Category: health

Latest update

The main points from this week’s national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report are: Surveillance indicators suggest that at a national level COVID-19 activity remained stable across week 12 of 2021. Overall case rates decreased slightly, however slight increases were seen in case rates in the 10 to 19 year age group in […]

Is it your turn for the vaccine as new groups added?

Maria Caulfield, Local MP for Seaford and Lewes reminds us all to take advantage of the Covid vaccination. Here is her newsletter:- “The vaccination programme is now calling forward anyone who is 56 and over to come forward for their covid vaccine.You can book this directly via the online websitehttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ […]

UK Government invests £5m to develop ​‘library’ of mRNA vaccines to help fight new COVID-19 variants

CPI has received a £5 million investment to support the development of an mRNA ​‘vaccine library’ as part of the Government’s vaccine support package announced in the Budget by the chancellor, Rishi Sunak. “Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlines continued partnership with CPI in the Budget announcement on Government’s vaccines package” The vaccine […]

Council chair thanks Lewes vaccination team

The Chair of Lewes District Council has praised a local vaccination centre which has been administering up to 500 coronavirus jabs a day, as ‘a hugely impressive operation’ following a recent visit there.  Councillor Adrian Ross was shown around the Foundry Healthcare Lewes centre – one of three initial GP sites in East Sussex to offer the Covid-19 vaccine. He said “My thanks to Dr Alice […]

Jabsworth !

Have you have your jab yet? Many of the older population and key workers have now had their first Covid innoculation. That now includes your local news compiler who was summoned on Tuesday night at 22.45 to attend an appointment at the Sovereign Centre Eastbourne, at 10.15 the next day […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF LAUGHTER

·       79% of us say laughter has helped us get through lockdown while 25% say we value it more than ever before ·       Laughter and indulging in our favourite food (23%) makes us feel better than exercising (19%) ·       56% say laughing has helped us de-stress at this time, with 48% agreeing it’s […]

Cut back on alcohol

There has been a 21% increase in the frequency of alcohol consumption in the UK since the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown. It has been suggested that stress and anxiety, as well as changes to our daily routine, are the reasons why some people are drinking more. Too much alcohol can be […]

Healthier Takeaways

Heart Research always have our best interests at heart literally so here are some ideas to think about before just ordering that favourite takeaway. The number of takeaway food outlets has risen in recent years and this may have contributed to the rise in rates of obesity in the UK. […]

Get cycling this Summer

Some more tips to stay healthy from the Heart Research people:- Regular physical activity will help you to maintain a healthy weight and keep your heart healthy. Cycling is a fun way to improve your overall health and wellbeing as well as enabling you to get out and explore your […]

Healthy Barbecuing

Just a few thoughts from the Heart Foundation to offer some alternative ideas for barbeques that are the healthy option. Summer is here and many of us are heading out to our gardens to fire up the barbecue. Some of the foods traditionally cooked on barbecues, such as burgers and […]

Heart healthy diet

More healthy tips from the Heart Foundation, and perhaps not just for those with heart problems. Keeping to a healthy diet can only be good for all of us. Over seven million people in the UK are living with heart or circulatory disease. By eating a healthy diet, getting plenty […]

CELEBRATE NATIONAL EPILEPSY WEEK 2020

It’s National Epilepsy Week (18 – 24 May). Every year since 1958, people with epilepsy have united this week to tell others about the condition. This year is no different. Case studies and spokespeople from across the regions are available for interview. As lockdown continues, the charity Epilepsy Action is celebrating […]