Archives for September, 2016

Lifestyle-Related Illnesses Cost NHS £11 Billion per Year

September 27th, 2016
Lifestyle-Related Illnesses Cost NHS £11 Billion per Year

Research conducted by Public Health England suggests that lifestyle-related illnesses cost the NHS billions of pounds per year. Officials from PHE claim that conditions linked to drinking, smoking and unhealthy eating habits cost the NHS £11 billion every year. They have warned that unless the NHS finds more effective ways to handle cases or prevent […]

Fire Crews Required to Rescue Growing Number of People Due to Obesity

September 20th, 2016
Fire Crews Required to Rescue Growing Number of People Due to Obesity

Fire crews across the country are being forced to rescue a growing number of people due to obesity, it has been revealed. In the last three years, the number of calls to fire crews to rescue severely obese people has increased by more than a third. In the last year alone, there were more than […]

Researchers Suggest We Prioritise Memories During Sleep

September 13th, 2016
Researchers Suggest We Prioritise Memories During Sleep

Researchers have suggested that the human brain prioritises our most important memories during sleep. A new study has revealed that we view things we care about the most as priorities when it comes to retaining information and creating memories. Previous studies have confirmed that we use downtime to consolidate the day’s events, but this is the […]

GMC Says Patients Will Suffer if Junior Doctors Proceed with Planned Strikes

September 6th, 2016
GMC Says Patients Will Suffer if Junior Doctors Proceed with Planned Strikes

The General Medical Council, the authority responsible for regulating medical professionals in the UK, has warned that patients will suffer if junior doctors proceed with five days of planned strikes. The GMC claims that the five one-day strikes, which are due to begin next week, cannot be justified. The body has criticised the scale of […]

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