Archives for August, 2015

Older People Warned About Alcohol Consumption

August 25th, 2015
Older People Warned About Alcohol Consumption

New research suggests that a fifth of older people are drinking too much alcohol. Researchers who analysed data in London found that 1 in 5 people aged over 65 years old drinks more than the recommended daily amount. The analysis showed that affluent men tended to be the heaviest drinkers. National guidelines currently recommend a […]

Diabetes UK Issues Warning After 60% Increase in Cases in the Last Decade

August 18th, 2015
Diabetes UK Issues Warning After 60% Increase in Cases in the Last Decade

Diabetes UK has issued a warning after it was revealed that the number of cases of diabetes has increased by 60 percent in the last decade alone. Statistics show that the number of people living with diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, has risen significantly and this trend look set to continue unless immediate action is […]

New Study Recommends Iodine Supplements for Pregnant Women

August 11th, 2015
New Study Recommends Iodine Supplements for Pregnant Women

Researchers are recommending iodine supplements for pregnant women in a bid to save the NHS money and improve the health and cognitive function of babies born in the UK. The study findings, which have been published in The Lancet, suggest that taking iodine supplements on a daily basis could boost IQ scores and improve overall […]

Health Experts Recommend Meningitis Vaccinations Ahead of University New Year

August 4th, 2015
Health Experts Recommend Meningitis Vaccinations Ahead of University New Year

Health experts are urging 17 and 18 years old heading off to college or university to have a vaccination to protect them against a life-threatening strain of meningitis known as MenW. GP surgeries across the country are inviting teenagers and first-time students under the age of 25 to have the vaccine in the run-up to […]

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