Category “General Health”

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 […]

Pregnant women are unsure of how much to eat, survey reveals

July 25th, 2017
Pregnant women are unsure of how much to eat, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that pregnant women are unsure about how much they need to eat. Research conducted by the National Charity Partnership showed that only a third of pregnant women knew that they didn’t need to consume extra calories for the first two trimesters. According to NICE guidelines, pregnant women should stick to […]

Older children are less active than younger children, study suggests

July 19th, 2017

New research has suggested that younger children are more active than older kids. Figures, which have been published by Public Health England, suggest that activity levels fall as children get older. The proportion of children that exercises on a daily basis falls by almost 40 percent between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. […]

New figures show significant fall in the number of new nurses and midwives

July 4th, 2017

New figures have shown that more midwives and nurses are leaving the profession than joining it for the first time in almost a decade. According to statistics, the number of registered nurses and midwives fell by 1,783 in the 12-month period leading up to March 2017. This is the first time there has been a reduction […]

Police confirm hospital admissions amid concerns over ‘potent’ MDMA

June 27th, 2017

Police have confirmed that seven people have been hospitalised as a result of taking a ‘potent’ form of MDMA. Officers from Greater Manchester Police revealed that four men and three women were taking to hospital over the weekend (24th/25th June) after taking drugs that are known as ‘magic’ and ‘pink champagne.’ Reports suggest that the […]

Could coconut oil be as harmful as butter and beef fat?

June 20th, 2017

Coconut oil is one of those foods that have appeared from nowhere and taken the culinary world by storm. Thanks to social media, fads catch the attention of millions of people around the world, but could this one actually do more harm than good? Although coconut oil is often sold as a health food and […]

New study links bedroom TVs to increased risk of childhood obesity

June 6th, 2017

A new study suggests that children who have a TV in their bedrooms have a greater chance of being overweight than those who don’t have a monitor in their rooms. Researchers from University College London discovered that girls, in particular, are more likely to have a high BMI if they have a television in their […]

Patient still waiting to leave hospital 4 years after being declared fit for discharge

April 25th, 2017

A patient who has been fit to leave hospital is still awaiting discharge as a result of a lack of suitable care arrangements outside of a hospital setting, it has been revealed. The patient, who has not been named, was declared fit for discharge four years ago, but it is still occupying a hospital bed […]

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