#MoveYourWay: Exploring the mental health benefits of exercise

  While the positive effects of regular exercise on physical health are widely recognised, not as many people are aware of its impact on mental health. This week (13 to 19 May) for Mental Health Awareness Week, the 2024 theme #MoveYourWay highlights the benefits of exercise on both mental and physical health. At Porterhouse, as …

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Making Lupus Visible: Shining a light on a complex autoimmune disease

  What is lupus? Lupus is a complex, chronic autoimmune disease that affects at least 5 million people worldwide [1]. Multiple organ systems are affected, ranging from relatively mild skin involvement to severe organ damage, such as kidney and heart failure [2]. Although the aetiology of lupus remains poorly understood, interaction between environmental and genetic factors …

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World Hemophilia Day: The importance of equitable access for all

  April 17 is World Hemophilia Day – a day created by the World Federation of Hemophilia to educate people about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of haemophilia, as well as the challenges faced by those living with the condition. Haemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting. [1] Left …

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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 …

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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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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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National Eye Health Week: Our vision really matters

  Our vision really matters! Good eye health is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being, which is often taken for granted until problems arise. Our eyes are not only our windows to the world but also critical instruments for experiencing and navigating it. Maintaining good eye health is essential because it directly impacts our daily …

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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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World Health Day 2023: Supporting Health For All

  In our mission to improve lives, Porterhouse Medical is proud to support World Health Day . Observed on the 7 April 2023, the day was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of priority health issues. This World Health Day, the WHO is celebrating 75 years of campaigning to improve public …

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