Bladder cancer: Raising awareness for this common but often neglected cancer

  May is bladder cancer awareness month – a global campaign aimed at focusing attention on bladder cancer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to support those people affected by the disease. To help raise awareness, Porterhouse Medical has gathered some key information about this common, but often neglected cancer. Please …

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World Ovarian Cancer Day 2021
Ovarian cancer – entering a new era

  “World Ovarian Cancer Day occurs annually on 8 May and is a day to shine a light on the fight against ovarian cancer. As a medical writer and someone who has been impacted by the disease, I am passionate about raising awareness as part of the global effort to improve the survival of women …

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PIMS-TS: An overview of this rare post-COVID-19 illness in children

  The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the globe at an alarming pace, claiming more than 127,000 lives in the UK alone at the time of writing [1]. From early in the pandemic, children appeared to be more resilient to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) compared with adults. Most infected children tended to experience …

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World Hemophilia Day 2021
World Hemophilia Day – ‘Adapting to change: sustaining care in a new world’

  The theme of this year’s World Hemophilia Day is ‘Adapting to change: sustaining care in a new world’ and recognises the challenges faced by healthcare providers, carers and patients by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was inaugurated by the World Federation of Hemophilia in 1989, but encompasses all members of the bleeding disorders community, …

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World Parkinsons Day
World Parkinson’s Day: The impact of COVID-19 on patients with Parkinson’s disease

  11 April is World Parkinson’s Day; this is a campaign established by Parkinson’s UK aimed at promoting awareness of a complex neurological disorder called Parkinson’s disease (PD). This is a disease that many will have heard of, yet understanding of it is still lacking. PD is the second most common neurodegenerative condition, after Alzheimer’s …

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Brain Tumour Awareness Month 2021: Why is it so important to raise awareness for brain tumours?

  In the UK, March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, an awareness campaign established in 2004 by member charities of Brain Tumour Research. The primary aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the lack of funding into brain tumour research [1], but it can also help people to better understand how a brain …

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International Women’s Day: A day to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness against inequality

  Today, 8 March is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness against inequality. To mark the day, our article raises visibility and celebrates the prominence of the amazing women in the healthcare communications industry and discusses the many benefits of gender diversity in the workplace. Gender diversity …

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Kidneys matter: Looking after your renal powerhouses

  Today, it is common to hear discussions about heart health, brain health and even skin health, but perhaps less so about kidney health. Our kidneys are essential to our overall physical well-being and play critical physiological roles, such as balancing body fluid volume, removing waste products from the blood, producing erythropoietin (EPO) for maintenance …

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Rare Disease Day 2021: A spotlight on Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  Rare Disease Day takes place each year on the last day of February, with the aim of increasing awareness of rare diseases and the impact they have on the lives of patients and their families [1]. More than 6,000 rare diseases have been identified to date, collectively affecting over 300 million people globally [1]. …

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The International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

  Today, 11 February, marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 as well as the final day in Porterhouse’s countdown to this event. UNESCO data from 2014 to 2016 tell us that only around 30% of female students in higher education study STEM-related subjects, with women representing less than a third …

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World Day of the Sick: Care for the whole person

  For the past year, the world has been living under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us in developed countries, the disease has affected our lives (if not by losing loved ones, then as a result of lockdown restrictions), while for huge numbers of people in developing countries, COVID-19 has added …

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Sharing the career timeline of one of Porterhouse’s most senior women – Erica Cave

  Today marks the sixth day in Porterhouse’s countdown to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, held on 11 February 2021. Today, we are sharing the career timeline of our Associate Scientific Services Director, Erica Cave. The aim of providing you with Erica’s career timeline is to increase the transparency of how …

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