Archives for October, 2015

Report Shows Parts of London Have Higher Tuberculosis Rates Than Rwanda and Iraq

October 27th, 2015
Report Shows Parts of London Have Higher Tuberculosis Rates Than Rwanda and Iraq

A new study has revealed that rates of tuberculosis are higher in some parts of London than Rwanda and Iraq. A report from the London Assembly revealed that there are high rates of tuberculosis in a third of boroughs within Greater London. This is classified as more than 40 cases per 100,000 people. Some wards […]

World Health Organisation Adds Processed Meats to Cancer Risk Factor List

October 26th, 2015
World Health Organisation Adds Processed Meats to Cancer Risk Factor List

The World Health Organisation has added processed meats to the list of carcinogens, cancer-causing substances. It joins alcohol, cigarettes and asbestos. According to a report conducted for the WHO, consuming 50 grams of processed meats per day, which equates to less than 2 rashers of bacon, increases the risk of developing cancer. Experts suggest that […]

Jamie Oliver Urges Government to Enforce Sugar Tax

October 20th, 2015
Jamie Oliver Urges Government to Enforce Sugar Tax

Respected TV chef and passionate health campaigner Jamie Oliver has encouraged the government to impose a sugar tax to improve standards of health and reduce the prevalence of obesity and related health disorders. Mr Oliver, who caught the attention of the nation many years ago on The Naked Chef, has spent many years campaigning to improve […]

New Birkdale Clinic’s Female Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

October 19th, 2015
New Birkdale Clinic’s Female Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

This month New Birkdale Clinic released a feature on their website: A Woman’s Guide to Cosmetic Surgery. The piece of content includes information on a variety of surgery procedures that are often carried out on women including breast augmentation, liposuction and rhinoplasty. This article was written by the experts and describes the thought process behind […]

Cancer Research UK Offers £100m to Researchers Looking to Fight Cancer

October 13th, 2015
Cancer Research UK Offers £100m to Researchers Looking to Fight Cancer

One of the UK’s leading cancer charities is offering £100 million worth of funding for researchers to come up with new ways of battling the deadly disease. Cancer Research UK has outlined seven key areas that represent the most important unanswered queries associated with cancer and the money will be available to international researchers. The programme will […]

8 Facts About Depression

October 9th, 2015
8 Facts About Depression

The NHS estimates that around 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer with depression to some degree at some point in their lives. Awareness of depression has increased over the last few years but there are various myths and misconceptions around, with many medical experts believing that depression is poorly understood. Here are 8 facts […]

10 Reasons Why You Might Be Experiencing Back Pain

October 9th, 2015
10 Reasons Why You Might Be Experiencing Back Pain

It can be difficult to work out the exact cause of back pain as the network of bones, muscle and connective tissue around the spine is so complex that there are many different possibilities. There are also different types of back pain (acute, which comes on suddenly after an injury and chronic, which can occur over […]

How to Talk to a Loved One About an Eating Disorder

October 8th, 2015
How to Talk to a Loved One About an Eating Disorder

Often overlooked as a mental illness, eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal relationship with food. When a person suffers from an eating disorder, the way they view food changes and with it their eating habits. They also experience a distorted view of their body image. The most common examples of eating disorders include anorexia […]

6 Tips to Ease Back Pain

October 8th, 2015
6 Tips to Ease Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the UK. Whether you only experience back pain from time to time or you suffer from prolonged periods of discomfort, it’s important to take care of your back. Here are some tips to help you feel more comfortable during periods of backache and reduce the […]

How to Take Care of Your Back with the Correct Posture

October 7th, 2015
How to Take Care of Your Back with the Correct Posture

Back pain is one of the most common causes of sick days in the UK and people often suffer from back pain due to poor posture. Your back is affected by the way you walk, lift, bend and sit at your desk and it’s important to maintain good posture to protect yourself from back injuries […]

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