Cosmetic surgery takes a tumble in the popularity stakes

February 14th, 2017
Cosmetic surgery takes a tumble in the popularity stakes

After years of growing popularity, cosmetic surgery has become a less appealing prospect, new figures suggest. The latest statistics show that the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery fell by 40 percent in 2016. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the number of surgical procedures dropped from 51,140 in 2015 to […]

BBC research suggests 90 percent of hospitals in England are overcrowded

February 7th, 2017
BBC research suggests 90 percent of hospitals in England are overcrowded

Research carried out by the BBC suggests that 90 percent of hospital wards in England are overcrowded. Guidelines suggest that hospitals should have a maximum occupancy rate of 85 percent to minimise the risk of infection and prevent delays in patients accessing treatment; however, the BBC claims that 137 of the 152 trusts in England […]

New research suggests significant cancer drug price increases

January 31st, 2017
New research suggests significant cancer drug price increases

New research shows that the cost of cancer drugs has increased significantly over the last five years. Information made available by the European Cancer Congress suggests that the cost of some drugs has risen sharply, despite the fact that they are no longer under patent. One example is tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast […]

Could browned toast increase your risk of developing cancer?

January 24th, 2017
Could browned toast increase your risk of developing cancer?

Most of us like our toast and roast potatoes crisp and brown, but could overcooking starchy foods increase your risk of developing cancer? New guidelines recommend cooking starchy foods, such as bread and potatoes until they are golden to reduce the risk of consuming acrylamide, a chemical, which is believed to elevate cancer risk. Acrylamide […]

The real reason you feel hungry when you drink alcohol

January 17th, 2017
The real reason you feel hungry when you drink alcohol

Have you ever wondered why you seem to feel hungry when you’re drinking, or you’ve been out the night before? Well now, you don’t have to speculate any further. Scientists have discovered that drinking causes your brain to switch into starvation mode, causing you to feel hungry, even if you’ve eaten as much as you […]

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 […]

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