Category Archives: Health awareness

Valneva launches innovative programme to improve the availability of comprehensive health services for UK travellers

LONDON – A significant proportion of people from the United Kingdom currently seek no health advice before travelling abroad due to a lack of awareness of, and access to, comprehensive health support. So today, as part of their on-going investment in the UK travel health sector, Valneva UK Limited is announcing the imminent launch of the VIP (Valneva in Partnership) programme, an all-inclusive programme of tools, assets and resources carefully designed to support pharmacies to offer a comprehensive travel health service.

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Child Safety Week – Fractures

As part of Child Safety Week, we are sharing some first aid advice for children so you can always be prepared, just in case.

A fracture is another word for a broken bone and are pretty common in children. The tricky part is how do you know whether you have broken a bone or just have a soft tissue injury? The honest answer is, that unless the bone is sticking out, or the limb is at a very peculiar angle, the only way to know for sure that a bone is broken is to have an X-ray.

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Melanoma – reduce your risks

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Around 14,500 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the UK each year, making it the 5th most common cancer in the UK. The main cause is too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or sunbeds. In the UK, more than 8 in 10 cases could be prevented through enjoying the sun safely and avoiding using sunbeds.

As we approach warmer weather, let’s just remind ourselves using the 5 S’s of how to stay safe in the sun.

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