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. […]

PM unveils plans to provide training for teachers to spot mental health problems in young people

June 18th, 2019
PM unveils plans to provide training for teachers to spot mental health problems in young people

The Prime Minister is unveiling plans to provide training for new teachers in a bid to tackle the rising tide of mental health issues among young people. Theresa May has recently spoken about the government’s commitment to invest in mental health, and she has called for better preventative measures in schools and colleges. Under new […]

Exclusive new clinical practice is bringing Harley Street care in elegant surroundings to Buckinghamshire

June 14th, 2019
Exclusive new clinical practice is bringing Harley Street care in elegant surroundings to Buckinghamshire

An exclusive new clinical practice is bringing Harley Street care in elegant surroundings to Buckinghamshire. For the first time, Beaconsfield’s Define Clinic brings together cosmetic dental treatments and medical aesthetics under a single roof. Patients who undergo treatments from the clinic’s full range of cosmetic dentistry and surgery can relax in sumptuous surroundings usually found […]

BBC investigation reveals alcohol manufacturers are not publishing new information guidelines

June 11th, 2019
BBC investigation reveals alcohol manufacturers are not publishing new information guidelines

An investigation carried out by the BBC’s Panorama programme has revealed that several alcohol manufacturers are not publishing new information guidelines on their product labels. Researchers found that several brands are failing to provide information about the alcohol content of their products three years after new guidelines were introduced by health experts. Health experts recommended […]

medicEngland’s chief medical officer considers new tax on unhealthy foods to encourage healthier eating habits

June 4th, 2019
medicEngland’s chief medical officer considers new tax on unhealthy foods to encourage healthier eating habits

England’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, is considering a new tax on unhealthy foods in a bid to encourage people to adopt healthier eating habits. Prof Dame Davies confirmed that she is thinking about recommending a tax on foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats as part of a drive to […]

Experts issue vaccination call, as number of mumps cases increases

May 28th, 2019
Experts issue vaccination call, as number of mumps cases increases

Health experts are encouraging people to make sure they are vaccinated against measles and mumps, amid an outbreak of mumps. The latest statistics show that in the first 3 months of 2019, 795 cases of mumps have been recorded. In the whole of 2018, there were 1,031 cases. In light of the figures, Public Health […]

Heart death toll rises for the first time in 50 years

May 14th, 2019
Heart death toll rises for the first time in 50 years

The number of people dying from heart conditions and circulatory diseases has risen for the first time in 50 years. In 2017, 42,384 people under the age of 75 lost their lives to heart and circulatory conditions, compared to 41,042 in 2014. The British Heart Foundation suggested that a rise in obesity and type 2 […]

Health Secretary Matt Hancock considering ‘all options’ to increase vaccination uptake

May 7th, 2019
Health Secretary Matt Hancock considering ‘all options’ to increase vaccination uptake

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has suggested that he is considering ‘all options’ to increase vaccination uptake in a bid to protect children against illnesses including measles. Mr Hancock said that he did not want to impose compulsory immunisation, but stressed that such a measure could not be ruled out due to an increase in […]

New study highlights the implications of obesity in the UK

April 30th, 2019
New study highlights the implications of obesity in the UK

A new study, which involved 2.8 million people in the UK, has highlighted the implications of obesity. Researchers discovered that people with a BMI of 30-35 had a 70% higher risk of developing heart disease than those with a healthy BMI of 18-25. Even those with a slightly high BMI were up to 50% more […]

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