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PHARMACISTS are being given temporary power to make swaps to women’s hormone replacement therapy prescriptions, amid ongoing shortages of some products in the UK reports the BBC. Products that may be substituted by a pharmacist without a new prescription from a doctor include some gels…

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TV star Jeff Brazier is set to host another of his Grief Relief sessions in Newhall. Full details on poster below.

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TEN tell-tale signs of dementia are being highlighted by Alzheimer’s Society in Essex in a bid to help people get the support they need.  There are more than 23,600 people estimated to be living with dementia in Essex but it’s feared across the UK tens…

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TOO many young people have died from eating disorders when their lives could have been saved with early treatment and help, psychiatrists say reports the BBC. New guidance, for all healthcare professionals across the UK sets out how to spot the signs of those at…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we provided a weekly report. It is…

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WELLBEING spaces are key in this noisy, busy, changing world. Sound Advice Cafes provide a space to meet, chat, connect. A space to be. They are about building wellbeing communities that empower and comfort us all to think well, feel well, live well and be…

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DEMENTIA Action Week is between May 16th to May 22nd and Harlow Dementia Action Alliance is supporting it! Each year, @alzheimerssoc work with people across the UK to encourage ‘ACTION on dementia’. This year’s campaign focuses on the theme of diagnosis.

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SCHOOL children are attempting “real serious harm” , councillors have claimed in sobering accounts of a mental health crisis in Essex. Calls were also shot down in an Essex County Council meeting yesterday for more money to improve mental health services. It comes after the…

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ST Clare Hospice is holding its first Palliative Care Conference on 14th September at the Manor of Groves Hotel in Hertfordshire. Dr Qamar Abbas, Medical Director at St Clare Hospice said, “We are delighted to be holding this exciting event and look forward to welcoming a…

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TV STAR Jeff Brazier is set to host an Introduction to Wellness Picnic on on Saturday in Harlow. At the beginning of this year, Jeff made a pledge to commit 500 hours of his time to the community, offering free workshops in local venues. His…

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DEMENTIA friendly cinema screenings in Harlow are set to start up this week. The sessions were popular pre-lockdown, so it is great news that they are set to re-launch. The screenings are a partnership between Cineworld and Dementia community champion Tess Harvey, who runs Tess…

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AS life becomes a little more normal a new facility called Harlow Town Cares is to be launched on June 11th. Free for anyone to attend and located at Passmores Academy. the initiative will bring together people of all ages, gender or persuasion, giving them…

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APRIL marked Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, which was an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease. Bowel cancer is also called colorectal cancer; it affects the large bowel, made up of the colon and rectum. Most bowel cancers develop from pre-cancerous growths, called polyps. However,…

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ALTHOUGH working in the childcare sector can be a rewarding job, it can also be incredibly stressful and demanding. According to a survey produced by the Early Years Alliance, 74% of workers experience work-related stress, which makes them feel negative about their work environment and…

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EVERY year on 12 May we mark the contribution of the incredible nursing workforce across our region as part of International Nurses’ Day. This day is very important to all of us as we work through challenging times. It’s a day to say thank you…

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A MUM has thanked The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) for the care of her son over the years with a special gift for other children.  Melanie, from Hertfordshire, kindly donated a selection of toys for the children’s ward and chocolates for the team…