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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: 17 December 2019
With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to share with you New Victoria Hospital’s Opening Times.
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?
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.
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.
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.