Archives for May, 2016

New Study Suggests Children with Diabetes are Missing Out on Key Checks

May 31st, 2016
New Study Suggests Children with Diabetes are Missing Out on Key Checks

A new study has suggested that children with diabetes are missing out on key checks, including eye tests. Data collected by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health suggests that up to 75 percent of children in England and Wales are missing out on important health checks. Only 25.4 percent of children with diabetes […]

Public Health England Criticises New Advice to Increase Fat Intake

May 24th, 2016
Public Health England Criticises New Advice to Increase Fat Intake

Experts from Public Health England have hit out at new advice that advises people to increase their intake of fat. Chief nutritionist at the body, Dr Alison Tedstone, has branded advice from the National Obesity Forum “irresponsible and potentially deadly.” A new report published by the National Obesity Forum suggested eating more fat could reduce […]

Ellie Goulding Speaks Out About Panic Attacks and Anxiety

May 19th, 2016

Pop starlet Ellie Goulding has opened up about her struggle with panic attacks and anxiety. The UK singer has spoken out about her cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to help her deal with the battle. Ellie explained that her panic attacks were triggered by her surroundings, so getting to the studio was an uncomfortable experience. The […]

National Smile Month 2016

May 17th, 2016
National Smile Month 2016

Yesterday (May 16th, 2016), the Oral Health Foundation launched the 40th annual National Smile Month campaign. This is one of the world’s largest oral health campaigns and organisers are hoping to reach out to millions of people over the course of the next four weeks. What exactly is National Smile Month? National Smile Month is […]

Charities Express Concern Over Changes to Cancer Drug Fund in England

May 17th, 2016
Charities Express Concern Over Changes to Cancer Drug Fund in England

15 charities have expressed concerns at the future of approving cancer drugs in England. In an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, representatives from numerous charities stated that it would now be difficult for many drugs to be approved for use in England. Changes will affect the Cancer Drugs Fund, which is a financial pot […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

May 16th, 2016
Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

About Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week will run from the 16th to the 22nd of May 2016. It is a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation and aims to raise awareness of mental health problems and reach out to those affected by psychological conditions. This year’s campaign This year, the theme […]

Liverpool Health Officials Name and Shame Sugary Drinks Manufacturers in Decay Clampdown

May 12th, 2016
Liverpool Health Officials Name and Shame Sugary Drinks Manufacturers in Decay Clampdown

Health officials in Liverpool have named and shamed drinks manufacturers in a bid to clamp down on rising rates of decay linked to sugar consumption. Officials in the city have published a list of manufacturers who produce sugary drinks. This is to encourage people to make healthier choices and reduce the number of children affected […]

Research Suggests Widening Gap Between Life Expectancy in Rich and Poor

May 3rd, 2016

New research has suggested that the gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor is increasing in England and Wales for the first time in decades. Researchers from City University London found that people are living longer, but the gap between those from poor and wealthy backgrounds is increasing in size for the first […]

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