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Act FAST – A Guide to Strokes

A stroke is a condition that affects your brain.  Globally, more than 15 million people are affected by stroke each year and approximately 6 million will die as a result. They can happen to anyone at any age, but are more likely to happen as people get older.

In this straightforward guide to strokes, you'll discover more about the condition: what strokes are, how many people they affect and how to recognise the symptoms. And if you do see someone who you suspect is having a stroke, what you should do.

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Purple Epilepsy Day – March 26th

26th March each year is Purple Day in support of Epilepsy awareness worldwide. Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada started Purple day in 2008 to promote awareness of and raise funds for people with epilepsy.

now it's a global event which encourages people to wear purple and host fundraising events to promote conversation in support of those living with epilepsy.

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Signs & symptoms of Meningitis

6th May 2019 – Viral Meningitis Awareness Week

Starting on the 6th May, Meningitis awareness week aims to raise awareness and increase fundraising for the condition.

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Sepsis Bacteria

6 Clues to Spotting Sepsis

There are around 150,000 cases of sepsis each year in the UK. It kills around 5 people every hour - or 44,000 a year – more than kills bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined (figures from The Sepsis Trust).

Unfortunately, it is not always spotted or considered early enough.

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Orange Wig Day

Orange Wig Day- Anaphylaxis and Allergy Awareness

This Friday, 18th May, Orange Wig Day aims to show solidarity and raise money for people living with allergies. We thought it'd be a good moment to raise awareness about the signs, symptoms and treatments for this serious condition.

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CPR course using automated external defibrillator device - AED

AEDs – Would you know how to use one?

Over the last few years I have been delighted to see the number of Public Access Defibrillators increase. They are appearing outside many more shops, libraries and community centres as well as in schools.

Often, but not exclusively, recognised by the bright yellow cabinets they are housed in, they are a welcome sight. How many people though are aware that they are for the use of the general public and that anyone can access them?

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