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What a brilliant day meeting so many enthusiastic people

What a great event organised by Peter Llewellyn in Manchester! The field of medical communications continues to make exciting progress and we’re proud to help bring the worlds of science and creativity together for the past 20 years. Join us today and reach your potential.

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Christine McCannWhat a brilliant day meeting so many enthusiastic people
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Week 3- Step up

Our Step Up Challenge is going places! Our Prime Global people are really getting into it and one additional health benefit has been a little excess weight loss. Whether it’s a personal goal or just an added bonus, your body will love you for it. Check out what’s involved in shedding a few extra pounds and feel right on top of your game. #walkforweightloss #movemore #stepup

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Graeme PetersonWeek 3- Step up

Eye Health in the office

This week we’re focusing on eye health. Many of us spend long periods of our working day in front of a computer screen, so we’ve been thinking about the effect this has on our eyes and our health in general. This article focuses on how we can help to avoid future eye problems with some brilliant tips, like the 20/20/20 rule – take a look!

#eyehealth #nostrain

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Gemma SmithEye Health in the office
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Week 1- Step up

It’s vital to maintain a healthy heart and regular exercise is a proven way to help keep it in top condition. Luckily, this doesn’t have to involve hard-core gym work-outs. In fact, walking can be as beneficial to your heart as running. The following article outlines how this simple act can transform your health for the better, lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of coronary heart disease and strokes. Check out the link for some top walking tips. #hearthealth #stepup #walking #challenge

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Graeme PetersonWeek 1- Step up
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World Hepatitis Day – Viral hepatitis in a nutshell

Viral hepatitis is estimated to be responsible for 1.4 million deaths per year, either due to acute infection or hepatitis-related complications, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of deaths is comparable to those caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis. This article summarises the characteristics of the five different types of viral hepatitis.

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Susanne UlmWorld Hepatitis Day – Viral hepatitis in a nutshell

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

The World Health Organization say at least 30% of all new HIV infections happen among 15–25 year-olds. Today is National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day and we need to spread the word, engaging, educating and empowering the young on how to protect themselves against HIV and AIDS. Susanne Ulm, a Medical Writer at Prime Global, explores the growing problem of HIV and AIDS amongst young people and highlights the latest therapies. Follow the link to read more and share it to spread awareness. Together, and especially today, we can help prevent HIV and AIDS.

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Lisa BrattNational Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Inspirational Women

We believe in equality, innovation and brilliance, so it’s great to see these inspiring businesswomen’s stories. Check out this article, which uses the work of photographer Amelia Troubridge to highlight the spirit and success of the UK’s latest female innovators, challenging stereotypes and changing perceptions. #innovation #women #inspiration http://bbc.in/2taLjNQ

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Graeme PetersonInspirational Women
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Where is my Blood going?

Ever wondered what happens to your blood after you’ve donated it? Hospital usage figures tell us that: • 67% is used to treat medical conditions including cancer, anaemia and other blood disorders • 27% is used in cardiac and emergency surgery • 6% is used to treat blood loss after childbirth You really can help save lives – do something brilliant #giveblood to #savealife. Read more on the NHS Give Blood website. https://goo.gl/Sk6f1c

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Principles and Science Behind HIV Testing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, worldwide 40% of all people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) did not know that they had it. That’s 14 million people.

The only way to know if you have HIV is to have an HIV test.

During National HIV Testing Day, many organisations raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing. An early diagnosis can prevent further HIV transmission and allow for timely treatment. This article explores the testing methods and the development of the tests.

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Susanne UlmPrinciples and Science Behind HIV Testing
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Cystic Fibrosis – A Challenging Disease Scientists Fight Against

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare disease that causes damage to the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Its incidence varies across the globe. In the USA, CF affects one in every 3500 newborns, and in Europe it’s one in every 2000–3000. Does the low number of patients with CF worldwide discourage scientists from finding a cure? Let’s have a look at what’s currently known about CF as well as existing and future therapies.

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Aisleen PetersonCystic Fibrosis – A Challenging Disease Scientists Fight Against
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Rare But Not Forgotten – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common type of muscular dystrophy, which is characterised by muscle weakening and breakdown. It is a devastating disease that we still don’t fully understand, and currently there is no cure. Patients have a very limited number of therapy options. Scientists are working hard to develop new treatment therapies, but they still face many challenges.

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Aisleen PetersonRare But Not Forgotten – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy