Archives for August, 2016

A Third of Heart Attack Patients Given Wrong Diagnosis

August 30th, 2016
A Third of Heart Attack Patients Given Wrong Diagnosis

A third of patients are given the wrong diagnosis after a heart attack, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Leeds found that almost a third of people in England and Wales are given the wrong initial diagnosis following a heart attack. They found that women are more likely than men to […]

New Alzheimer’s Study to Be Launched with Hundreds of Volunteers

August 23rd, 2016
New Alzheimer’s Study to Be Launched with Hundreds of Volunteers

British researchers are preparing to launch a new study to find out more about Alzheimer’s disease with the help of hundreds of volunteers. The research team, which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research in partnership with the Medical Research Council, is involving around 250 volunteers in the study. The aim is to […]

Organ Donations from Cancer Patients Benefit Hundreds on Waiting Lists

August 16th, 2016

New data shows that hundreds of patients have benefited from donor organs from patients who had suffered from cancer. Statistics made available by the Press Association show that a total of 272 donors with a history of cancer donated organs over the last five years. These donations benefited more than 675 patients waiting for an […]

PHE Issues Measles Warning During Festival Season

August 9th, 2016
PHE Issues Measles Warning During Festival Season

Public Health England has issued a measles warning during festival season. Representatives from the body have labelled summer festivals a “hotbed” for measles and encouraged those who haven’t had a measles vaccination to have one if they plan to attend a festival in the coming months. Statistics show that 36 cases of measles were recorded […]

Which? Calls for Supermarkets to Put More Healthy Foods on Special Offer

August 2nd, 2016
Which? Calls for Supermarkets to Put More Healthy Foods on Special Offer

According to consumer group Which?, supermarkets should be concentrating their special offers on healthy food items to help win the fight against obesity. 77,165 special offers across the UK’s major supermarkets were analysed and it was found that 53% were placed on the less healthy food products. Which? said that fruit and vegetables were less likely to be sold as […]

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