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]

Genital herpes
A virus called herpes simplex causes genital herpes. There are two types of herpes simplex, type 1, and type 2. Type 1 is the main cause of cold sores around the nose and mouth, and type 2 is mainly responsible for genital herpes. However, the two types are very similar and it is possible for infection to spread from mouth to genital area, and vice versa. This could happen during oral sex.... [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
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Health Events for September 2014

 

1 - 30   Blue September
1 - 30   Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
1 - 30    CMT Awareness Month (Charcot-Marie-Tooth)
6   Fibromyalgia Awareness Week
7 - 13   Migraine Awareness Week
8   Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders National/International Awareness Day
10   World Suicide Prevention Day
13 - 21   National Eczema Week
14 - 20   Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week
14   World Lymphoma Day
15 - 21   Balance Awareness Week
15 - 19   BLS Lymphoedema Awareness Week
15 - 21   Know Your Numbers! (National Blood Pressure Testing Awareness Week)
15 - 21   Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week
15 - 21    Meningitis Awareness Week
15 - 21    Sexual Health Week
19   Jeans For Genes Day
20   World Alzheimer’s Day
22 - 26   European Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
22 - 28   National Eye Health Week
22 - 26   National Work-Life Week
22 - 28   World Reflexology Awareness Week
24   International Ataxia Awareness Day
25   World Contraception Day
26   World's Biggest Coffee Morning
27   World Rabies Day
28 - Oct 4   Testosterone Deficiency Awareness Week
28   World Heart Day
30 - Oct 31   Breast Cancer Awareness Month
30   International Day of Older Persons
30 - Oct 31   Lupus Awareness Month
30 - Oct 31   Pituitary Awareness Month
30 - Oct 31   Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
30 - Oct 31   Stoptober



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.
 

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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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