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Could oral antivirals be the key to conquering COVID-19?

  The vulnerabilities of vaccines There is no doubt that the development of vaccines was a pivotal moment in the COVID-19 pandemic and that they have saved hundreds of thousands of lives globally [1]. However, accessibility issues surrounding the vaccines have highlighted huge inequalities between high- and low-income countries [2, 3]. To achieve global herd …

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Can you ‘Spot the Difference’ ? Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2021

  November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the cancer that claims more lives than any other in the UK (approximately 35,000) per year [1]; this is more than the combined number of lives lost to bowel and breast cancer. This year for Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Roy …

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The fight against antimicrobial resistance: Everyone’s responsibility!

  For the last 2 years, 18–24 November has been marked as World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (previously named World Antibacterial Awareness Week) by the Antimicrobial Resistance Tripartite, which consists of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme …

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Demand better for pancreatic cancer

  Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day. This campaign, represented by the iconic purple ribbon, aims to raise awareness of the risks and symptoms of pancreatic cancer to promote earlier diagnosis and therefore longer survival rates, in the hopes of helping to prevent millions of deaths globally each year [1]. What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic …

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Porterhouse’s score for corporate social responsibility boosted

  At Porterhouse Medical Group, as part of our mission to improve lives, we recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment and to do our part in preventing the escalation of the climate crisis. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact across all areas of the business in order to tackle climate …

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Make time for some ‘TLC’ Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign that aims to raise both awareness of breast cancer and funds to help support breast cancer charities. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in the UK, with one woman being diagnosed every 10 minutes. Approximately 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed annually in …

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Everyone asks, ‘What’s your digital strategy?’, but surely, it’s the content that is key – or is it?

  At Porterhouse Medical Group, we work with clients across the globe to generate powerful, insight-led healthcare communications that address unmet health needs and drive positive change in people’s lives. We have long prided ourselves on the high standard of our communications and our team of medical and scientific experts who produce compelling content to …

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#HelloYellow 2021: Making a difference to the lives of young people

  As a ‘Mindful Employer’, Porterhouse Medical Group is keen to raise awareness of mental health and has taken positive steps to normalise conversations in the workplace about this issue. In addition, our 2021 charity partner is YoungMinds, whose aim is to ensure all young people can get the mental health support they need, when …

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Raising awareness for childhood cancer

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is an international event occurring every September that aims to increase awareness of childhood cancers and their impact on children, young people and their families. [1] Childhood cancer: Facts and statistics In the UK, there are approximately 1,900 new cases of childhood cancer (cancer within individuals aged 0 to 14 years) …

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Understanding behaviour change: A Porterhouse Insights specialism

  At Porterhouse Insights, we help pharmaceutical and healthcare companies understand the changes in behaviour needed to make better healthcare choices. To promote a change in a certain behaviour, we must first successfully analyse and understand the underlying dimensions that contribute to the behaviour itself. This is not a simple task, and it remains an …

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Jeans for Genes Week 2021: Spotlight on cystic fibrosis

  Jeans for Genes is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with a genetic disorder. The campaign encourages children and adults to wear jeans to school and the workplace in exchange for a small donation. The funds raised are distributed as grants to disorder-specific charities and …

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World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2021 – Why ‘We Can’t Wait’

  World Lymphoma Awareness Day is an initiative by the Lymphoma Coalition which occurs annually on 15th September, bringing together patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals globally to raise awareness of cancers of the lymphatic system. The theme of the campaign this year is We Can’t Wait. It aims to highlight the importance of understanding the …

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