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When was the last time you checked your blood pressure?

Having a simple blood pressure check could save you from suffering – and possibly dying early – from a stroke, heart attack or another chronic condition. May 17th is World Hypertension day with the theme “Know Your Numbers”. Furthermore, the World Hypertension League, together with the International Society of Hypertension is promoting May Measurement Month. […]

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Do you have asthma and don’t know it?

Do you regularly experience breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing? You may be one of the many people that have asthma and are undiagnosed, and therefore untreated. This could be restricting your activities for the rest of your life – and cause death in the event of a sudden, severe attack. World Asthma Awareness Day, […]

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Vaccinations save lives

Routine childhood immunisation is probably the most important reason why, across the world, the death rate amongst pre-school children has been greatly reduced over the past number of decades. The aim of World Immunisation Week from 24-30 April is to promote the use of vaccines, which are cost-effective and successful in preventing communicable diseases that […]