Category “General Health”

Hospital appointments cancelled to mark the Queen’s funeral

September 20th, 2022
Hospital appointments cancelled to mark the Queen’s funeral

Hospital, GP and dental appointments were cancelled on Monday 19th September to mark the Queen’s funeral. Routine procedures due to be carried out in hospitals were moved from Monday and most GP and dental appointments were also cancelled after the day of the funeral was proclaimed a bank holiday by the new king, King Charles […]

CBD Product Applications Closed by the FSA in the UK

August 2nd, 2022
CBD Product Applications Closed by the FSA in the UK

Applications for cannabidiol (CBD) product authorizations have been closed by the Food Standards Agency in the UK. Recently the agency published a public list of 12,000 cannabidiol, or CBD, products and this number has doubled since March of this year. Products such as CBD gummies from Blessed CBD and Vibes CBD have made the list, […]

Canadian Government considers adding warnings to individual cigarettes to discourage smoking

June 14th, 2022
Canadian Government considers adding warnings to individual cigarettes to discourage smoking

The Canadian Government is considering adding warnings to individual cigarettes to discourage people from smoking. Ministers have proposed putting health warnings on each cigarette to stop smoking. If the plans go ahead, this would be a world-first. Minister for Mental Health and Addictions, Carolyn Bennett, said that she hoped that the policy would help to […]

New WHO figures show more than 780 cases of monkeypox outside of Africa

June 7th, 2022
New WHO figures show more than 780 cases of monkeypox outside of Africa

New figures from the World Health Organization show that there have now been more than 780 cases of monkeypox reported outside of Africa. The number indicates that cases have tripled in a week. The WHO also suggests that the figure could be an underestimate. At present, the global risk level is set at ‘moderate.’ Monkeypox […]

New research suggests that long working hours are killing over 700,000 people per year

May 18th, 2021

New research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that over 700,000 people are dying every year as a result of long working hours. In what is the first study of its kind, the global project involved analysing data from countries across the world. Researchers found that in 2016, 745,000 people died from working […]

NHS encourages people to give blood following 15% drop in donations

March 25th, 2020
NHS encourages people to give blood following 15% drop in donations

The NHS is encouraging healthy individuals to consider giving blood, following a 15% drop in donations last week. As concerns about coronavirus grow, health experts are urging people who have appointments booked to keep them in a bid to maintain blood stores. A spokesman said that the impact of the drop was ‘minimal’ at the […]

Fears grow over killer Coronavirus, as death toll reaches over 80 in China

January 28th, 2020

Fears are growing over a killer virus, which has now claimed more than 80 lives in China. Governments all over the world are looking into measures designed to limit the spread of coronavirus, a virus that originated in the city of Wuhan. Chinese officials have now confirmed that over 3,000 people have been diagnosed, with […]

New study suggests vaping could reduce heart attack and stroke risk in smokers-4955-9545

November 19th, 2019

A new study suggests that smokers can reduce their risk of strokes and heart attacks by switching to vaping. Researchers at the University of Dundee conducted a month-long trial involving 114 smokers. They found that those who swapped cigarettes for e-cigs experienced changes, which could lead to a reduction in heart attack and stroke risk […]

Doctors recommend muscle-strengthening exercises to promote better health-9150-6280-1510-4995-1332

September 10th, 2019

Leading doctors in the UK are recommending undertaking muscle-strengthening exercise twice a week to promote better health. Doctors believe that this type of activity should be combined with aerobic exercises to enable people to stay active and healthy for longer.  New exercise guidelines have been released, and for the first time, advice is targeted at […]

US researchers claim that music can be as calming as medication before surgery-3937-9321-2052

July 23rd, 2019
US researchers claim that music can be as calming as medication before surgery-3937-9321-2052

Researchers in the US have suggested that listening to music can be as calming as taking medication before surgery. A team based at the University of Pennsylvania found that listening to a song, known as the ‘most relaxing song in the world’ had a similar impact to sedatives before an operation. Researchers trialled the song […]

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