Posts by DocMehay

Are you aged 15-24?

Get tested! In 2016, over 1.4 million Chlamydia tests were carried out and over 128,000 diagnoses were made amongst young people aged 15-24. Young people age 15-24 experience the highest STI diagnosis rates This is double compared to men aged 25 -59 But it is a whopping seven times compared to women aged 25-29. (Public…

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PrEP is a pill that can PREVENT HIV – enrol in a trial.

PrEP IMPACT Trial announcement: community PrEP advocates from PrEPster and iwantPrEPnow welcomed today’s announcement by NHS England of the launch of the PrEP IMPACT trial.  The IMPACT trial will provide PrEP to 10,000 people in England, with the first clinics in London, Brighton, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield expected to start enrolling participants into the trial…

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Why you should get tested for HIV…

If you feel you are at risk of catching HIV, you should get tested regularly (every 3-6 months).   Why? The test is free. If you are positive, HIV treatment means that you will live a near normal life with near normal life expectancy (in a nutshell – you’re likely to live as long as anyone…

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Want to lose weight? Start eating at the dinner table!

Do you ever eat your breakfast, dinner, lunch or supper whilst watching TV?  Sometimes, most of the time, all of the time?   Did you know that if you do two things at once (for example watching TV and eating dinner) you actually pay less attention to one of them.  And in the case of…

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Cyber Attack on the NHS – what does it mean?

Key messages A number of NHS organisations , including hospitals and GP practices, have been affected by a ransomware attack. This has impacted organisations in different ways. In some cases computers have been infected with the ransomware virus; in other cases, computers/servers/internet connections have been shut down as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread…

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Does your child need help with losing weight?

Is your child overweight? Are you worried about their weight and the future risk to their health? Want to do something about it? Well now you can!  Here is a list of FREE child weight management programmes available in the Bradford area.  Please ring the number below and sign up yourself.   You do not…

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