A spotlight on men’s health

  Men are dying needlessly young and for largely preventable reasons. In the hope of helping them to live happier, healthier, longer lives, many organisations have emerged with a focus on men’s health and well-being. Movember is one such organisation. Movember was born in 2003 and over the past 19 years has funded more than …

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‘It’s about time’ we all knew more about pancreatic cancer

  #ItsAboutTime is the theme for World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2022. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with World Pancreatic Cancer Day falling on the 17th. To help raise awareness of the disease, our article explores the urgent need for funding and research into the detection, diagnosis and treatment for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic Cancer is …

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Porterhouse employee SHINES in the fight against cancer

  Porterhouse Medical is proud to congratulate Claire Pullen, Associate Client Services Director, on her marathon feat last Saturday. Claire walked an amazing 26.2 miles across London all in the name of SHINE, a fundraising night walk for Cancer Research UK. There were approximately 10,000 people walking either a 10k, half marathon or a full …

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Key developments in the battle against blood cancer

  Every 35 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with a blood cancer. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month – a global awareness event dedicated to raising awareness of blood cancer and helping those affected by this devastating range of conditions. To support the event, we look back at some of the key developments …

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Chronic insomnia: Singing a molecular lullaby with pharmacotherapies

  Chronic insomnia is a long-lasting condition that greatly affects the day-to-day lives of those who experience it [1]. This article aims to promote awareness of the condition and understanding of its underlying biological pathways by exploring the key approaches to its pharmacological management. Background We have all experienced a poor night’s sleep, awakening to …

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World Sickle Cell Day: Shining a light on sickle cell disease

World Sickle Cell Day (19 June) is observed annually with the aim of increasing public knowledge of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients, their families and caregivers. To help improve understanding of sickle cell disease, our article looks at the pathology of the disease, its prevalence and available treatment. Sickle cell disease (also …

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Men’s Health Week 2022: Is it time for your health MOT?!

  International Men’s Health Week is an annual awareness week, celebrated in several countries across Europe, as well as in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. In the UK, the event is led by the charity Men’s Health Forum, whose mission is to improve the health of men and boys. The week forms part of …

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Getting Back on Track

  29 May is World Digestive Health Day and this year’s campaign by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) centres on colorectal cancer. Entitled ‘Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Getting Back on Track’, the campaign aims to improve the diagnosis and management of colorectal cancer [1]. Given Porterhouse Medical’s long heritage in oncology, we are proud to add …

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Shining a light on accessibility in the digital age

  There are estimated to be over 1 billion people in the world living with some form of disability, corresponding to about 15% of the world’s population [1]. In the UK alone, according to a recent survey, one in five people have a disability [2]. As well as facing considerable challenges in their daily lives, …

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World Lupus Day 2022: Raising awareness and understanding of lupus

World Lupus Day, held annually on 10 May, is a day for lupus organisations, health practitioners, researchers, and individuals with lupus across the world to collectively raise awareness of this incurable condition [2]. Here at Porterhouse Medical Group, we are adding our voice to this initiative by sharing our knowledge about this overlooked and potentially life-threatening …

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Parkinson’s disease: A hopeful future

  Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. Between 1990 and 2015, the number of people with this disease doubled to over 6 million [1]. This number is predicted to double again to 12 million by 2040, primarily because of an ageing population [1]. In the UK, the lifetime risk of …

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World Tuberculosis Day: ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives’

  World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed each year on 24 March to raise public awareness of the devastating impact of this disease on the lives of patients [1]. This date marks the announcement in 1882 of the discovery of the bacterium that causes TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which paved the way for effective methods for …

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