Feed Me!

Fed up with burger and chips yet? Can't face another pot noodle? Planning a monster feed when you get home? Then it's probably time to start cooking for yourself. Have a look at NHS 5 a day (that's fruit and veg not pints) for some tips on how to eat well on a budget. We've also included an article on diarrhoea and vomiting just in case your culinary attempts go the way of the pear.


If you're a fresher then this Fresherís Survival Guide could well save you a lot of grief and this article and video on Gas Safety is a must for all students.

Campylobacter (Diarrhoea and vomiting)
An infection with campylobacter causes a gastroenteritis (commonly known as diarrhoea and vomiting).... [More]

Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates should provide around 50% of your energy requirements and are therefore a very important part of your diet.... [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]

Dietary advice on iron intake
Insufficient iron in your diet, is one of the causes of anaemia. Iron is needed to make haemoglobin, which is contained in your red blood cells. It carries the oxygen to the cells in your body where it is needed to produce energy. If you do not have enough iron, there is insufficient haemoglobin to take oxygen to the tissues of your body. Common symptoms of anaemia include tiredness, dizzy spells, shortness of breath and palpitations... [More]

Enjoy eating a healthy diet and entertaining
Thereís no better way to make new friends than to offer them food. If you can get everyone invited to throw in a few quid, (or bribe them to wash up), itís cheap and fun and you get the satisfaction of knowing that you and your pals eat well at least once in the term... [More]

Ensuring students are under no illusions when it comes to gas safety
Itís that time of year again, thousands of students across the country are moving into their new houses for the start of the new university year. However, not all digs are up to scratch and many students are more concerned about where their next pint is coming from rather than how safe their new pad is.... [More]

Healthy eating
Britain has one of the highest incidences of heart disease in Europe. This is principally due to our diet. If you want to protect your heart and reduce the risk of other illnesses, some fairly simple changes to your diet could be of significant benefit.... [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]

Student Fire Safety Advice
Youíre 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 October 2014

Sep 30 - Oct 31   Lupus Awareness Month
Sep 30 - Oct 31   Pituitary Awareness Month
Sep 30 - Oct 31   Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
Sep 30 - Oct 31   Stoptober
1    International Walk to School Month
1 - 31    Make a Difference Month
1 - 31    National Cholesterol Month
1 - 31    Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Month
6 - 10    Back Care Awareness Week
7    Bipolar Awareness Day
9    World Mental Health Day
9    World Sight Day
11    World Arthritis Day
11    World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
12 - 18    Dyspraxia Awareness Week
13 - 20    Face Your Fears Week
14    Global Hand Washing Day
15    Baby Loss Day
18    Arthritis Research UK National Arthritis Week
19    World Osteoporosis Day
20 - 26    Indoor Allergy Week
20 - 26    Parents' Week
21    International Stammering Awareness Day
24    Wear it Pink
29    World Psoriasis Day
31    National Bug Busting Day

 



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
Eating Well on a Budget

 

 

 

 

 


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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