Posts tagged “health”

Schools to teach children about menstrual health, relationships, consent and staying safe online under new curriculum guidelines

February 26th, 2019
Schools to teach children about menstrual health, relationships, consent and staying safe online under new curriculum guidelines

Schools in England are set to teach young children about menstrual health, consent, relationships and staying safe online as part of a curriculum shake-up, which is designed to better equip children for the challenges they could potentially face during their teenage and adult years.   By 2020, it will be compulsory for schools to follow […]

Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

November 13th, 2018
Welsh Labour leadership candidate proposes smoking ban in city centres

One of the favourites in the Welsh Labour leadership race is proposing to ban smoking in town and city centres across Wales. Mark Drakeford, who is believed to be first in line for the position, has included plans for a widespread smoking ban in his manifesto. Smoking is currently banned indoors, but Mr Drakeford’s proposals […]

New study suggests giving up alcohol can bring health benefits in just one month

July 17th, 2018
New study suggests giving up alcohol can bring health benefits in just one month

A new study suggests that giving up alcohol for just one month can bring significant health benefits. New research claims that laying off the booze for a month can result in lower blood pressure and improved liver health. Many people are aware of the long-term benefits of quitting heavy drinking, but researchers believe that giving […]

Regular exercise keeps the arteries young, new study reveals

May 22nd, 2018
Regular exercise keeps the arteries young, new study reveals

Regular exercise helps to keep the arteries young and prevent them from stiffening, it has been revealed. A new study claims that working out 4-5 times per week can lower the risk of heart problems and keep the arteries healthy. The study, which has been published in the Journal of Physiology, found that exercising 4-5 […]

Green spaces improve quality of life by £34 billion, charity reveals

May 8th, 2018
Green spaces improve quality of life by £34 billion, charity reveals

A charity has suggested that green spaces and parks improve quality of life by £34 billion. The Fields in Trust charity, which aims to protect green spaces in the UK, claims that open natural areas provide health benefits that equate to a value of around £34 billion. The charity also suggests that green spaces save […]

Health officials call for calorie content to be reduced in popular foods in a bid to tackle obesity

August 22nd, 2017
Health officials call for calorie content to be reduced in popular foods in a bid to tackle obesity

Health officials are calling for the calorie content of popular foods to be reduced in a bid to tackle rising rates of child obesity in England. Officials from Public Health England believe that most people are eating between 200 and 300 extra calories per day, and reducing the calorific value of popular foods could help […]

Could coconut oil be as harmful as butter and beef fat?

June 20th, 2017

Coconut oil is one of those foods that have appeared from nowhere and taken the culinary world by storm. Thanks to social media, fads catch the attention of millions of people around the world, but could this one actually do more harm than good? Although coconut oil is often sold as a health food and […]

Why marriage is good for your health

June 13th, 2017

Marriage is associated with happiness, but have you ever stopped to think about hot it could affect your health? Researchers from Aston University suggest that being married could increase your chances of survival if you have a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The research team analysed data from almost 1 million adults living in the […]

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 […]

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