200 Cases of Drug Resistant Fungus Candida Auris Reported in Britain

August 15th, 2017

It has been reported that 200 people in 20 separate NHS trusts and independent hospitals have been infected or contaminated with a potentially lethal strain of Candida auris, a drug resistant fungus. The fungus was first discovered in Japan, as a family of yeasts that can live on the skin or inside the body, which […]

Charity claims IVF treatment in England is being cut back

August 8th, 2017

A fertility charity has claimed that IVF treatment is being cut back in some areas of England. Fertility Network UK believes that some couples in England are not being offered IVF in line with NICE guidelines, which recommend up to 3 cycles of IVF for couples who have been unable to conceive naturally. The charity, […]

Health Secretary reveals plans for 21,000 extra mental health workers

August 1st, 2017

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to recruit an extra 21,000 mental health workers in a bid to bring mental health care in line with treatment provided for physiological health conditions. Speaking about the new plans, Mr Hunt said that it was time to address the “historic imbalance” between services aimed at mental […]

Pregnant women are unsure of how much to eat, survey reveals

July 25th, 2017
Pregnant women are unsure of how much to eat, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that pregnant women are unsure about how much they need to eat. Research conducted by the National Charity Partnership showed that only a third of pregnant women knew that they didn’t need to consume extra calories for the first two trimesters. According to NICE guidelines, pregnant women should stick to […]

Older children are less active than younger children, study suggests

July 19th, 2017

New research has suggested that younger children are more active than older kids. Figures, which have been published by Public Health England, suggest that activity levels fall as children get older. The proportion of children that exercises on a daily basis falls by almost 40 percent between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. […]

NHS approves kidney cancer drug for use in England and Wales

July 11th, 2017

A drug, which is used to treat kidney cancer, will be available in England and Wales, the NHS has confirmed. Cabozantinib, which is already approved in Scotland, has been proven to prolong the life of kidney cancer patients. The drug, which works by ‘switching off’ tumours could enable many patients to live a longer life […]

New figures show significant fall in the number of new nurses and midwives

July 4th, 2017

New figures have shown that more midwives and nurses are leaving the profession than joining it for the first time in almost a decade. According to statistics, the number of registered nurses and midwives fell by 1,783 in the 12-month period leading up to March 2017. This is the first time there has been a reduction […]

Police confirm hospital admissions amid concerns over ‘potent’ MDMA

June 27th, 2017

Police have confirmed that seven people have been hospitalised as a result of taking a ‘potent’ form of MDMA. Officers from Greater Manchester Police revealed that four men and three women were taking to hospital over the weekend (24th/25th June) after taking drugs that are known as ‘magic’ and ‘pink champagne.’ Reports suggest that the […]

Could coconut oil be as harmful as butter and beef fat?

June 20th, 2017

Coconut oil is one of those foods that have appeared from nowhere and taken the culinary world by storm. Thanks to social media, fads catch the attention of millions of people around the world, but could this one actually do more harm than good? Although coconut oil is often sold as a health food and […]

Why marriage is good for your health

June 13th, 2017

Marriage is associated with happiness, but have you ever stopped to think about hot it could affect your health? Researchers from Aston University suggest that being married could increase your chances of survival if you have a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The research team analysed data from almost 1 million adults living in the […]

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