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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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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Lifting the spirits of the Porterhouse family with a cocktail-making social

  With Dry January out of the way and with the aim of keeping us all connected, last Friday saw a re-vamp of Porterhouse’s traditional Beer O’Clock by our social and charity committees and Time to Change Champions. To lift ‘the spirits’ of our teams, a cocktail-making social was organised. All participants had a cocktail-making …

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Porterhouse’s charity partner for 2021: Putting our mission into practice

  As part of our mission to help improve people’s lives, each year Porterhouse Medical Group selects a charity partner to support with fundraising events, using our communications expertise to raise awareness for their cause. In 2020, we partnered with First Days Children’s Charity, a charity that works to help children whose families are struggling …

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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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Juggling parenthood with remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Today marks the fourth day in Porterhouse’s countdown to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2021. In this article, we will be discussing how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the working parents in our industry and what we can do to lessen the struggles they may be …

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World Cancer Day 2021: Let’s beat cancer together

  This year, 2021, is the third and final year of the World Cancer Day campaign ‘I Am and I Will’, which calls on us all to make an individual pledge to help reduce the global impact of cancer. Individuals are encouraged to share their personal stories with the world and consider how they can …

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Porterhouse begins the countdown to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

  Today, 3 February, marks an important day in the calendar of women’s history: the birthday of Dr Elizabeth Blackwell. Born 200 years ago today, Dr Blackwell was a pioneer in medical education for women at a time when many were forced out of the male-dominated profession simply because of their gender. Undeterred by the …

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