Category “General Health”

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 […]

Nurses consider striking over pay

April 18th, 2017
Nurses consider striking over pay

The Royal College of Nursing is weighing up the possibility of strike action over pay, it has been confirmed. Representatives from the body claim that nurses have suffered a pay cut of 14 percent in real terms over the course of the last seven years as a result of pay freezes and an increase in […]

Scotland to become the first UK nation to fund ‘game-changing’ HIV drug

April 11th, 2017
Scotland to become the first UK nation to fund ‘game-changing’ HIV drug

Scotland is to become the first UK nation to fund a ‘game-changing’ HIV drug, the NHS has confirmed. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has agreed to find the provision of a drug known as Prep, which is found to reduce the risk of contracting HIV dramatically. Researchers have discovered that taking the drug on a […]

MPs urge the government to ban multi-buy offers in a bid to cut childhood obesity

March 28th, 2017

MPs from the Health Select Committee have urged the government to ban multi-buy offers on unhealthy foods in a bid to reduce the number of obese children. The group believes that the government needs to do more to reduce rates of childhood obesity, which have been increasing steadily for years. A report by the committee […]

Campaign group issues warning as hot chocolate is found to contain more salt than a bag of crisps

March 21st, 2017

The campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) has issued a warning after studies revealed that many shop-bought hot chocolate products contain more salt per serving than a bag of ready salted crisps. Research revealed that Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate powder contains 2.5g of salt per 100g. This is way above the target […]

Drive to raise sepsis awareness, as unknown killer tales more than 44,000 lives per year

March 14th, 2017

Health chiefs and campaigners have stepped up efforts to raise awareness of sepsis, a disease that kills more than 44,000 people in the UK every year. Despite the fact that sepsis takes more lives than bowel, prostate and breast cancer combined, very few people are aware of the signs and symptoms. Sepsis is triggered by […]

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