Category “General Health”

90% of people don’t eat enough fibre, research suggests

January 15th, 2019
90% of people don’t eat enough fibre, research suggests

A new year is traditionally a time when people like to think about improving their health. This often means trying a new fad diet or joining a gym, but health experts have come up with an alternative resolution that could make all the difference to your health in 2019. As studies show that 90% of […]

NHS launches new 10-year preventative plan, which could save 500,000 lives

January 8th, 2019
NHS launches new 10-year preventative plan, which could save 500,000 lives

The NHS has launched a new ten-year plan, which could save up to 500,000 lives by prioritising prevention. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said that the new plan is a means of “reshaping the NHS around the changing needs of patients.” Access to funding has been increased for several departments, with the most significant injections directed […]

Health experts share their tips for improved health in 2019

January 2nd, 2019
Health experts share their tips for improved health in 2019

As we begin a brand new year, it’s common to make resolutions. Many people vow to try and improve their health, but with so much information on offer, and so many fads and health trends hitting the headlines, it can be difficult to separate the proverbial wheat from the chaff. For those keen to focus […]

Anaesthetic teething gels to be removed from supermarket shelves

December 18th, 2018
Anaesthetic teething gels to be removed from supermarket shelves

Teething gels that contain anaesthetic are set to be removed from supermarket shelves under new guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Currently, supermarkets stock a wide range of teething gels, some of which contain anaesthetics, such as lidocaine. Under new guidelines introduced by the MHRA, these gels will only be available […]

Over 30 percent children in England don’t do enough exercise

December 11th, 2018
Over 30 percent children in England don’t do enough exercise

More than 30 percent of children in England don’t do enough exercise, a new report suggests. Research compiled by Sport England claims that 1 in 3 kids aren’t active enough. Researchers found that a third of children don’t meet the government’s activity guidelines of 30 minutes of exercise per day. The organisation conducted an online […]

NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

December 4th, 2018
NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

The NHS will offer a new 800-calorie-a-day diet to patients with type 2 diabetes following successful trials in 2017. Thousands of people will have access to the low-calorie diet, which comprises soups and shakes. The hope is that sticking to the plan will reverse type 2 diabetes, enabling patients to manage blood glucose levels without […]

Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

November 7th, 2018
Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

The Health Secretary has launched a new preventative health plan, which is designed to increase life expectancy. Matt Hancock is keen to switch the focus to prevention, rather than cure, and has introduced new guidelines to outline a long-term vision for the NHS. At the moment, he explained, the NHS spends ten times as much […]

MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

October 30th, 2018
MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

MPs have approved a new opt-out donor scheme, which could help to save hundreds of lives every year. Under new guidelines, adults in England will have to actively opt-out of organ donation. Anyone who doesn’t opt out will be considered a potential donor. The scheme, which is already in place in Wales, has been approved […]

Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

October 23rd, 2018
Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

A cancer charity has accused tobacco giant, Philip Morris, of hypocrisy after it launched an anti-smoking advert. Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro, has recently approved adverts that encourage smokers to quit, but the move has been called out by Cancer Research UK. The charity claims that the tobacco magnate is merely trying to promote […]

New study recommends meal replacement programmes to tackle obesity crisis

October 2nd, 2018
New study recommends meal replacement programmes to tackle obesity crisis

A new study recommends meal replacement shakes and soups as treatments for obesity. The research paper, which has been published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that patients should be provided with meal replacement programmes, rather than healthy eating advice. University of Oxford researchers found that people who replace meals with low-calorie shakes and soups […]

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