Study suggests optimists live longer

August 28th, 2019

Research conducted in the US has suggested that optimists live longer.  A new study has revealed that those who have a positive outlook are likely to outlive those with a more pessimistic approach to life, with optimists having a better chance of living to the age of 85 or over.  Researchers analysed data collected for […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces measures to protect against measles

August 20th, 2019

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a raft of measures to protect the public against measles. The move comes after the UK lost its measles-free status amid a decline in immunisation rates. Measles can be prevented by means of a double-dose immunisation, which is provided as part of the NHS routine vaccination programme for […]

Could virtual reality ease the pain of childbirth?

August 13th, 2019

Women in Wales are being given access to virtual reality headsets as part of a trial to determine the effects of VR on pain management during labour.  University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is currently trialling a programme, which involves offering expectant mothers the chance to use a VR headset. The aim is to see […]

Twenty hospitals in England to receive funding boost worth £850 million

August 6th, 2019

Twenty hospitals across England are set to benefit from a funding boost worth £850 million. Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined plans for a cash injection of £1.8 billion at a hospital in Lincolnshire on Monday 5th August. The money will be split between hospital trusts all over the country. The funding pledge is part of […]

Parents urged to pack children’s medicines in hand luggage

July 30th, 2019

With thousands of families expected to travel abroad in the coming weeks, experts are urging parents to pack children’s medicines in their cabin bags.  Research conducted in America suggests that most in-flight incidents could be dealt with swiftly, but that most airlines don’t carry sufficient stores of children’s medication. Researchers at Duke University analysed data […]

US researchers claim that music can be as calming as medication before surgery

July 23rd, 2019
US researchers claim that music can be as calming as medication before surgery

Researchers in the US have suggested that listening to music can be as calming as taking medication before surgery. A team based at the University of Pennsylvania found that listening to a song, known as the ‘most relaxing song in the world’ had a similar impact to sedatives before an operation. Researchers trialled the song […]

New research recommends healthy lifestyle choices to lower dementia risk

July 16th, 2019
New research recommends healthy lifestyle choices to lower dementia risk

A new study has highlighted the healthy lifestyle choices we can make to lower the risk of developing dementia.Researchers from the University of Exeter found that adopting a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of dementia by up to a third. The study, which involved almost 200,000 adults, suggests that everyone that can lower the […]

New UK study suggests the common cold virus could help to destroy bladder cancer cells

July 10th, 2019
New UK study suggests the common cold virus could help to destroy bladder cancer cells

A new UK study suggests that the virus that causes the common cold can help to destroy bladder cancer cells. Researchers from the University of Surrey found that a strain of the virus is capable of infecting and destroying cancerous cells within the bladder. In a small trial of 15 patients, symptoms disappeared in one […]

New study finds that carrying leg fat is less harmful than belly fat in postmenopausal women

July 2nd, 2019
New study finds that carrying leg fat is less harmful than belly fat in postmenopausal women

A new study has suggested that carrying leg fat is less harmful than belly fat for postmenopausal women. Researchers in the US discovered that women who had excessive fat around their tummies had a higher risk of heart disease and strokes than those who carried fat on their hips and thighs. Furthermore, the study suggested […]

NHS reveals plans to open first gambling addiction centre for young people

June 25th, 2019
NHS reveals plans to open first gambling addiction centre for young people

The NHS has revealed plans to open its first gambling addiction centre for children and young adults. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will provide support and treatment for teenagers and adults aged between 13 and 25 years old. The move is part of an initiative designed to tackle problem gambling in the NHS’ long-term plan. […]

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