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 […]

NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

December 4th, 2018
NHS to offer 800-calorie-a-day diet for type 2 diabetes patients

The NHS will offer a new 800-calorie-a-day diet to patients with type 2 diabetes following successful trials in 2017. Thousands of people will have access to the low-calorie diet, which comprises soups and shakes. The hope is that sticking to the plan will reverse type 2 diabetes, enabling patients to manage blood glucose levels without […]

A quarter of young women have mental illnesses, new figures confirm

November 27th, 2018
A quarter of young women have mental illnesses, new figures confirm

New figures from the NHS suggest that almost a quarter of young women have a mental illness. A recent report revealed that females aged between 17 and 19 were twice as likely as their male counterparts to have a mental health disorder. The figures showed that 23 percent of women in this age group reported […]

New study suggests peanut allergy treatment could be on the horizon

November 20th, 2018
New study suggests peanut allergy treatment could be on the horizon

A new study suggests that a treatment for peanut allergies could be on the horizon. The Palisade study, which has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, involved almost 500 children aged between 4 and 17 year olds. At the start of the study, none of the youngsters, who were from the US […]

Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

November 13th, 2018
Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

One of the favourites in the Welsh Labour leadership race is proposing to ban smoking in town and city centres across Wales. Mark Drakeford, who is believed to be first in line for the position, has included plans for a widespread smoking ban in his manifesto. Smoking is currently banned indoors, but Mr Drakeford’s proposals […]

Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

November 7th, 2018
Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

The Health Secretary has launched a new preventative health plan, which is designed to increase life expectancy. Matt Hancock is keen to switch the focus to prevention, rather than cure, and has introduced new guidelines to outline a long-term vision for the NHS. At the moment, he explained, the NHS spends ten times as much […]

MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

October 30th, 2018
MPs approve new opt-out donor scheme

MPs have approved a new opt-out donor scheme, which could help to save hundreds of lives every year. Under new guidelines, adults in England will have to actively opt-out of organ donation. Anyone who doesn’t opt out will be considered a potential donor. The scheme, which is already in place in Wales, has been approved […]

Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

October 23rd, 2018
Cancer charity criticises tobacco giant over new anti-smoking advert

A cancer charity has accused tobacco giant, Philip Morris, of hypocrisy after it launched an anti-smoking advert. Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro, has recently approved adverts that encourage smokers to quit, but the move has been called out by Cancer Research UK. The charity claims that the tobacco magnate is merely trying to promote […]

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