Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma

January 10th, 2017
Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has pledged to reform mental health care in bid to improve services and tackle the stigma attached to mental health in society. Speaking on Monday 9th January, the Prime Minister set out plans to “transform” the way we view mental health in society. She spoke about targeting young and vulnerable […]

Public Health England issues warning over middle age health crisis

January 5th, 2017
Public Health England issues warning over middle age health crisis

Experts from Public Health England have issued a warning over a looming health crisis facing middle-aged people in the UK. Experts believe that a sedentary lifestyle, fast food and work-related stress are taking on their toll on people aged between 40 and 60 years old. The body has warned that eighty percent of middle-aged people […]

NICE advises GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans

December 20th, 2016
NICE advises GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans

New guidelines issued by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advise GPs to send ‘harmful drinkers’ for liver scans. According to new guidelines, GPs should consider referring women who drink more than 3.5 bottles of wine and men who drink more than 5 bottles of wine per week for liver scans. This quantity […]

Doctors appeal for diesel ban in London

December 14th, 2016
Doctors appeal for diesel ban in London

A group of doctors is appealing for a ban on diesel in London. Doctors Against Diesel are calling for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to follow the lead of officials in Paris, Athens, Mexico City and Madrid and ban diesel engines in the capital city. Calls come after several high-profile cities vowed to ban […]

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 […]

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