Cervical Cancer Awareness Week - Why A Smear Test Can Save Your Life

Published: 21 January 2020

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in women. Although cervical screenings are registering increasing attendance lately, one in four women skips their smear test. A smear test can save your life, and it is the most effective way to prevent cervical cancer. During Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Week, Mr Andrew Pooley, Consultant Gynaecologist at New Victoria Hospital, kindly reminds all women about the importance of smear tests and provides us with important updates on early diagnosis.

How To Manage Knee Injuries During Ski Season

Published: 17 January 2020

For some of us, the first snow flurries of winter are a clarion call to donning our kaleidoscopic ski gear and hitting the piste post-haste. Nothing can curb our enthusiasm for the adrenaline rush that skiing and snowboarding offer. We become fearless warriors facing the decent, squaring up to mother nature with a glint in our eye and the wind in our hair. 

Obesity Awareness Week - The Most Effective Bariatric Surgery Treatments

Published: 13 January 2020

Obesity is considered a top-priority public health emergency worldwide. Today marks the beginning of Obesity Awareness Week, and much more can be done to treat this condition. Lifestyle changes alone are not enough to halt the obesity epidemic, and surgical options are growing in popularity as the most effective treatments for long-term weight loss results. Mr Georgios Vasilikostas, Consultant General and Bariatric Surgeon at New Victoria Hospital, shares some insightful data on the most effective weight loss surgery procedures.

Get covered with the right travel vaccines before your holiday

Published: 06 January 2020

The winter-sun holiday season is in full swing and planning for your next travel is a big part of it. Make sure travel vaccines are part of it too. Getting covered against major diseases with the right vaccines can help ensure that you remain fit and healthy while abroad. Mohamed Obiedalla, Pharmacy Manager at New Victoria Hospital, provides some information on the most common travel jabs. 

5 Tips To Boost Your Immune System Before Flu Strikes

Published: 21 December 2019

The human immune system is a fascinating and perfectly functioning machine. When the virus penetrates your cells, your immune system reacts by producing antibodies to fight it. However, by following these 5 tips on how to boost your immune system, you can give it a little help.

New Victoria Hospital Christmas Opening Hours

Published: 17 December 2019

With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to share with you New Victoria Hospital’s Opening Times.

How To Prevent Bowel Cancer During Decembeard

Published: 11 December 2019

Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the second deadliest cancer in the UK. Although it mainly affects people over 50, studies suggest this type of cancer is on the rise among younger adults in Europe. How can you prevent bowel cancer this Decembeard?

COPD Day - How To Improve Your Quality Of Life

Published: 20 November 2019

Breathing is the simplest and most natural act. It is so natural that we don’t even think about it while we do it. However, for people with COPD, it is not so straightforward. If you suffer from a chronic lung condition, your quality of life can be significantly affected. However, there are a few things that you can do to enjoy life and live well.

World Diabetes Day - What Can You Do To Prevent And Manage Diabetes

Published: 14 November 2019

World Diabetes Day is dedicated to raising awareness of one of the most common conditions whose risks are often underestimated. Diet and lifestyle adjustments hugely contribute to diabetes prevention and management, as well as to lower the risk of complications and death. 

CPR Course Registers Positive Feedback From GPs

Published: 13 November 2019

Over 35 GPs attended the Adult and Paediatric Life Support course organised by New Victoria Hospital, to provide valuable training on medical emergencies.