Charities accuse UK bosses of failing to understand the impact of migraines

September 5th, 2017
Charities accuse UK bosses of failing to understand the impact of migraines

A group of charities has accused employers in the UK of failing to understand the impact of migraines. Three charities have joined forces to conduct a survey to find out more about the effects migranes have on workers and ascertain how employees in the UK are treated by their bosses. Migraine Action, The Migraine Trust […]

Public Health England urges over 40’s to walk faster amid inactivity concerns

August 29th, 2017

Public Health England is urging over 40’s to walk faster in a bid to tackle rising levels of inactivity. Officials from the body are encouraging middle-aged people to start walking more frequently to boost activity levels. Statistics show that people over the age of 40 are doing less exercise than ever and this could result […]

Health officials call for calorie content to be reduced in popular foods in a bid to tackle obesity

August 22nd, 2017
Health officials call for calorie content to be reduced in popular foods in a bid to tackle obesity

Health officials are calling for the calorie content of popular foods to be reduced in a bid to tackle rising rates of child obesity in England. Officials from Public Health England believe that most people are eating between 200 and 300 extra calories per day, and reducing the calorific value of popular foods could help […]

200 Cases of Drug Resistant Fungus Candida Auris Reported in Britain

August 15th, 2017

It has been reported that 200 people in 20 separate NHS trusts and independent hospitals have been infected or contaminated with a potentially lethal strain of Candida auris, a drug resistant fungus. The fungus was first discovered in Japan, as a family of yeasts that can live on the skin or inside the body, which […]

Charity claims IVF treatment in England is being cut back

August 8th, 2017

A fertility charity has claimed that IVF treatment is being cut back in some areas of England. Fertility Network UK believes that some couples in England are not being offered IVF in line with NICE guidelines, which recommend up to 3 cycles of IVF for couples who have been unable to conceive naturally. The charity, […]

Health Secretary reveals plans for 21,000 extra mental health workers

August 1st, 2017

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to recruit an extra 21,000 mental health workers in a bid to bring mental health care in line with treatment provided for physiological health conditions. Speaking about the new plans, Mr Hunt said that it was time to address the “historic imbalance” between services aimed at mental […]

Pregnant women are unsure of how much to eat, survey reveals

July 25th, 2017
Pregnant women are unsure of how much to eat, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that pregnant women are unsure about how much they need to eat. Research conducted by the National Charity Partnership showed that only a third of pregnant women knew that they didn’t need to consume extra calories for the first two trimesters. According to NICE guidelines, pregnant women should stick to […]

Older children are less active than younger children, study suggests

July 19th, 2017

New research has suggested that younger children are more active than older kids. Figures, which have been published by Public Health England, suggest that activity levels fall as children get older. The proportion of children that exercises on a daily basis falls by almost 40 percent between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. […]

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 […]

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