Today (19th November 2020) is International Men’s Day, an annual event to celebrate men’s contributions to society as well as raise awareness for men’s issues. This year’s theme is “Better health for men and boys”, raising awareness for both men’s physical and mental health. Currently,
Today is World Diabetes Day, created to raise awareness for diabetes across the world. Around 700 people are diagnosed every day in the UK, that’s 1 person every 2 minutes! This shows how prominent the condition is in the UK, and how important it is
From Thursday 5th November 2020 the UK will be entering a second lockdown. Currently, the number of adults experiencing some form of depression during the pandemic has almost doubled from before, going from 9.7% to 19.2%. Proving how much of an impact the pandemic is
On Tuesday we were fortunate enough to be invited to a Webinar hosted by Parkinson’s UK to understand more about diversity and inclusion for people with the condition. Unfortunately, many people with Parkinson’s are discriminated against in various ways including day to day life but
We were very fortunate to virtually meet Emily and find out more about her story of being diagnosed in 2019 to being involved in trekking across the Sahara Desert with other ‘Boobettes’ For Coppafeel!, a well-known breast cancer awareness charity in the UK. Emily describes
Unfortunately, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, getting seen by doctors and having a full examination can be difficult. GP’s have to try to maintain social distancing, and have to minimise contact as much as possible. Furthering this, many other medical treatments associated with cancer have
The Wanted star Tom Parker recently opened up about his terminal brain tumour diagnosis. In an emotional post on Instagram on the 12th October 2020, Tom and his wife Kelsey have shared the difficult news. Kelsey and Tom Parker plan to fight this together as
An incredible documentary by Strictly professional dancer Amy Dowden aired on BBC one Wales on Thursday 15th October 2020, detailing her inspirational journey with Crohn’s disease. After first having symptoms as a child, she wasn’t officially diagnosed until she was 19. This can be a
We are currently facing a second wave of Coronavirus throughout the nation and for those of us who received letters in March being told to shield, the new tier system has left a lot of uncertainty. The latest guidance for those in the ‘clinically extremely
With 46,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year in England, it’s important to know how to prevent this life-threatening condition. We recently completed Breast Cancer UK’s Interactive Quiz for breast cancer awareness month, and the results were very thought-provoking. Throughout the quiz, it details
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