Bed shortage means that anorexia patient must be treated 400 miles from home

November 30th, 2016
Bed shortage means that anorexia patient must be treated 400 miles from home

The parents of an anorexic teenager claim to have travelled 8,000 miles to visit their daughter, as a result of severe bed shortages. Stephen and Julia Hollings, from Buckinghamshire, have spent hours driving up and down to Glasgow to see their daughter, Fiona, over the course of the last four months. Fiona, 19, is currently […]

Leading GP Describes 5-a-Day Target as ‘Unrealistic’

November 22nd, 2016
Leading GP Describes 5-a-Day Target as ‘Unrealistic’

The new chair of the Royal College of GPs has described the 5-a-day target as ‘unrealistic’. Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard stated that many people may find it difficult to consume five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. She added that recommending two portions rather than five might be more realistic. Dr Stokes-Lampard’s comments go against […]

Dementia is the Most Common Cause of Death in England and Wales

November 15th, 2016
Dementia is the Most Common Cause of Death in England and Wales

New research has suggested that dementia has overtaken heart disease as the most common cause of death in England and Wales. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 61,000 people died from dementia last year. This represents 11.6 percent of deaths. Most cases (41,283) affected women. Experts believe that increased life expectancy improved […]

New Study Reveals Gut Bacteria May Affect How Cancer Drugs Work

November 8th, 2016
New Study Reveals Gut Bacteria May Affect How Cancer Drugs Work

A new study has revealed that bacteria living in the human gut could affect the way cancer drugs work. Research conducted at the University of Texas shows that certain types of bacteria living deep inside the gut can improve the efficacy of a form of treatment known as immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is one of the most […]

Officials in Glasgow Set to Approve the UK’s First ‘Fix Room’

November 1st, 2016

Officials in Glasgow are set to approve new plans to open a fix room in the city. The facility, which would be the first of its kind in the UK, would provide a safe place for drug abusers to inject drugs under supervision. The aim of the proposal is to tackle problems caused and faced […]

Six Top Skincare Tips for Men

October 28th, 2016

Experts say that more men are now on a quest for healthy, youthful-looking skin. According to board-certified dermatologist Anthony Rossi, the basic elements of men’s and women’s skincare are the same, depending on individual skin type. To help men develop healthy skincare regimes, Dr Rossi and other dermatologists recommend these six tips: Check your skin regularly […]

Senior Doctors Release List of 40 Ineffective Treatments to Prevent Unnecessary Procedures

October 25th, 2016
Senior Doctors Release List of 40 Ineffective Treatments to Prevent Unnecessary Procedures

Senior doctors in the UK have released a list of forty ineffective treatments in a bid to prevent unnecessary procedures. Doctors from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have compiled the list as part of a campaign that aims to encourage communication between doctors and patients to determine the best treatment options for health problems. […]

Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Breast Implants (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

October 21st, 2016

Flick through an average copy of Cosmopolitan or the Daily Mail, and chances are you’ll hazard onto one or two high-handed, hyperbole-ridden articles on breast implants. Stories of people whose time under the knife makes them look like a Picasso painting will sit next to tales of surgical perfection, the kind of transformation so perfect […]

Investigation Reveals Increased Parking Charges at a Third of NHS Hospitals

October 18th, 2016
Investigation Reveals Increased Parking Charges at a Third of NHS Hospitals

A new investigation has revealed increased parking charges at a third of NHS hospitals in England. Research conducted by the Press Association has suggested that a third of NHS hospitals have raised fees for parking in the last 12 months. Some hospitals are now charging rates of up to £4 per hour. The investigation showed that […]

Are Patients Put Off By Doctor’s Receptionists?

October 12th, 2016
Are Patients Put Off By Doctor’s Receptionists?

A new survey has suggested that patients are put off seeing their doctor by medical receptionists. Research conducted by Cancer Research UK shows that many people who call up to make an appointment are put off coming in to see their GP by receptionists. Some are worried that they’re making “a fuss”, while others don’t […]

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