New study suggests short bursts of intense exercise are best for weight loss

February 19th, 2019
New study suggests short bursts of intense exercise are best for weight loss

A new study has revealed that short bursts of intense exercise are better for weight loss than longer spells of gentler activity. Researchers from the Federal University of Goias in Brazil, analysed data from 36 studies, which involved over 1,000 adults, to measure the impact of different types of exercise. The team evaluated data from […]

Medical experts recommend device-free dinner times for children

February 12th, 2019
Medical experts recommend device-free dinner times for children

The UK’s chief medical officers have recommended device-free dinner and bedtimes for children. New guidelines suggest that children should be encouraged to put down phones and tablets during mealtimes and in the evenings when they go to bed in a bid to create healthier attitudes to devices. The experts also advised children to take a […]

NHS officials call for a ban on celebrity diet adverts

February 5th, 2019
NHS officials call for a ban on celebrity diet adverts

NHS officials are calling for a ban on celebrity adverts for diet aids. NHS medical director, Prof Stephen Powis, is encouraging social media companies to ban adverts and promotions for products including slimming teas and diet pills. Describing the social media adverts, which can be found plastered across sites like Instagram, as “damaging,” Prof Powis […]

Tests suggest some wearable fitness trackers overestimate calorie burn

January 29th, 2019
Tests suggest some wearable fitness trackers overestimate calorie burn

New research could put a dampener on the spirits of those who have vowed to get fit after receiving wearable fitness trackers for Christmas. Studies conducted by researchers at Aberystwyth University suggest that some devices can overestimate the number of calories burned by up to 50 percent. Researchers found that all the devices tested were […]

Superdrug confirms more rigorous mental health assessments for customers seeking Botox treatment

January 22nd, 2019
Superdrug confirms more rigorous mental health assessments for customers seeking Botox treatment

High street beauty store, Superdrug, has confirmed that it will introduce more rigorous mental health assessments before providing customers with cosmetic treatments like Botox. The move comes after the chain was criticised by the NHS when it introduced Botox and dermal filler treatment in 2018. When Superdrug launched the services, NHS England representatives were quick […]

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 […]

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