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Live Well

EUROPEAN CODE AGAINST CANCER: 12 Ways to Reduce your Cancer Risk

 (1)  Do not smoke or use any form of tobacco

 (2)  Make your home smoke free and support smoke-free policies in your

        workplace

 (3)  Take action to be a healthy body weight

 (4)  Be physically active in everyday life. Limit the time you spend sitting

 (5)  Have a healthy diet: eat plenty of whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits

       and limit high calorie goods (foods high in sugar or fat) and avoid sugary

       drinks.  Avoid processed meat; limit red meat and foods high in salt

 (6)  If you drink alcohol of any type, limit your intake. Not drinking alcohol is

        better for cancer prevention

 (7)  Avoid too much sun, especially for children. Use sun protection. Do not use

       sunbeds

 (8)  In your workplace, protect yourself from cancer-causing substances by

        following Health and Safety instructions

 (9)  Find out if you are exposed to radiation from naturally high randon levels in

        your home and take action to reduce high randon levels

 (10) Ensure your children take part in vaccination programmes for:

 (11) For women:

  • Breast-feeding reduces the mother’s cancer risk. If you can, breast-feed your baby
  • HRT increases the risk of certain cancers. Limit use of HRT
  • Ensure your children take part in vaccination programmes for: Hepatis B (for newborns) and HPV (for girls)

 (12) Take part in organised cancer screening programmes for:

  • Bowel cancer (men and women)
  • Breast cancer (women)
  • Cervical cancer (women)

 

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Antibiotics don't work for most colds, coughs and up to 90% of sore throats!

Rather than asking for an antibiotics, as your doctor or pharmacist about effective treatments to relieve your cold, cough or sore throat

That way you're helping to stop antibiotic resistance - so antibiotics work when you REALLY need them

Don't worry if your symptoms last a week or more - that can be normal

Typical duration of common symptoms:

Sore throat/tonsillitis                          one week

Common cold:                                     7-10 days

Flu:                                                      2 weeks

Runny nose/nasal congestion:            One to two and a half weeks

 

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This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.

It is used by your doctor to assess your level of physical activity.

PHQ9 IconPhysical Activity Questionnaire

 

 

 



 
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