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Volunteers' Week is 1-7 June
Volunteers' Week is 1-7 June

Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

It takes place 1-7 June this year and is an opportunity to explore volunteering in all its diversity.

Stroke deaths halved in England over ten years, study shows
Stroke deaths halved in England over ten years, study shows

Stroke deaths in England halved in the decade up to 2010 as a result of overhauls which saw more patients taken to specialist centres, a review has found.

10th – 16th June is Carers Week
10th – 16th June is Carers Week

Carers Week recognises the invaluable role that unpaid carers play in society. This year Carers Week will run from 10th – 16th June and look at Getting Carers Connected.  There will be a range of trips and events you can attend, finishing with the Carer's Festival of Friday

Britons get drunk more often than everyone else in the world, a global drug survey suggests
Britons get drunk more often than everyone else in the world, a global drug survey suggests

According to a report examining the drinking habits of 36 countries last year, Britons reported getting drunk an average of 51.1 times in a 12-month period, which accounts for almost once a week.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Check your blood pressure at the library
Check your blood pressure at the library

Self service blood pressure machines are available in Kensington Central, North Kensington and now Chelsea Library during Library opening hours with supported sessions during advertised times.

  

Dementia Action Week 2019
Dementia Action Week 2019

This is Dementia Action Week (20 to 26 May) and dementia organisations are calling on everyone to take action to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

International research shows dementia rates falling by 15% per decade over last 30 years
International research shows dementia rates falling by 15% per decade over last 30 years

International experts have presented research indicating that dementia incidence rates may be falling by up to 15% decade on decade.

Dementia currently affects 850,000 people in the UK and the condition is now the country’s leading cause of death.

Medication might not be the only way to reduce blood pressure in overweight adults
Medication might not be the only way to reduce blood pressure in overweight adults

A study conducted by The University of Western Australia and the Baker Institute found that just 30 minutes of moderately intense walking can help improve brain blood flow in overweight and obese adults.

NHS launches instant digital prescription season tickets
NHS launches instant digital prescription season tickets

Patients can now apply online for a prescription season ticket, and receive a digital certificate instantly, which will save them having to relaim the £8.80 they pay for each prescription whilst waiting for their new paper certificate