Over 30 percent children in England don’t do enough exercise

December 11th, 2018
Over 30 percent children in England don’t do enough exercise

More than 30 percent of children in England don’t do enough exercise, a new report suggests. Research compiled by Sport England claims that 1 in 3 kids aren’t active enough. Researchers found that a third of children don’t meet the government’s activity guidelines of 30 minutes of exercise per day. The organisation conducted an online […]

NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

December 4th, 2018
NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

The NHS will offer a new 800-calorie-a-day diet to patients with type 2 diabetes following successful trials in 2017. Thousands of people will have access to the low-calorie diet, which comprises soups and shakes. The hope is that sticking to the plan will reverse type 2 diabetes, enabling patients to manage blood glucose levels without […]

A quarter of young women have mental illnesses, new figures confirm

November 27th, 2018
A quarter of young women have mental illnesses, new figures confirm

New figures from the NHS suggest that almost a quarter of young women have a mental illness. A recent report revealed that females aged between 17 and 19 were twice as likely as their male counterparts to have a mental health disorder. The figures showed that 23 percent of women in this age group reported […]

New study suggests peanut allergy treatment could be on the horizon

November 20th, 2018
New study suggests peanut allergy treatment could be on the horizon

A new study suggests that a treatment for peanut allergies could be on the horizon. The Palisade study, which has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, involved almost 500 children aged between 4 and 17 year olds. At the start of the study, none of the youngsters, who were from the US […]

Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

November 13th, 2018
Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

One of the favourites in the Welsh Labour leadership race is proposing to ban smoking in town and city centres across Wales. Mark Drakeford, who is believed to be first in line for the position, has included plans for a widespread smoking ban in his manifesto. Smoking is currently banned indoors, but Mr Drakeford’s proposals […]

Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

November 7th, 2018
Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

The Health Secretary has launched a new preventative health plan, which is designed to increase life expectancy. Matt Hancock is keen to switch the focus to prevention, rather than cure, and has introduced new guidelines to outline a long-term vision for the NHS. At the moment, he explained, the NHS spends ten times as much […]

MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

October 30th, 2018
MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

MPs have approved a new opt-out donor scheme, which could help to save hundreds of lives every year. Under new guidelines, adults in England will have to actively opt-out of organ donation. Anyone who doesn’t opt out will be considered a potential donor. The scheme, which is already in place in Wales, has been approved […]

Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

October 23rd, 2018
Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

A cancer charity has accused tobacco giant, Philip Morris, of hypocrisy after it launched an anti-smoking advert. Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro, has recently approved adverts that encourage smokers to quit, but the move has been called out by Cancer Research UK. The charity claims that the tobacco magnate is merely trying to promote […]

New study recommends meal replacement programmes to tackle obesity crisis

October 2nd, 2018
New study recommends meal replacement programmes to tackle obesity crisis

A new study recommends meal replacement shakes and soups as treatments for obesity. The research paper, which has been published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that patients should be provided with meal replacement programmes, rather than healthy eating advice. University of Oxford researchers found that people who replace meals with low-calorie shakes and soups […]

New report suggests obesity will be the leading cause of cancer cases in women by 2043

September 25th, 2018
New report suggests obesity will be the leading cause of cancer cases in women by 2043

A new report suggests that obesity will be the most common cause of preventable cancer cases in women by the year 2043. Research conducted by Cancer Research UK claims that obesity will overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in females over the course of the next 25 years. At the moment, around […]

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