Category “General Health”

The real reason you feel hungry when you drink alcohol

January 17th, 2017
The real reason you feel hungry when you drink alcohol

Have you ever wondered why you seem to feel hungry when you’re drinking, or you’ve been out the night before? Well now, you don’t have to speculate any further. Scientists have discovered that drinking causes your brain to switch into starvation mode, causing you to feel hungry, even if you’ve eaten as much as you […]

Public Health England issues warning over middle age health crisis

January 5th, 2017
Public Health England issues warning over middle age health crisis

Experts from Public Health England have issued a warning over a looming health crisis facing middle-aged people in the UK. Experts believe that a sedentary lifestyle, fast food and work-related stress are taking on their toll on people aged between 40 and 60 years old. The body has warned that eighty percent of middle-aged people […]

NICE advises GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans

December 20th, 2016
NICE advises GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans

New guidelines issued by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advise GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans. According to new guidelines, GPs should consider referring women who drink more than 3.5 bottles of wine and men who drink more than 5 bottles of wine per week for liver scans. This quantity […]

Doctors appeal for diesel ban in London

December 14th, 2016
Doctors appeal for diesel ban in London

A group of doctors is appealing for a ban on diesel in London. Doctors Against Diesel are calling for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to follow the lead of officials in Paris, Athens, Mexico City and Madrid and ban diesel engines in the capital city. Calls come after several high-profile cities vowed to ban […]

Leading GP Describes 5-a-Day Target as ‘Unrealistic’

November 22nd, 2016
Leading GP Describes 5-a-Day Target as ‘Unrealistic’

The new chair of the Royal College of GPs has described the 5-a-day target as ‘unrealistic’. Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard stated that many people may find it difficult to consume five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. She added that recommending two portions rather than five might be more realistic. Dr Stokes-Lampard’s comments go against […]

Dementia is the Most Common Cause of Death in England and Wales

November 15th, 2016
Dementia is the Most Common Cause of Death in England and Wales

New research has suggested that dementia has overtaken heart disease as the most common cause of death in England and Wales. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 61,000 people died from dementia last year. This represents 11.6 percent of deaths. Most cases (41,283) affected women. Experts believe that increased life expectancy improved […]

Officials in Glasgow Set to Approve the UK’s First ‘Fix Room’

November 1st, 2016

Officials in Glasgow are set to approve new plans to open a fix room in the city. The facility, which would be the first of its kind in the UK, would provide a safe place for drug abusers to inject drugs under supervision. The aim of the proposal is to tackle problems caused and faced […]

Senior Doctors Release List of 40 Ineffective Treatments to Prevent Unnecessary Procedures

October 25th, 2016
Senior Doctors Release List of 40 Ineffective Treatments to Prevent Unnecessary Procedures

Senior doctors in the UK have released a list of forty ineffective treatments in a bid to prevent unnecessary procedures. Doctors from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have compiled the list as part of a campaign that aims to encourage communication between doctors and patients to determine the best treatment options for health problems. […]

Investigation Reveals Increased Parking Charges at a Third of NHS Hospitals

October 18th, 2016
Investigation Reveals Increased Parking Charges at a Third of NHS Hospitals

A new investigation has revealed increased parking charges at a third of NHS hospitals in England. Research conducted by the Press Association has suggested that a third of NHS hospitals have raised fees for parking in the last 12 months. Some hospitals are now charging rates of up to £4 per hour. The investigation showed that […]

Are Patients Put Off By Doctor’s Receptionists?

October 12th, 2016
Are Patients Put Off By Doctor’s Receptionists?

A new survey has suggested that patients are put off seeing their doctor by medical receptionists. Research conducted by Cancer Research UK shows that many people who call up to make an appointment are put off coming in to see their GP by receptionists. Some are worried that they’re making “a fuss”, while others don’t […]

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