Dementia Action Week: Hearing Loss and Dementia

MARC Dementia Action Week

This Dementia Action Week, we’re raising awareness of the relationship between hearing loss and dementia. While they may appear unrelated at first glance, emerging research is revealing a profound interplay between the two, emphasising the critical role of early medical intervention in safeguarding cognitive health. How widespread is hearing loss? Hearing loss, often brushed off […]

Understanding Sundowning Dementia

MARC - Understanding Sundowning

As afternoon turns into evening, something may shift within those living with dementia; the once familiar environment can transform into a realm of confusion, agitation, and anxiety. This phenomenon, known as sundowning, presents a formidable challenge for individuals with dementia and their caregivers alike. With Dementia Action Week upon us, it’s crucial to raise awareness […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Nurturing Mental Health

MAC Mental Health Awareness Week Blog

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re shining a light on the difference between the broader concept of mental health and specific mental health conditions. Mental Health Awareness Week provides us with an opportune moment to explore this distinction and delve into strategies for fostering positive mental wellbeing. What is the difference between Mental Health and […]

The Therapeutic Power of Gardening for Mental Health

National Gardening Week Blog

In a world where stress and anxiety often seem to be at the forefront of people’s lives, finding solace in nature has never been more important. With National Gardening Week upon us, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the therapeutic benefits of gardening, particularly its profound impact on mental health, specifically depression. What is Depression? […]

Snoring: Underlying Health Conditions and Seeking Medical Support

Sleep Lab - National Stop Snoring Week

During National Stop Snoring Week, it is a crucial time to turn our attention to something that affects millions of individuals worldwide: snoring. While snoring may seem like a mere annoyance, it can be indicative of underlying health conditions that warrant attention. It’s estimated that there around 15 million people in the UK who snore […]

National DNA Day: Is Osteoarthritis Genetic?

National DNA Day Blog

As we celebrate National DNA Day, a day dedicated to commemorating the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, it’s fitting to explore the intricate relationship between genetics and health. Among the myriad of medical conditions influenced by genetic factors, osteoarthritis stands out as […]

The Crucial Role of Vaccines and Collective Action

The Crucial Role of Vaccines and Collective Action

With World Immunisation Week upon us, it serves as a poignant reminder of the critical role vaccines play in safeguarding global health. Vaccines are one of the most effective tools in preventing infectious diseases, saving millions of lives each year. In fact, it’s estimated that between 2020-2029, more than 50 million deaths will have been […]

Allergy Awareness Week: The Body’s Immune Response to Allergies

Allergy Awareness Week

Millions of people around the globe live with allergies, symptoms of which can range from mildly irritating to potentially life-threatening. It’s estimated that allergies affect the lives of up to 41 million people in the UK1.  As we observe Allergy Awareness Week, we’d like to delve into the fascinating realm of the body’s immune response […]

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Clinical Research

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Clinical Research

Today on Earth Day, it’s crucial to reflect on how various industries impact our planet and what steps can be taken to minimise their environmental footprint. While clinical research plays a vital role in advancing medical science and improving human health, it’s essential to acknowledge its contribution to climate change and explore avenues for reducing […]

The Importance of Foot Inspections for Diabetic Neuropathy

National Foot Week

National Feet Week is a crucial time to raise awareness of the major role foot health plays in our overall wellbeing. For people living with diabetic neuropathy, this awareness takes on an even greater significance. What is Diabetic Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy and diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP) are common long-term complications for people with diabetes. […]