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 […]

Vaper numbers top 3 million for the first time

September 18th, 2018
Vaper numbers top 3 million for the first time

The number of people who vape in the UK has reached three million for the first time. New statistics collated through a survey conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) showed that there are more than 3 million vapers in Great Britain today. This represents a four-fold increase since 2012. The poll suggested that […]

New campaign urges middle-aged drinkers to have alcohol-free days

September 11th, 2018
New campaign urges middle-aged drinkers to have alcohol-free days

A new campaign has been launched to encourage middle-aged people to drink less. Statistics show that people aged between 45 and 65 years old are most likely to exceed the recommended weekly intake of alcohol. According to a YouGov poll, middle-aged people find reducing their alcohol intake harder than committing to doing more exercise or […]

Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England

September 4th, 2018
Concerns grow for the mental health of doctors, as suicide rate increases in England

Concerns for the mental health of doctors are growing, as it has been confirmed that suicide rates have increased in England. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that health professionals are at high risk of suicide, as pressure mounts on the health service, and individuals find life increasingly difficult and stressful. Statistics show […]

Lancet Global Study Disproves Healthy Alcohol Consumption Theory

August 28th, 2018
Lancet Global Study Disproves Healthy Alcohol Consumption Theory

A large global study published recently in the Lancet health journal has confirmed previous research that says there isn’t a safe level of consumption of alcohol, offsetting the often-repeated claims about moderate drinking being healthy in what has been described as the most significant report into alcohol to date. The study, Alcohol use and burden […]

Measles cases reach an all-time high in Europe

August 21st, 2018
Measles cases reach an all-time high in Europe

The number of cases of measles recorded in Europe has hit an all-time high. Data from the World Health Organization revealed that more than 41,000 cases have been diagnosed in Europe in the first six months of 2018. This is a vast increase on 2017, when 23,927 cases were diagnosed in the entire year. In […]

Ministers propose plans to introduce opt-out organ donation in England by 2020

August 7th, 2018
Ministers propose plans to introduce opt-out organ donation in England by 2020

Health ministers have outlined plans to introduce an opt-out system for organ donation in England by 2020. Under new guidelines proposed by the government, which are known collectively as Max’s Law, adults will automatically be presumed donors unless they opt out of organ donation. An opt-out system was introduced in Wales in 2015 and Scotland […]

Scroll Free September campaign challenges social media users to log off for a month

July 31st, 2018
Scroll Free September campaign challenges social media users to log off for a month

The Royal Public Health Society is set to launch a campaign to encourage social media users to log off for a month. The Scroll Free September campaign is targeting regular users of sites like Facebook and Twitter and urging them to refrain from checking in, sharing photos and updating their statuses for 30 days. The […]

Drugs council recommends rule changes for medicinal cannabis prescription

July 24th, 2018
Drugs council recommends rule changes for medicinal cannabis prescription

A panel of drugs experts has recommended changes, which would enable doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis for patients with certain conditions. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has backed changes, which would give doctors the option to prescribe medicinal products that contain cannabis derivatives when safe to do so. The matter was put […]

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