Feed Me!

Fed up with burger and chips yet? Can't face another pot noodle? Planning a monster feed when you get home? Then it's probably time to start cooking for yourself. Have a look at NHS 5 a day (that's fruit and veg not pints) for some tips on how to eat well on a budget. We've also included an article on diarrhoea and vomiting just in case your culinary attempts go the way of the pear.

Whether you are a fresher or not this article and video on Gas Safety is a must for all students.

Campylobacter (Diarrhoea and vomiting)
An infection with campylobacter causes a gastroenteritis (commonly known as diarrhoea and vomiting).... [More]

Carbohydrates should provide around 50% of your energy requirements and are therefore a very important part of your diet.... [More]

Carbon monoxide poisoning
Students should be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning which still claims the lives of up to 50 people per year and injures four times this number. Some people are left with permanent neurological damage. Diagnosis can be difficult, as symptoms are vague and indistinct. They include.... [More]

Dietary advice on iron intake
Insufficient iron in your diet, is one of the causes of anaemia. Iron is needed to make haemoglobin, which is contained in your red blood cells. It carries the oxygen to the cells in your body where it is needed to produce energy. If you do not have enough iron, there is insufficient haemoglobin to take oxygen to the tissues of your body. Common symptoms of anaemia include tiredness, dizzy spells, shortness of breath and palpitations... [More]

Enjoy eating a healthy diet and entertaining
Thereís no better way to make new friends than to offer them food. If you can get everyone invited to throw in a few quid, (or bribe them to wash up), itís cheap and fun and you get the satisfaction of knowing that you and your pals eat well at least once in the term... [More]

Ensuring students are under no illusions when it comes to gas safety
Itís that time of year again, thousands of students across the country are moving into their new houses for the start of the new university year. However, not all digs are up to scratch and many students are more concerned about where their next pint is coming from rather than how safe their new pad is.... [More]

Healthy eating
Britain has one of the highest incidences of heart disease in Europe. This is principally due to our diet. If you want to protect your heart and reduce the risk of other illnesses, some fairly simple changes to your diet could be of significant benefit.... [More]

Meningitis - commonly asked questions
What are the symptoms to watch for, with meningitis? How common is the organism that causes meningitis? What causes some people to become very ill from this organism?... [More]

Student Fire Safety Advice
Youíre more likely to be preoccupied with new timetables and getting reacquainted with mates and the student union than worrying about domestic duties such as cleaning rotas, bills or crucially, fire safety.... [More]




Health Events for October 2016


1 - 31 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
1 - 31 International Walk to School Month
1 - 31 Lupus Awareness Month
1 - 31 National Cholesterol Month
1 - 31 Pituitary Awareness Month
1 - 31 Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month
1 - 31 Stoptober
1 - 31 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Month
3 - 7 Back Care Awareness Week
3 - 9 Dyslexia Awareness Week
3 - 7 National Work Life Week
4 Bipolar Awareness Day
8 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
9 - 15 Baby Loss Awareness Week
9 - 15 Dyspraxia Awareness Week
10 World Mental Health Day
12 World Arthritis Day 
13 World Sight Day
14 - 16 ADHD Awareness Week
15 Global Hand Washing Day
17 - 23 National Adoption Week
19 Burns Prevention Day
20 World Osteoporosis Day
21 Wear it Pink
22 International Stammering Awareness Day 
29 World Psoriasis Day
31 National Bug Busting Day




This Month's Video
Eating Well on a Budget





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