Archives for October, 2017

Cancer charity hires digital nurse to bust myths online

October 31st, 2017
Cancer charity hires digital nurse to bust myths online

One of the country‚Äôs leading cancer charities, Macmillan Cancer Support, has hired a digital nurse to try and bust myths online and ensure patients have access to accurate information. Ellen McPake, from Glasgow, has been employed by the charity to help people find accurate information about cancer and enable them to get answers to their […]

Health officials issue warning over excessive antibiotic use

October 24th, 2017
Health officials issue warning over excessive antibiotic use

Health officials have issued a warning over excessive use of antibiotics. According to experts from Public Health England, up to 20 percent of antibiotic prescriptions given out in England are unnecessary. Officials believe that more patients need to be told to rest and take it easy rather than being given medication in a bid to […]

Super-size chocolate bars to be banned in English hospital in obesity crackdown

October 17th, 2017
Super-size chocolate bars to be banned in English hospital in obesity crackdown

NHS England has confirmed that super-size chocolate bars will no longer be sold in hospitals in England as part of a bid to crack down on obesity. New plans, which have been approved by NHS England, mean that no bars and bags containing more than 250 calories will be sold in hospital shops, vending machines […]

Could the sockless trend be behind a surge in fungal foot infections?

October 10th, 2017
Could the sockless trend be behind a surge in fungal foot infections?

A popular fashion trend could be behind a surge in fungal foot infections, experts believe. The rising popularity of going sockless has contributed to an increase in fungal foot infections in young men, according to The College of Podiatry. Emma Stephenson, a podiatrist, said that she has witnessed a steady increase in the number of […]

New figures suggest 1 in 6 people in England have a mental health condition

October 3rd, 2017
New figures suggest 1 in 6 people in England have a mental health condition

New figures from NHS Digital suggest that at any given time, 1 in 6 people in England suffer from a mental health condition. The statistics indicate that the vast majority of people will either experience mental health problems or know somebody who has symptoms of a psychological condition. Mental health issues are often a lot […]

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