Archives for April, 2015

Pepsi to Ditch Controversial Sweetener, Aspartame

April 28th, 2015
Pepsi to Ditch Controversial Sweetener, Aspartame

Pepsi has announced that it will remove the controversial artificial sweetener, aspartame, from Diet Pepsi in the USA. Despite the fact that regulators approve the use of aspartame as a sweetener, executives at Pepsi have decided to scrap the sweetener in response to consumer demand. Sales of Diet Pepsi fell by 5 per cent in […]

Study Shows Young Girls at Greater Risk of Emotional Problems

April 21st, 2015
Study Shows Young Girls at Greater Risk of Emotional Problems

A new study has revealed that young girls face growing risks of emotional problems. The number of girls affected by emotional issues has risen by 7 percent in 5 years, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Figures for boys remained fairly stable over the five-year period and charities believe […]

Health Fees to Increase for Patients From Outside EU

April 14th, 2015
Health Fees to Increase for Patients From Outside EU

Health charges for non-EU residents have been increased in a bid to stamp out health tourism, the Department of Health has confirmed. Patients from outside the European Union who seek treatment in NHS hospitals in the UK will now be charged at 150% of the standard cost of treatment. Patients from outside the EU who […]

Cancer Research UK Links Rising Number of Skin Cancer Cases to Package Holiday Boom

April 7th, 2015
Cancer Research UK Links Rising Number of Skin Cancer Cases to Package Holiday Boom

Representatives from Cancer Research UK have suggested that the rising number of skin cancer cases in older people is linked to the package holiday boom in the 1960’s. Statistics show that the number of people diagnosed with skin cancer is increasing year on year among over 65’s and experts believe that the sudden surge in availability […]

New drug-driving legislation could affect prescription drugs: Learn about the new law and how it affects you

April 1st, 2015
New drug-driving legislation could affect prescription drugs: Learn about the new law and how it affects you

New government legislation relating to drug-driving has come into force. And, while this is welcome news regarding those driving under the influence of illegal drugs, motorists should be aware that legal prescription drugs are also affected by these new laws. What is the new law? The new laws set limits on a number of drugs, […]

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