Archives for March, 2015

UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

March 31st, 2015
UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

A study has suggested that parents in the UK are struggling to spot signs of obesity in their children. A study involving 2,976 UK families revealed that just four parents thought their child was overweight. The actual number, according to medical assessment, was 369. Writing in the British Journal of General Practice, researchers from the […]

Could Mosquitoes Bring Tropical Diseases to the UK?

March 24th, 2015
Could Mosquitoes Bring Tropical Diseases to the UK?

Experts have warned that mosquitoes could bring tropical diseases including dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK. Writing in the Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, experts warned that the milder climates of the UK could provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, increasing the risk of some infectious diseases. Representatives from Public Health England […]

Health Experts Call for Pharmacists to Step in to Ease Pressure on GP Services

March 17th, 2015
Health Experts Call for Pharmacists to Step in to Ease Pressure on GP Services

Leading health professionals have called for pharmacists to be given a more expansive role in communities in a bid to ease pressure on GP services. Proposals put forward by the Royal College of General Practice and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society suggest that more pharmacists should be employed to treat patients at GP services and deal […]

Health Experts Call for Salad Bars in All Restaurants

March 10th, 2015
Health Experts Call for Salad Bars in All Restaurants

Heath experts have called for all restaurants to provide a salad bar in a bid to crack down on soaring rates of obesity and related health conditions, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. NHS chiefs believe that offering a salad bar would help to promote healthy eating and discourage patrons from making unhealthy food […]

Coffee Can Cut The Risk of Heart Disease

March 9th, 2015
Coffee Can Cut The Risk of Heart Disease

Coffee can reduce the danger of heart attacks, suggests a study by researchers from the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, South Korea. Published in peer-reviewed medical journal Heart, the cross-sectional study was designed to discover if a link existed between coffee consumption and the early signs of heart disease. The study looked at 25,000 people in South Korea and found […]

New BBC Study Reveals National GP Shortage in UK

March 3rd, 2015
New BBC Study Reveals National GP Shortage in UK

Research has found that many surgeries across the UK are struggling to cope with increasing demands from patients, with numerous patients reporting difficulties getting an appointment. In Whitehaven, Cumbria, the phone lines open at 8am and it’s commonplace for the 49 appointments for the day to be filled within 15 minutes. This is a situation that occurs […]

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