Category “General Health”

Could owning a dog help you live longer?

November 21st, 2017
Could owning a dog help you live longer?

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but a new survey has suggested that our furry friends are far from just companions. Researchers in Sweden claim that having a pet dog may actually help us live longer. According to a study based on data from 3.4 million people in Sweden, dog owners are less […]

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 […]

A New Antibody has been Created that Attacks 99% of HIV Strains

September 26th, 2017
A New Antibody has been Created that Attacks 99% of HIV Strains

An amazing antibody that is claimed to attack 99% of strains of HIV and has shown the ability to protect primates from infection has been engineered. In what has been described by the International Aids Society as an “exciting breakthrough”, the virus has shown a remarkable efficacy and could have major applications, if human testing […]

US researchers working on a single childhood vaccine

September 19th, 2017
US researchers working on a single childhood vaccine

Researchers in the USA are working on a single vaccine, which could replace a series of injections for young children. Research teams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new form of ‘micro-particle’, which could enable doctors to immunise children against a series of childhood illnesses using just one vaccine. These new particles […]

Charities accuse UK bosses of failing to understand the impact of migraines

September 5th, 2017
Charities accuse UK bosses of failing to understand the impact of migraines

A group of charities has accused employers in the UK of failing to understand the impact of migraines. Three charities have joined forces to conduct a survey to find out more about the effects migranes have on workers and ascertain how employees in the UK are treated by their bosses. Migraine Action, The Migraine Trust […]

Public Health England urges over 40’s to walk faster amid inactivity concerns

August 29th, 2017

Public Health England is urging over 40’s to walk faster in a bid to tackle rising levels of inactivity. Officials from the body are encouraging middle-aged people to start walking more frequently to boost activity levels. Statistics show that people over the age of 40 are doing less exercise than ever and this could result […]

Health officials call for calorie content to be reduced in popular foods in a bid to tackle obesity

August 22nd, 2017
Health officials call for calorie content to be reduced in popular foods in a bid to tackle obesity

Health officials are calling for the calorie content of popular foods to be reduced in a bid to tackle rising rates of child obesity in England. Officials from Public Health England believe that most people are eating between 200 and 300 extra calories per day, and reducing the calorific value of popular foods could help […]

200 Cases of Drug Resistant Fungus Candida Auris Reported in Britain

August 15th, 2017

It has been reported that 200 people in 20 separate NHS trusts and independent hospitals have been infected or contaminated with a potentially lethal strain of Candida auris, a drug resistant fungus. The fungus was first discovered in Japan, as a family of yeasts that can live on the skin or inside the body, which […]

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