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Could virtual reality ease the pain of childbirth?-8355-5522-8428-9414-6465

August 13th, 2019

Women in Wales are being given access to virtual reality headsets as part of a trial to determine the effects of VR on pain management during labour.  University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff is currently trialling a programme, which involves offering expectant mothers the chance to use a VR headset. The aim is to see […]

New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing-6325

January 30th, 2018
New research suggests noise levels on the Tube could impact hearing-6325

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 […]

NHS crippled by widespread cyber attacks-3497

May 16th, 2017

Hundreds of patients have had procedures cancelled and there have been major disruptions across the country as a result of vicious cyber-attacks. Hospitals and GP surgeries across the UK are trying to recover after attacks, which hit companies and organisations across the world, left computer systems paralysed on Friday (12th May). Computers were on lock […]

Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma-9029

January 10th, 2017
Theresa May promises reforms to improve mental health care and tackle societal stigma-9029

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 […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016-7295

May 16th, 2016
Mental Health Awareness Week 2016-7295

About Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week will run from the 16th to the 22nd of May 2016. It is a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation and aims to raise awareness of mental health problems and reach out to those affected by psychological conditions. This year’s campaign This year, the theme […]

All About Allergies-9662

March 31st, 2016
All About Allergies-9662

Allergies. They are a bother to everyone, but how much do you actually know about them? Allergies are a form of hypersensitive reaction where your immune system overreacts, leading to discomfort, damage and possible death. The reaction is produced within 5 – 10 minutes once you have come in contact with the specific allergen. Allergies […]

Could Air Pollution be to Blame for Thousands of Premature Deaths Each Year?-0704

February 23rd, 2016

The Royal Colleges of Physicians and Paediatrics and Child Health claim that thousands of lives are lost each year as a result of air pollution. It is estimated that around 40,000 premature deaths in the UK are linked to environmental pollution. Representatives from the colleges have suggested that diesel emissions are too high and claim […]

Hundreds of Bereaved Families Veto Organ Donations-8703

January 15th, 2016

Figures have shown that around one in seven cases of bereaved families have blocked organ donations from 547 UK registered donors since 2010. In a bid to make such “overrides” more of an exception, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have said they will no longer formally seek the consent of families. Alternatively, families will be […]

NHS ‘Failed to Investigate’ Over 1,000 Deaths Since 2011-0201

December 11th, 2015

According to a recent report, the NHS has failed to investigate more than 1,000 deaths since the year 2011. The report blames a failure in leadership at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and says the deaths of patients with learning disabilities and mental illnesses were not examined properly. It was ordered two years ago, after […]

8 Facts About Depression-7776

October 9th, 2015
8 Facts About Depression-7776

The NHS estimates that around 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer with depression to some degree at some point in their lives. Awareness of depression has increased over the last few years but there are various myths and misconceptions around, with many medical experts believing that depression is poorly understood. Here are 8 facts […]

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