Archives for March, 2016

National Walking Month for Action on Strokes!

March 31st, 2016
National Walking Month for Action on Strokes!

What is a stroke? A stroke is a medical condition which is life threatening and very serious – it occurs when the blood supply to parts of the brain is cut off. Signs and symptoms of a stroke: F-A-S-T Face – the person’s face my drop on a certain side and they may not be […]

All About Allergies

March 31st, 2016
All About Allergies

Allergies. They are a bother to everyone, but how much do you actually know about them? Allergies are a form of hypersensitive reaction where your immune system overreacts, leading to discomfort, damage and possible death. The reaction is produced within 5 – 10 minutes once you have come in contact with the specific allergen. Allergies […]

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

March 31st, 2016

Bowel cancer is the third most common form of cancer in England, often referred to as rectal cancer or colon cancer; this depends on where the cancerous cells form. The causes of bowel cancer are unknown but there have been high risks and factors identified: Family history – where you have a strong family history […]

Everything You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease

March 31st, 2016

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease develops over many years as the nervous systems gradually becomes damaged. What are the symptoms? Muscles become stiff/inflexible Involuntary shaking of certain parts of the body Movement decreases Those are the main symptoms, however there can be more, such as: Depression and anxiety Constipation Insomnia Anosmia (loss of smell) […]

World Health Day 2016: Diabetes Awareness

March 31st, 2016
World Health Day 2016: Diabetes Awareness

On April 7th, we can beat diabetes together! There are different types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system starts to attack cells responsible for insulin production, meaning that the body cannot produce insulin, causing blood sugar levels to increase. Type 2 diabetes rises when the body […]

All About ADHD

March 31st, 2016

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ADHD is a behavioural disorder that children are commonly affected by. The symptoms are characterised by restlessness, impulsiveness and inattentiveness. The majority of cases develop from early childhood and gradually get worse as the individual grows older, as a result of changes such as moving home, starting school or meeting […]

Local Councils Call for Weaker Drinks to Tackle Alcohol-Related Health Issues

March 29th, 2016
Local Councils Call for Weaker Drinks to Tackle Alcohol-Related Health Issues

Local councils are calling for weaker versions of alcoholic drinks to be made available in a bid to tackle alcohol-related health problems. Representatives from the Local Government Association believe that offering weaker versions of beers, cider and spirits, will enable people to adopt a healthier lifestyle; the LGA has also called for more non-alcoholic versions […]

Charity Warns of Premature Death for People with Autism

March 22nd, 2016

Representatives from the charity Autistica have warned that people with autism are dying earlier than the general population. The charity states that research carried out in Sweden suggests that autistic people are dying significantly earlier than the general population, most commonly as a result of epilepsy or suicide. The study, which has been published in […]

Prostate Cancer Drug to be Accessed Early by Patients in England

March 21st, 2016
Prostate Cancer Drug to be Accessed Early by Patients in England

Patients in England who have prostate cancer will now be given early access to a drug that can delay the need for chemotherapy. Abiraterone  has now been deemed affordable by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Previously, they had said the treatment wasn’t cost effective for the NHS until prostate cancer reaches an […]

New Figures Confirm That More Young People Are Going Teetotal

March 15th, 2016
New Figures Confirm That More Young People Are Going Teetotal

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed an increase in the number of young people turning teetotal. Recent research also indicated that more people are going for a week or longer without drinking. A survey found that 42 percent of people had not had a drink in the previous 7 day period […]

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