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How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's
How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's

Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: "feel-good" hormones that boost mood. Now there's evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.

Time to Talk Day 2019
Time to Talk Day 2019

Time to Talk Day takes place on Thursday 7 February 2019. It's a day that brings the nation together to get talking and make a conversation about mental health.

Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day

On Safer Internet Day, here are tips to help user stay safe online from scams / fraud.

February 4th is World Cancer Day
February 4th is World Cancer Day

This year marks the beginning of a new three-year campaign titled “I Am and I Will”, which calls for people to make a “personal commitment” to combatting cancer.

February is LGBT History Month
February is LGBT History Month

Use these 28 days to educate yourself on the historic challenges faced by LGBT+ people in their fight for equal rights. Read something, watch something, ask someone, go somewhere, do something this month to support the LGBT+ community.

One You Westminster and One You Kensington and Chelsea are here
One You Westminster and One You Kensington and Chelsea are here

Residents across Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea can access stop smoking and cardiovascular disease prevention services in a new way. From January, these services have been combined into one, known as One You Westminster and One You Kensington and Chelsea.

Regular exercisers have the hearts and muscles of people decades younger than them
Regular exercisers have the hearts and muscles of people decades younger than them

Researchers, publishing their results in the Journal of Applied Physiology, studied 28 people over 70 who have been exercising consistently since the 1970s to determine how staying active can offset the physical decline associated with ageing. They also noted those who work-out regularly shave 30 years of their body's 'biological' age compared to their peers.

GPs could prescribe bingo and dancing after London trial's success
GPs could prescribe bingo and dancing after London trial's success

Boxing, bingo and Bollywood dancing are being prescribed on the NHS in a pilot project that GPs claim is reducing their workload by cutting the number of non-medical issues they deal with.  One practice prescribing activities saw 20% cut in hospital outpatient admissions

Sexual Health London - Free Home STI Testing Kit
Sexual Health London - Free Home STI Testing Kit

Sexual Health London have commissioned an online sexual health testing website. It provides sexual health testing via post kit - very useful for vulnerable groups.

Ride Side by Side
Ride Side by Side

A bike trip to the shops, a cycle around North Kensington or a spin to the local park will now be possible for residents with mobility issues following the introduction a free cycle taxi service called Ride Side by Side.