Archives for April, 2016

Can Your Job Make You Ill?

April 27th, 2016
Can Your Job Make You Ill?

According to a 2013 study conducted by the charity Mind, work is the biggest cause of stress in people’s lives. One in three people admitted that their work life was more stressful than financial problems or health concerns. The survey found that stress in the workplace led to 7 percent of people having suicidal thoughts […]

Junior Doctors Begin First All-Out Strike

April 26th, 2016

Junior doctors across the country have started the first ever all-out strike. Although junior doctors have taken part in industrial action over the last few months, this is the first time in the history of the NHS that emergency services will be affected. From 8am, junior doctors across England will take part in a mass […]

Many Parkinson’s Sufferers Forced to Hide Their Symptoms, Survey Suggests

April 19th, 2016

Many people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease feel obliged to hide their symptoms, a survey has revealed. Research carried out by Parkinson’s UK said that a large number of those affected feel the need to lie about their condition or hide their symptoms because they feel embarrassed or ashamed. The charity sent a survey to […]

Is Wearing Underwear to Bed Harming Your Health?

April 18th, 2016
Is Wearing Underwear to Bed Harming Your Health?

According to experts, sleeping in your underwear could be responsible for several health problems. Wearing constrictive underwear whilst you sleep can create the most effective environment for a number of unpleasant conditions, particularly in women! This includes a higher risk of yeast and bacterial infections. This suggestion comes as US gynaecologist Dr Alyssa Dweck revealed […]

Researchers Test New Cancer Drugs Scanning Technique

April 12th, 2016
Researchers Test New Cancer Drugs Scanning Technique

Researchers in Cambridge are testing a new scanning technique that could help to determine the efficacy of drugs used to treat cancer. The hope is that the test will enable doctors to see how effectively a drug is working at an early stage. Research is currently underway at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and experts are hoping it […]

Junior Doctors to Take Legal Action Against Government Over New Contract

April 5th, 2016
Junior Doctors to Take Legal Action Against Government Over New Contract

Junior doctors will take legal action against the government, it has been revealed. Reports claim that a campaign group has already raised in excess of £100,000 to back the legal fight against the implementation of a new contract. Just Health, a campaign group founded by NHS staff members, has already raised thousands of pounds in […]

Study Suggests More People are Overweight Than Underweight Worldwide

April 1st, 2016
Study Suggests More People are Overweight Than Underweight Worldwide

A major study has suggested that more adults in the world are classified as obese than underweight. Published in The Lancet and led by researchers from Imperial College London, the study compared the body mass index of almost 20 million adult males and females between 1975 and 2014. It discovered that obesity has tripled in […]

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