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Patient-turned-nurse now works with staff who treated him as a child

Cardiff nurse Liam Dando has had his fair share of being on the other side of a hospital bed. As a child he was a regular patient at the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff but these days he works alongside some of the nurses who took care of him. And as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this year, he is grateful for the care he’s received throughout his life.

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Boys more 'cliquey' than girls

Whether it's due to popular teen films such as Mean Girls or gender stereotypes most people imagine girls form more cliques than boys. Yet a new study contradicts this, suggesting that boys are more likely to form tight-knit friendship groups. Researchers say analysing social mixing patterns is important for infectious diseases and vaccination planning.

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The Benefits of Cycling

If, like us, Geraint Thomas’ barnstorming performances have got you gripped to the Tour de France, now might be a great time to dust off your shorts and get back on the saddle. Cycling is a great way to get around; it’s good for both you and the environment around you. Riding your bike is one of the best ways for you to reduce your risk of ill health while simultaneously building your cardiovascular fitness and having fun on two wheels!

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

It’s the height of summer and the UK is experiencing one of the longest heatwaves in recent memory so it’s a perfect time to talk about “the sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D.

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Is heading a football bad for your health?

Headed goals by Harry Kane and Harry Maguire were among those which propelled England to their best World Cup performance since 1990. But can repetitive heading cause damage to the brain and lead to long-term health problems?

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Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team Celebration Event

The Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team held their annual celebration event recently. The aim of the event is to give the Public Health team an opportunity to showcase and celebrate some of the work they have undertaken over the past year with a wide variety of partners around prevention and well being within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Different physical activity can help you stay strong.

Often, when we hear the word “exercise”, we think of someone running or cycling. While cardiovascular physical activity is great for improving the health of your heart and lungs, as well as helping you to maintain a healthy weight, a new study from Public Health England suggests that we need to do more to develop and maintain strong muscles and bones.

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Staff celebrated at Kidney Wales Inaugural Awards

Several outstanding health professionals and dialysis units from across Cardiff have been recognised at the inaugural Kidney Wales Awards, a ceremony celebrating the shining lights of organ donation and those who have contributed to the treatment of kidney disease across Wales.

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Medicine Clinical Board celebrates success

Staff from the Medicine Clinical Board were recently awarded in the annual recognition awards as part of their Celebration Event held in the Cochrane Building. There were four awards in total which were presented at the event by Richard Evans, Clinical Board Director.

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New partnership helps Our Orchard grow

The development of a community orchard in the grounds of University Hospital Llandough (UHL) has been boosted by a partnership with Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

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Alzheimer’s Society activities

Upcoming activities that are available to those affected by dementia in Cardiff & the Vale. An activities sheet which outlines all groups and scheduled events currently available throughout Cardiff and the Vale is available

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Alzheimer's Society Services Information

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers, through our publications, National dementia helpline, website, and through our local services. Within the South East Wales Locality, Alzheimer’s Society services include:

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