Archives for February, 2015

World Health Organisation Approves 15 Minute Ebola Test

February 24th, 2015
World Health Organisation Approves 15 Minute Ebola Test

The World Health Organisation has approved a rapid test for Ebola, it has been confirmed. Current tests can take up to 24 hours to produce a result, while a new test, which is slightly less accurate, can give results in just 15 minutes. The improved speed of testing should allow people to be isolated and […]

Evidence Suggests Blank Cigarette Packets Would Save Thousands of Lives

February 17th, 2015
Evidence Suggests Blank Cigarette Packets Would Save Thousands of Lives

A report published in the journal Addiction suggests that thousands of lives would be saved in the UK if standardised, blank cigarette packets were introduced. The report claims that replacing branded packets with standardised versions would reduce the number of people who started smoking in the first place, thus decreasing the number of smokers in […]

New Drug-Driving Warnings Issued for Patients Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication and Analgestics

February 10th, 2015
New Drug-Driving Warnings Issued for Patients Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication and Analgestics

Patients who take prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety medication have been warned to take extra care when driving in light of new drug-driving laws, which are set to be introduced to protect motorists. The new law, which will be enforced on the 2nd March, is mainly concerned with illegal drugs, but patients who take prescription medication […]

South West Citizens Unaware About the Dangers of a High Salt Diet

February 3rd, 2015
South West Citizens Unaware About the Dangers of a High Salt Diet

According to a charity, reducing your daily intake of salt could help to reduce your risk of suffering a stroke. Private hospital provider Nuffield Health have released figures showing that 85 percent of citizens in the South West aren’t aware of the daily salt intake guidelines, which is set at six grams. One in three […]

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