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GP’s Festive Advice for Diabetes Patients

A Manchester GP is advising people who have diabetes to take steps that will help them stay well over the festive period and winter months. Anyone with diabetes faces a potential double-whammy – traditional festivities that involve rich food and alcohol can affect their glucose levels; and their condition makes them prone to serious complications…

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Future of Mental Health Care in Manchester

Manchester’s three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have outlined a series of proposed care pathways for people with mental illness, which would be available from 2015. The pathways provide a detailed framework of care and treatment options to shape the service a patient would receive – from diagnosis through to treatment and recovery or long-term support.…

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£500k Funding to Beat Loneliness

More than £500,000 will be available for charity and community projects that help to reduce loneliness in the over 50s within Manchester. North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are funding the £550,000 work as a way of improving both the mental and physical health of older residents who may be feeling isolated.…

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Winter Sickness Bug – Top Tips for Parents

As the season for norovirus – or winter vomiting bug approaches, a Manchester doctor is giving advice to parents on what to expect and how to deal with it. Every year in the UK around 600,000 to 1 million people contract norovirus, which is the most common stomach bug to affect the country. The virus,…

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Free Flu Jab To Save Lives This Winter

NHS teams in Manchester are gearing up for flu season by encouraging key risk groups to come forward for their annual vaccination. The flu jab is available on the NHS for people who are in priority ‘risk’ groups. This includes anyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women (at any stage of their pregnancy) and people…

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Kick The Habit – Smokers Urged To Quit This October

Smokers across Manchester are being urged to stop for a month as part of a national health campaign. Research shows that people who manage to stop smoking for that amount of time are five times more likely to give up permanently. ‘Stoptober’ takes place for 28 days from tomorrow (Tuesday, October 1). It’s part of…

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