Rare disease day 2024
Rare Disease Day 2024: A spotlight on lysosomal storage disorders

What is Rare Disease Day? Rare Disease Day represents the global movement aiming to improve equity in healthcare, social opportunity, and diagnostic and therapeutic access for the estimated 300 million people living with a rare disease worldwide [1]. Celebrated on the last day of February each year (the rarest day for leap years, such as …

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Shining a light on inspirational women in science

  At Porterhouse, as a global agency delivering insight-driven healthcare communication services, we understand that to have a positive impact on the lives of patients and healthcare professionals, it’s essential to have a diverse workforce that represents the world that we live in. We are proud therefore to support International Women and Girls in Science …

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Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together

  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to consume the world’s attention and resources, a looming and burgeoning global catastrophe is emerging alongside: antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or ‘the silent pandemic’. What are antimicrobials and AMR? Antimicrobials are drugs that are prescribed to prevent and treat infectious diseases. Antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics are collectively referred to …

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Cost-free tips for looking after your mental health

  Today is World Mental Health Day. The theme for World Mental Health Day this year is “Mental Health is a universal right” – which serves as an important reminder that mental health is not a privilege but a basic human right, accessible to all.   [1] However, in a world where the pressures and stresses …

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World Heart Day | Painting a Heart-Healthy Future

  Each year, cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims approximately 19 million lives, solidifying its position as the world’s leading cause of death (and the second biggest in the UK) [1]. The impact of CVD goes beyond the loss of lives; it also puts a significant financial strain on nations. In the UK alone, CVD-related expenses reach an …

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4 photos of Porterhouse Medical employees dressed in denim to support the Jeans for Genes initiative and raise awareness for genetic disorders
Why is Porterhouse rocking denim to support Jeans for Genes?

  Jeans for Genes is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with a genetic disorder. This important initiative encourages children and adults to wear jeans to school and the workplace in exchange for a small donation. The money raised funds projects that make a tangible difference …

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Going green at Porterhouse: Small steps on becoming kinder to our planet

  In support of Earth Day 2023, Porterhouse Medical’s Environmental Team ran a Green Week Competition last month to encourage our teams to think about small ways to be kinder to the planet and help make a difference. Contestants were invited to showcase their best examples of going green. Anyone could enter, with as many …

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Awareness: Time to take the sun seriously

  With summer finally beginning to show itself and people everywhere taking the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, it’s also time to pause and consider the hazards that overexposure to the sun may cause to our skin, as the statistics on skin cancer are both surprising and disturbing. Skin cancer is in fact the most …

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Overcoming Anxiety at Work: Ten Effective Tips for Coping and Thriving

  As a busy global medical communications agency, we at Porterhouse understand that the demands of work can have an impact on the mental health of our valued teams. Anxiety at work can be debilitating, hindering productivity, and negatively impacting overall well-being. However, by recognising the signs, understanding its causes, and implementing effective strategies, it …

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Porterhouse embraces gender equity in healthcare communications

  Today, 8 March is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity and raises awareness of the importance of gender equality. To mark the day, our article looks at the prominence of incredible women in the healthcare communications industry and discusses the many benefits of gender diversity in the workplace. Gender diversity in healthcare …

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Rare Disease Day: The Importance of Co-ordinated Care

  28 February is Rare Disease Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness and making a positive impact of 300 million + people worldwide living with a rare disease, and those who care for them. The theme for 2023 focuses on the importance of well-coordinated care and how it can make a real difference …

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Cervical cancer screening saves lives!

  Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, despite being largely preventable and being one of the most successfully treatable forms of cancer when detected early [1]. Cervical screening aids early detection and prevents over 70% of diagnoses of cervical cancer. Therefore the importance of cervical screening may seem apparent, but …

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