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Lauretta is a student nurse specialising in learning disability. After giving birth to her son in 2012, he was diagnosed with a serious metabolic disease and sadly passed away in 2017. During his time, he was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital Read more

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NHS 111 call handler, Ahreni Athessan explains how NHS 111 works and how her job has helped her realise her passion for helping others. Read more

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Patricia Moses from London, mother of three decided that her son, when he was 2 years old should have the flu nasal spray vaccine. She said “When it comes to our children, we all want to protect them as best we can. I received a text from my GP Read more

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Senior Practice Nurse, Maureen James from Gillan House Surgery in London is encouraging all at risk groups from African and Caribbean communities to speak to their GP, pharmacist or midwife before the end of November about the flu vaccine to protect Read more

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - including pricking, piercing and cutting, has lifelong consequences for us all. Read more

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Latty, 14, was inspired by her mother to call for the elimination of FGM.

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Fourteen-year-old Latifatou Compaoré learned the spirit of resistance from her mother. Her mother was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a child in Burkina Faso. “She told me that one of the girls who had been cut the same day as her Read more

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A recent survey reveals that only 16% of adults aged 50 and over in England say they check the colour of their urine every time they go to the toilet, with women being less likely to check every time (12% vs 20% of men). Read more

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Public Health England’s (PHE) latest national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign highlights blood in urine as a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. The campaign encourages everyone to ‘look before they flush’ and visit their GP without delay if Read more

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The campaign, run by NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, will also reach out to African communities, highlighting the vast range of opportunities available in the NHS for potential new recruits. Initially, the campaign puts a Read more

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We are looking for African and Caribbean kidney or bladder cancer survivors to share their story to help others understand the possible signs of these cancers as part of a national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign. Read more

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A new survey reveals that women were more likely to know the three most common signs of a stroke compared to men, despite men being at a higher risk of having a stroke at a younger age than women. Read more

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Many people of African heritage are protected against malaria by inheriting a particular version of a gene, a large-scale study has shown. Read more

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Public Health England’s statistics show that over a third (38%) of first time strokes happen in middle aged adults (between the ages of 40 – 69). More first time strokes are now occurring at an earlier age compared to a decade ago and black people Read more

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Millions of parents in the United Kingdom could get more convenient and timely expert advice if their child has a minor illness by opting to go to their local pharmacist first instead of the GP. Read more

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The black community is being urged to take part in a groundbreaking consultation, which is proposing fundamental changes to help increase the number of organ donors in United Kingdom, and potentially save the lives of hundreds of black people. Read more

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Londoners are being urged to avoid unnecessary trips to Hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) units by getting help from an enhanced National Health Service (NHS) 111 service, which now offers a wider range of clinical services in the capital than ever Read more

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UK-based Consultant Physician and Geriatrician - Dr. Adewale James Alegbeleye has published a book which provides a new dimensional approach to having good health. The book - The 6D of Health, focuses on the six domains of health: Physical, Social, Read more

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Baroness Floella Benjamin and former Holby City star - Chizzy Akudolu are calling on black people of African and Caribbean origin to participate in a new survey by Public Health England (PHE) in conjunction with Black and Asian media, to understand Read more

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Employment Law practitioner - Dr Abbey Akinoshun holds a seminar on 'Avoiding NMC pitfalls' on Saturday 2nd December 2017 in London. Read more

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Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging parents and carers to help protect the three million eligible children from flu this winter. Read more

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