Category “General Health”

New study suggests giving up alcohol can bring health benefits in just one month

July 17th, 2018
New study suggests giving up alcohol can bring health benefits in just one month

A new study suggests that giving up alcohol for just one month can bring significant health benefits. New research claims that laying off the booze for a month can result in lower blood pressure and improved liver health. Many people are aware of the long-term benefits of quitting heavy drinking, but researchers believe that giving […]

NHS England to call time on ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures

July 3rd, 2018
NHS England to call time on ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures

NHS England has confirmed that it will call time on a number of ‘ineffective’ and ‘risky’ procedures next year. Under new guidelines to reduce costs and improve efficiency, NHS England will cease to provide 17 procedures, including treatment for snoring, tonsil removal and breast reductions. Treatment will still be offered in cases where there is […]

Government set to banish checkout sweets as part of new obesity drive

June 26th, 2018
Government set to banish checkout sweets as part of new obesity drive

Image Editorial credit: photocritical / Shutterstock.com The Government is set to ban the promotion of sweets and fatty snacks at supermarket checkouts as part of a new drive to slash obesity rates. Under new guidelines, shops in England will be banned from displaying sweets and chocolate bars by tills, as the Department of Health launches […]

Scottish government tables bill to introduce opt-out organ donation scheme

June 12th, 2018
Scottish government tables bill to introduce opt-out organ donation scheme

The Scottish Government is set to table a bill to introduce an opt-out organ donation scheme in a bid to increase the number of donors. Currently, if you wish to donate your organs when you die, you must opt in to the donation programme. Under new guidelines, which are due to be published soon, all […]

Smoothies and juices could be banned in Scottish schools as ministers try to tackle obesity crisis

June 5th, 2018
Smoothies and juices could be banned in Scottish schools as ministers try to tackle obesity crisis

Smoothies and juices could soon be banned in school canteens in Scotland, as ministers attempt to curb the obesity crisis. The government has unveiled measures to try and reduce the sugar content of school meals in a shift, which could also see schools banning sugary cereals and flavoured yoghurts A consultation on proposed measures, which […]

Drug May Have Been Found To Cure the Common Cold

May 15th, 2018
Drug May Have Been Found To Cure the Common Cold

A research team from Imperial College London have been working on an innovative treatment that may be able to cure the common cold, which would be inhaled to stop the virulent illness in its tracks. The common cold is a collective term for hundreds of very similar viruses, which has made it notoriously difficult to […]

Green spaces improve quality of life by £34 billion, charity reveals

May 8th, 2018
Green spaces improve quality of life by £34 billion, charity reveals

A charity has suggested that green spaces and parks improve quality of life by £34 billion. The Fields in Trust charity, which aims to protect green spaces in the UK, claims that open natural areas provide health benefits that equate to a value of around £34 billion. The charity also suggests that green spaces save […]

Government confirms £6 million cash injection to support children with alcoholic parents

April 24th, 2018
Government confirms £6 million cash injection to support children with alcoholic parents

The government has confirmed that £6 million will be made available to help the children of alcoholics. It is estimated that around 200,000 children in the UK are living with parents who have an addiction to alcohol. The funding injection pledged by health ministers will be used to target children with alcoholic parents, providing them […]

Paramedics will be able to prescribe drugs under new laws

April 3rd, 2018
Paramedics will be able to prescribe drugs under new laws

Paramedics with advanced training will be able to prescribe drugs under new laws, which were introduced in England on Sunday 1st April. Under new regulations, advanced paramedics will soon be able to provide prescription medications to patients who require assistance without needing to go to hospital. Up to 70 percent of patients who are seen […]

Researchers link exercise in old age to improved immunity

March 13th, 2018
Researchers link exercise in old age to improved immunity

Researchers have revealed that exercise in old age can have a dramatic impact on immunity. Scientists who followed more than 100 cyclists found that regular exercise in old age led to incredible benefits for the immune system. A team of researchers tracked 125 long distance cyclists and discovered that some who were in their 80’s […]

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