NHS approves kidney cancer drug for use in England and Wales

July 11th, 2017

A drug, which is used to treat kidney cancer, will be available in England and Wales, the NHS has confirmed. Cabozantinib, which is already approved in Scotland, has been proven to prolong the life of kidney cancer patients. The drug, which works by ‘switching off’ tumours could enable many patients to live a longer life […]

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 […]

Why marriage is good for your health

June 13th, 2017

Marriage is associated with happiness, but have you ever stopped to think about hot it could affect your health? Researchers from Aston University suggest that being married could increase your chances of survival if you have a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The research team analysed data from almost 1 million adults living in the […]

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 […]

Scientists discover the secret to heart health in Greece

May 30th, 2017

It is well-documented that rates of cardiovascular disease are lower in the Mediterranean. While scientists believe that diet and other lifestyle factors have an important role to play, researchers have discovered another reason why the Greeks have such healthy hearts. Scientists analysing cardiovascular disease risk in certain parts of the country have discovered a genetic […]

Scientists “Tantalisingly Close” to Process to Create “Limitless” Human Blood Cells

May 23rd, 2017

Twenty years of research into the use of stem cells to generate human blood has led to the potential for “limitless” blood supplies by turning adult cells into stem cells, which can in turn create any type of blood cell, researchers claim. This could reduce the risk of shortages for people with poor immune systems, […]

NHS crippled by widespread cyber attacks

May 16th, 2017

Hundreds of patients have had procedures cancelled and there have been major disruptions across the country as a result of vicious cyber-attacks. Hospitals and GP surgeries across the UK are trying to recover after attacks, which hit companies and organisations across the world, left computer systems paralysed on Friday (12th May). Computers were on lock […]

New study suggests more than half of vapers have quit smoking

May 9th, 2017

A new study suggests that more than half of vapers in the UK have quit smoking. Research conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that more than 50 percent of people using e-cigarettes in the UK have given up smoking. This is the first time figures have reached the over 50 percent benchmark. […]

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