Three words could save a life, says Samaritans

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Features, Public Health, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2015), Samaritans is encouraging anyone worried about a friend, colleague or family member who may be struggling to cope to ask, ‘Are you OK?’. In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, more than 6,000 people die by suicide each year – an average of 18 people every single day. Every 6 seconds Samaritans responds to a call for help, by phone, email, text or face to face in its 201 branches. Not...

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Steps towards health and wellbeing – How to avoid Diabetes

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

Every once in a while, we just have to give in to our sweet tooth. Well, there is nothing wrong in having some meringue or ice cream for dessert, right? Absolutely. The problem actually starts when we consume more than we should. Perhaps we are all aware about diabetes and its effects, but what causes diabetes really? “Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This causes diabetes by...

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