Health & Wellbeing News

  • Home safety: how to spot risks and prevent accidents
    Most of us spend a lot of time at home and we all want to feel safe there. You can keep yourself from harm by being aware of danger areas and unsafe habits. Independent Age has identified some of the common hazards in your home …more
  • Calderdale women urged to take up breast screening appointments
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and women in Calderdale are being urged to take up their breast screening appointments. Health specialists from the Pennine Breast Screening programme will take up residence at the B&Q …more
  • Cancer Checks: Seek Medical Advice As “Normal”
    Famous faces, including TV chefs Gordon Ramsay, Nadiya Hussein, and actress Emma Thompson are backing a major new campaign urging anyone concerned about cancer to get checked and to keep routine appointments, as new research …more
  • Help for people with a cancer diagnosis from Macmillan
    iHOPE is Macmillan’s online self-management programme (‘Help Overcoming Problems Effectively’) for anyone who’s had a cancer diagnosis, which empowers people living with cancer to manage their health and wellbeing. i The …more
  • Autumn news from Deafblind UK
    Here you can access Deafblind UK’s Autumn update giving you information about the work they do and bringing you closer to people who are living with deafness or blindness. Deafblind UK, is working to improve the lives of …more
  • Fall’s Prevention Week
    Falls prevention week is 1 – 7 October, but falling is something that can happen to us all at any time — miss a step coming off the bus, trip over a shoe lace or lose your balance—we have all been there. However, some …more
  • End of cancer treatment health & wellbeing event: 22 October
    Macmillan Cancer Support are holding a virtual “end of treatment” health & wellbeing event on 22 October to help patients move on and regain health and fitness. The event is on Thursday 22nd October 2020 from 10am …more
  • Free Mental Health Fitness for men: 14 October – 25 November
    The Great Minds project is running FREE mental health fitness sessions for men in Calderdale from 14 October to 25 November. The Great Minds project is a partnership between West Yorkshire & Harrogate Integrated Care System …more
  • The Science of Ageing
    Medical News Today investigates the science of aging and the steps we can take to improve quality of life in later years. This American scientific website has published some interesting research and information about the nature …more
  • Age UK now recruiting telephone friendship volunteers
    Age UK’s Telephone Friendship Service has now re-opened for applications from volunteers. Thanks to the overwhelming response from the general public during the first few months of the national lockdown, Age UK closed its  …more
  • September news from the Macular Society
    The Macular Society’s September e-newsletter is now out and includes the following and more. Vision Express helps raise vital funds to beat macular disease. Vision Express will be donating £3 from every eye test in September, to …more
  • Get Your Winter Flu-Jab Now – NHS capacity increased!
    People are being advised to get a flu jab to help protect against the “double danger” of flu and coronavirus. Research shows people can catch both diseases at the same time and that the combination of illnesses is more dangerous …more
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