New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing

January 30th, 2018
New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing

The findings of a new study, which have been presented to the BBC, have suggested that noise levels on London’s underground network could impact hearing. According to an academic from University College London, parts of London’s Tube network are so loud that passengers could sustain hearing loss as a result of regular use. According to […]

Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

January 24th, 2018
Scientists take a step closer in bid to find universal blood test for cancer

Scientists have hailed a major breakthrough in the quest to find a universal blood test for cancer. Researchers from John Hopkins University have been working on trials to develop a blood test, which could help to increase the chances of early detection and treatment. The team has trialled a method, which enables them to detect […]

Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

January 16th, 2018
Liver transplant survivor urges other parts of the UK to adopt Welsh donor system

A 31-year old woman who very nearly lost her life while waiting for a donor liver has urged the rest of the UK to adopt the Welsh donor system. Ellie Lacey, from Cardiff, underwent emergency surgery last year after being diagnosed with acute and unexplained liver failure. Ellie was lucky to survive and she is […]

NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

January 9th, 2018
NHS to open first proton beam cancer treatment centre in Manchester

The NHS has revealed plans to open a proton beam cancer treatment centre in the UK. The new facility, which will be located at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, will provide patients with access to proton beam therapy on the NHS. The centre will be the first of its kind in the country. Proton beam therapy is […]

Public advised to use alternatives to GP services

January 2nd, 2018
Public advised to use alternatives to GP services

The Royal College of GPs has advised the public to consider using alternative services before making a GP appointment. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said that GP services are stretched to the limit at this time of year and encouraged patients who feel under the weather to consider other options […]

New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

December 19th, 2017
New figures confirm biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years

New figures have confirmed the biggest fall in suicide rates in 20 years. According to statistics from the Office for National Statistics, the rate has fallen by 3.6 percent, which represents the sharpest fall in two decades. New figures show that the rate fell by 3.6 percent, which equates to 223 deaths, between 2015 and […]

Teachers call for schools to introduce a ban on energy drinks

December 12th, 2017
Teachers call for schools to introduce a ban on energy drinks

One of the UK’s leading teachers’ unions has called for schools to introduce a ban on energy drinks. Members of the NASUWT have appealed to schools to ban energy drinks on school premises amid concerns about high levels of caffeine. According to the union, the caffeine content renders energy drinks “readily available legal highs”, which […]

Government reveals proposals to provide mental health support in schools

December 5th, 2017
Government reveals proposals to provide mental health support in schools

The government has revealed proposals to provide mental health support in schools and colleges. The plans also outline a 4-week waiting time, with ministers keen to enrol a quarter of schools in the new programme in England by 2020. The proposals are part of a government push to improve mental health care across the country. […]

NHS bosses call for pre-Christmas flu vaccinations for children to prevent spread of infection

November 28th, 2017
NHS bosses call for pre-Christmas flu vaccinations for children to prevent spread of infection

NHS bosses have called for children to be vaccinated against flu before Christmas in a bid to prevent the spread of infection around families and groups. Doctors believe that illnesses spread very quickly and easily around the festive season as a result of children spending time with friends at schools and nurseries and then visiting […]

Could owning a dog help you live longer?

November 21st, 2017
Could owning a dog help you live longer?

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but a new survey has suggested that our furry friends are far from just companions. Researchers in Sweden claim that having a pet dog may actually help us live longer. According to a study based on data from 3.4 million people in Sweden, dog owners are less […]

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