It's Christmas

And the Fairy Godmother said "Cinders, you shall go to the Christmas Ball, but you must be home by midnight"
"That's alright" replied Cinderella "That's loads of time to get completely cabbaged"
"Hmm" said the Fairy Godmother "You do know about all about alcoholic units don't you?"
"'Course I do", said Cinderella "One drink equals one unit, right?"
"Oh dear." said the Fairy Godmother. Perhaps you better look at the StudentHealth.co.uk Christmas Special."

Alcohol and drinking - current daily guidelines for sensible drinking
2-3 units or less if you are female and 3-4 units or less if you are male. Refraining on one day should not mean excess on another. If you choose to drink when you're pregnant (or planning to become pregnant), you should consume no more than 1-2 units of alcohol once or twice a week.... [More]

Carbon monoxide poisoning
Students should be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning which still claims the lives of up to 50 people per year and injures four times this number. Some people are left with permanent neurological damage. Diagnosis can be difficult, as symptoms are vague and indistinct. They include.... [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]

Merry Christmas Santa?
Around 3.8 million children in the UK hope Santa will visit this year. With an average of 1.8 children per household that's over 2 million homes for Santa to visit. Most of these homes will leave a glass of brandy or sherry and a mince pie on the mantelpiece for Santa.... [More]

Pulling Crackers
Feeling lucky this Christmas? Got enough mistletoe to snog Canada? Rehearsed your favourite chat-up lines - "can I have your picture so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?". Then all you need to know is how to put a condom on... [More]

Santa’s reflux oesophagitis
After a long night on the town (and country), Santa noticed a burning sensation in the upper abdomen and in the middle of the chest, sometimes up to his throat. It got worse after his evening meal and after bending down and lifting all those presents.... [More]

Santa's Vaccinations
T'was the night before Christmas and Santa was checking his route - Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia...then it hit him. "Oh bugger", he said to Rudolph "I'm going to all these countries and I haven't had me jabs". "... [More]

Student Fire Safety Advice
You’re more likely to be preoccupied with new timetables and getting reacquainted with mates and the student union than worrying about domestic duties such as cleaning rotas, bills or crucially, fire safety.... [More]

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Health Events for December 2014

1 - 7 Anger Awareness Week
1 - 31   Decembeard
1   World AIDS Day
1   International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 



Common Cold:

Catching a cold on your summer break can really put a damper on
your fun in the sun. The common cold is caused by a virus.
Once you’re infected you can’t be “cured” until the virus works itself
of your system. Still, you can use OTC Contac Cold and Flu and
lots of water to treat your symptoms and keep you
on your feet when resting isn’t an option.
 

This Month's Video
Saying No To Drugs

 

 

 

 

 


Getting New Glasses On A Student Budget

Mulitivitamin Guide

Living Healthily off a Student’s Budget

Protecting your ears and avoiding hearing problems

Three reasons why a water cooler is essential to your health

Why Students Should Have Their Eyes Tested

 

 

 

 

 
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