Category “General Health”

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 […]

Campaigners Worried by ‘Pocket Money’ Alcohol Prices

October 6th, 2016
Campaigners Worried by ‘Pocket Money’ Alcohol Prices

Research by a campaign group has suggested that alcoholic drinks across Britain are being sold at “pocket money” prices, with drinks commonly bought by underage drinkers often being the cheapest. According to the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA), white cider, which is sold for 16p per alcohol unit, is a favourite among teenagers. Ministers are still […]

The Staggering Costs of Medical Malpractice

October 3rd, 2016
The Staggering Costs of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is more common than you might think and it recently ranked third biggest cause of death in the US, according to an article published earlier this year on The Guardian. The article is based on a study published in the British Medical Journal, which revealed that only cancer and heart failure are more […]

Lifestyle-Related Illnesses Cost NHS £11 Billion per Year

September 27th, 2016
Lifestyle-Related Illnesses Cost NHS £11 Billion per Year

Research conducted by Public Health England suggests that lifestyle-related illnesses cost the NHS billions of pounds per year. Officials from PHE claim that conditions linked to drinking, smoking and unhealthy eating habits cost the NHS £11 billion every year. They have warned that unless the NHS finds more effective ways to handle cases or prevent […]

Fire Crews Required to Rescue Growing Number of People Due to Obesity

September 20th, 2016
Fire Crews Required to Rescue Growing Number of People Due to Obesity

Fire crews across the country are being forced to rescue a growing number of people due to obesity, it has been revealed. In the last three years, the number of calls to fire crews to rescue severely obese people has increased by more than a third. In the last year alone, there were more than […]

Researchers Suggest We Prioritise Memories During Sleep

September 13th, 2016
Researchers Suggest We Prioritise Memories During Sleep

Researchers have suggested that the human brain prioritises our most important memories during sleep. A new study has revealed that we view things we care about the most as priorities when it comes to retaining information and creating memories. Previous studies have confirmed that we use downtime to consolidate the day’s events, but this is the […]

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