Archives for February, 2016

Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

February 29th, 2016
Thousands of NHS Doctor and Nursing Posts are Lying Vacant

Figures have revealed that more than two thirds of health boards and trusts in Britain are actively trying to recruit new staff from overseas to battle the shortage of qualified doctors and nurses. Information obtained from a Freedom of Information report for the BBC shows that one December 1st last year, the NHS in England, […]

Women in England to be Offered £3,000 Budget in Maternity Services Shake-Up

February 23rd, 2016
Women in England to be Offered £3,000 Budget in Maternity Services Shake-Up

Pregnant women in England are to be offered a budget worth £3,000 as part of a maternity services shake-up. Under new guidelines proposed by NHS England, women should be able to choose how to spend their ‘birth budget’. Pilot programmes are set to be launched later this year and come in the wake of an […]

Could Air Pollution be to Blame for Thousands of Premature Deaths Each Year?

February 23rd, 2016

The Royal Colleges of Physicians and Paediatrics and Child Health claim that thousands of lives are lost each year as a result of air pollution. It is estimated that around 40,000 premature deaths in the UK are linked to environmental pollution. Representatives from the colleges have suggested that diesel emissions are too high and claim […]

Google Searches for HIV Rocket Following Charlie Sheen Interview

February 23rd, 2016

The number of people searching for information about HIV rocketed after Charlie Sheen appeared on television to confirm that he was HIV positive, research has shown. Analysis has reveled that 2.75 million more searches were performed in the hours after Sheen appeared on American television to tell the media he had been diagnosed with HIV. […]

Report Predicts “Millions” of Obesity Cases Would Be Prevented with a Sugar Tax

February 19th, 2016
Report Predicts “Millions” of Obesity Cases Would Be Prevented with a Sugar Tax

A report has predicted that a 20 percent sugar tax on drinks in Britain would prevent 3.7 million people from becoming obese over the next 10 years. The report comes as the government prepares an obesity strategy, due in the coming weeks. The UK Health Forum worked with Cancer Research UK to calculate the expected […]

Genetically Inherited Heart Conditions Could be Detected Through New Blood Test

February 19th, 2016
Genetically Inherited Heart Conditions Could be Detected Through New Blood Test

According to the British Heart Foundation, there is a new blood test that could help to diagnose people with inherited heart conditions. Researchers who were funded by the charity discovered that by observing a particular group of genes, they could reliably identify underlying heart problems. The new test follows the death of Sir David Frost’s […]

The Shocking Truth Behind Our Favourite High Street Hot Drinks

February 17th, 2016
The Shocking Truth Behind Our Favourite High Street Hot Drinks

Every day, thousands of people across the UK visit high street cafes and coffee chains to get their caffeine fix or warm their cockles in the wintry weather. For many of us, visiting a coffee shop is just part of our daily routine, but have you ever stopped to think about what goes into your […]

New Report Suggests Over 65s are Living for Longer Than Ever Before

February 16th, 2016
New Report Suggests Over 65s are Living for Longer Than Ever Before

A new report compiled by Public Health England suggests that over 65s are living for longer than ever before. The research claims that on average, men are living for 19 years and women for 21 years once they reach the milestone of 65 years old. Although the figures are positive, there are still concerns that […]

Could Dental Implants be the Treatment You’ve Been Dreaming Of?

February 11th, 2016
Could Dental Implants be the Treatment You’ve Been Dreaming Of?

If you have missing teeth or have been advised to consider tooth replacement treatments, you may have come across dental implants. These innovative prostheses are rapidly changing the way we replace lost natural teeth and the good news is that they are becoming widely available. If you’re conscious of the appearance of your teeth, why […]

Number of People Having Cosmetic Surgery Spiked in 2015

February 9th, 2016
Number of People Having Cosmetic Surgery Spiked in 2015

There was a sharp rise in the number of people having cosmetic surgery last year, according to new figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). The figures buck the trend of preceding years, when popularity dropped as a result of financial uncertainty following the recession and growing fears related to the safety […]

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