can also be found on other any body hair eg the armpits, chest, beard, thighs and even the eyelashes.... [More]

How to use a condom
Tear one corner of the foil wrapper and squeeze the opposite end to remove the condom. Although strong, condoms can be torn by sharp fingernails or jewellery, so take extra care when handling them.... [More]

Meningitis - commonly asked questions
What are the symptoms to watch for, with meningitis? How common is the organism that causes meningitis? What causes some people to become very ill from this organism?... [More]

Migraine
Migraine is an intense headache which is usually one-sided, throbbing, or pulsating in nature and is commonly associated with nausea, vomiting and a dislike of light and sound. It can be preceded by an aura, which usually consists of some visual disturbance. This can include bilateral flashing lights, tunnel vision or black spots throughout the visual fields. There can be other neurological symptoms including numbness of the face, lips, arms and legs, usually one-sided and there can be disturbance of speech and sometimes weakness of one side of the body... [More]

Travel advice for diabetics
The rise in long haul travel poses some difficulty for diabetics. Travelling across time zones means that your insulin requirements may change and you might need to take more care with your diet and fluid intake. The following tips should be of use... [More]

 

 

 


Health Events for September 2016

1 - 30 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
1 - 30 CMT Awareness Month (Charcot-Marie-Tooth)
1 - 30 Sickle Cell Awareness Month
1 - 30 Vascular Disease Awareness Month
4 Migraine Awareness Week
5 National Transplant Week
9 Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
10 World Suicide Prevention Day
12 Balance Awareness Week
12 Know Your Numbers!
12 Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week
12 Sexual Health Week
15 World Lymphoma Day
18 Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week
19 European Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
19 - 23 European Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
19 Meningitis Awareness Week
19 National Eye Health Week
21 World Alzheimer’s Day
23 Jeans For Genes Day
25 International Ataxia Awareness Day
26 World Contraception Day
28 World Rabies Day
29 World Heart Day
30 World's Biggest Coffee Morning

 

 


 

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