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Be Clear On Cancer

If you've had a cough for three weeks or more, it could be a sign of lung disease, including cancer. Finding it early makes it more treatable. So don't ignore it, tell your doctor. If you get out of breath doing things you used to be able to do, it could be a sign of lung or heart disease, or even cancer. Finding it early makes it more treatable. So don't ignore it, tell your doctor. #BeClearOnCancer #askyourpharmacist

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Added: 2017-05-18
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Five lifestyle changes to help keep your kidneys functioning well, including staying hydrated and eating healthily.

Kidneys are vital to your overall health, so it's important to look after them. Five simple lifestyle steps can help you keep them in good shape.

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Added: 2017-03-10
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10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking.

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Added: 2017-03-09
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ACT F.A.S.T. IF YOU THINK SOMEONE IS HAVING A STROKE

What is a stroke? A stroke is a serious illness that stops your brain working properly. A stroke can affect how people look, talk, walk or use other parts of their body. If you think someone is having a stroke, you should phone 999 and ask for an ambulance straight away. It is very important they get help right away as they are more likely to get better.

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Added: 2017-01-30
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"Know your Lemons"

We think we know what the signs of breast cancer are, until it comes to checking our own breasts - then we're not so sure. Is that a lump I can feel? Should I be worried about the dimpled skin there? What exactly am I feeling for? Those were the concerns of Corrine Beaumont, a young designer, who created the 'Know Your Lemons' campaign, which has been shared more than 32,000 times on Facebook in the past few days. She lost both her grandmothers to breast cancer at the ages of 40 and 62 and when she found very little information on the signs of breast cancer to look out for, she felt compelled to come up with a solution. Lemons became her stand-in metaphor for breasts as she tried to create a simple, visual way of showing what breast cancer symptoms can look and feel like. Corrine describes the egg box of lemons as a playful, friendly image which might help women overcome their fear of the disease. "Some patients don't want to talk about breasts or look at them," she says. "Often women used in campaigns don't look like ordinary women - but even those with little literacy can understand this."

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Added: 2017-01-19
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Change4Life

Change4Life campaign urges parents to Be Food Smart and take more control of their children's diets. A new Be Food Smart app has been developed to highlight just how much sugar, saturated fat and salt can be found in everyday food and drink that their children consume.

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Added: 2017-01-17
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