PM unveils plans to provide training for teachers to spot mental health problems in young people

June 18th, 2019
PM unveils plans to provide training for teachers to spot mental health problems in young people

The Prime Minister is unveiling plans to provide training for new teachers in a bid to tackle the rising tide of mental health issues among young people. Theresa May has recently spoken about the government’s commitment to invest in mental health, and she has called for better preventative measures in schools and colleges. Under new […]

Exclusive new clinical practice is bringing Harley Street care in elegant surroundings to Buckinghamshire

June 14th, 2019
Exclusive new clinical practice is bringing Harley Street care in elegant surroundings to Buckinghamshire

An exclusive new clinical practice is bringing Harley Street care in elegant surroundings to Buckinghamshire. For the first time, Beaconsfield’s Define Clinic brings together cosmetic dental treatments and medical aesthetics under a single roof. Patients who undergo treatments from the clinic’s full range of cosmetic dentistry and surgery can relax in sumptuous surroundings usually found […]

BBC investigation reveals alcohol manufacturers are not publishing new information guidelines

June 11th, 2019
BBC investigation reveals alcohol manufacturers are not publishing new information guidelines

An investigation carried out by the BBC’s Panorama programme has revealed that several alcohol manufacturers are not publishing new information guidelines on their product labels. Researchers found that several brands are failing to provide information about the alcohol content of their products three years after new guidelines were introduced by health experts. Health experts recommended […]

medicEngland’s chief medical officer considers new tax on unhealthy foods to encourage healthier eating habits

June 4th, 2019
medicEngland’s chief medical officer considers new tax on unhealthy foods to encourage healthier eating habits

England’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, is considering a new tax on unhealthy foods in a bid to encourage people to adopt healthier eating habits. Prof Dame Davies confirmed that she is thinking about recommending a tax on foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats as part of a drive to […]

Experts issue vaccination call, as number of mumps cases increases

May 28th, 2019
Experts issue vaccination call, as number of mumps cases increases

Health experts are encouraging people to make sure they are vaccinated against measles and mumps, amid an outbreak of mumps. The latest statistics show that in the first 3 months of 2019, 795 cases of mumps have been recorded. In the whole of 2018, there were 1,031 cases. In light of the figures, Public Health […]

Heart death toll rises for the first time in 50 years

May 14th, 2019
Heart death toll rises for the first time in 50 years

The number of people dying from heart conditions and circulatory diseases has risen for the first time in 50 years. In 2017, 42,384 people under the age of 75 lost their lives to heart and circulatory conditions, compared to 41,042 in 2014. The British Heart Foundation suggested that a rise in obesity and type 2 […]

Health Secretary Matt Hancock considering ‘all options’ to increase vaccination uptake

May 7th, 2019
Health Secretary Matt Hancock considering ‘all options’ to increase vaccination uptake

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has suggested that he is considering ‘all options’ to increase vaccination uptake in a bid to protect children against illnesses including measles. Mr Hancock said that he did not want to impose compulsory immunisation, but stressed that such a measure could not be ruled out due to an increase in […]

New study highlights the implications of obesity in the UK

April 30th, 2019
New study highlights the implications of obesity in the UK

A new study, which involved 2.8 million people in the UK, has highlighted the implications of obesity. Researchers discovered that people with a BMI of 30-35 had a 70% higher risk of developing heart disease than those with a healthy BMI of 18-25. Even those with a slightly high BMI were up to 50% more […]

Pilot scheme aimed at freeing up GP appointments to be expanded following positive results

April 16th, 2019
Pilot scheme aimed at freeing up GP appointments to be expanded following positive results

A pilot scheme, which was launched to try and free up GP appointments, is to be expanded following a successful trial period. Health officials have confirmed that the Time to Save initiative, which has been trialled across a number of specific locations since 2016, will be in place in up to 75% of GP practices […]

New study suggests just one drink a day can raise stroke risk

April 9th, 2019
New study suggests just one drink a day can raise stroke risk

A new study has suggested that consuming just one alcoholic drink per day can elevate the risk of strokes. A new genetic study, which has been published in The Lancet, claims that even light drinking can increase the risk of strokes. The study, which was undertaken by UK and Chinese researchers, contradicts previous advice that […]

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