Tag: health

No need to get tested if you are visiting the Library from Monday onwards

In light of the continued low infection rate in Portsmouth, from Monday (29 March 2021) we will no longer be requiring staff and students to provide proof of a recent negative Covid test in order to enter the University Library.

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World AIDS Day

A very brief and incomplete history of AIDS Arrival of a pandemic AIDS came upon the world suddenly in the late 1970s. It arrived by stealth – a new and lethal infectious disease spreading increasingly rapidly with uncertain means of

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The Library reopens!

We are delighted to have reopened the Library at midday today (Monday 27 July).  We are operating shorter opening hours than usual. Because we have to maintain social distancing and ensure the library service is COVID-19 secure,  some services and

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How plagues have made modern society

How does a pandemic change society? Are our beliefs and urban myths shaped by the progress of disease? What does history tell us about death? Let Proquest take you on a tour of plagues past and shed some light on

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23 wellbeing things. No. 3, Stay active without leaving your desk

Spending much more than about 20 minutes sitting still leads to postural collapse and is generally bad for you.  You begin to stiffen up, feel lousy and your concentration wanders.  Yet every time you think about wandering off for a

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Of marbles lost and faculties retained… dispelling dementia myths

Most people’s perceptions of dementia are excessively negative.  Many of the signs of dementia are misunderstood and made worse by a lack of reasonable adjustments by carers and others who understand the condition poorly. What do you think of when

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Free mental health awareness and wellbeing e-resources available until 31 October

Cambridge University Press are honouring the mental health awareness events held earlier this October by making journal articles and book chapters related to mental health and wellbeing available for free until the end of the month. Click or tap here to

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Happy World Blood Donor Day!

Happy World Blood Donor Day!  14th June each year is when the world celebrates the altruistic actions of millions who donate blood to maintain badly needed reserves of blood and blood products, such as plasma.  Anyone who is injured, falls

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Reading for Pleasure – Happy days are here again!

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and at this time of year students and staff are particularly under strain busily preparing for exams, completing dissertations and finishing off final submissions. Our brains are crammed with ‘useful’ information, our bodies

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Queen Alexandra Open Day (14 October 2017)

Thinking of a healthcare career?  The doors of Queen Alexandra Hospital open for its annual open day on Saturday 14 October 2017 from 10.30am – 3.00pm.  Take a behind the scenes tour and meet staff from different departments.  Find out

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