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1.

Fantastic new menopause resource launches


Thursday, 21 September 2017

A great and much-needed new menopause website has just launched. BeingEve.net is a new inspirational lifestyle website targeted at women between t......Read Full News

2.

Winter Flu Warnings – Get The Jab?


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Warnings are appearing that this winter the flu virus could become a serious problem for thousands of people and increase pressure on an already under......Read Full News

3.

Wash your hands for longer and cold water is fine


Sunday, 04 June 2017

A new study looking at washing your hands has come up with some interesting findings, or at least some interesting suggestions that may need further i......Read Full News

4.

Higher risk of heart attack if non-O blood group?


Monday, 01 May 2017

Latest research suggests people with a non-O blood type have a slightly increased risk of heart attack or stroke.   The researchers think it may be......Read Full News

5.

Don’t spare the Chilli, it's probably good for you


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Chillies are good for you or so it seems!   Although not everyone’s cup of tea many people like a bit of chilli, certainly their popularity has g......Read Full News

6.

Can yoga help with lower back pain?


Thursday, 19 January 2017

  Back pain is one the most common conditions in the UK and causes millions of people pain.  A recent medical review suggests that yoga may help re......Read Full News

7.

nuts can reduce risk of heart disease and cancer


Monday, 05 December 2016

People who eat a handful of nuts every day are less likely to develop heart disease and cancer.   Researchers looked at 20 studies that had been co......Read Full News

8.

Treatments that give no or little benefit revealed


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Doctors have revealed a list of treatments they have compiled that give no or little benefit to patients.  Doctors have been advised to cut back on p......Read Full News

9.

Fitness Trackers May Not Help You Lose Weight


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A recent study has looked at whether fitness trackers that people wear helped them lose more weight and suggested they don’t offer any benefit. T......Read Full News

10.

Do you get long enough with your GP? Are you at risk?


Monday, 29 August 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) have claimed patients may be at risk as their consultation with their GP is too brief.  They claim the safety o......Read Full News

11.

Pharmacies Under Threat


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

High street pharmacies under closure threat You may already have heard that the government are proposing budget cuts to the funding pharmacies in E......Read Full News

12.

Obesity now second biggest killer and kills more men


Saturday, 16 July 2016

Men are more likely than women to die prematurely from being overweight or obese. A survey conducted across 32 countries and taking in nearly 4 milli......Read Full News

13.

Can Hot Drinks Cause Cancer?


Thursday, 16 June 2016

It has just been reported that very hot drinks may cause cancer, but coffee does not, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The review wa......Read Full News

14.

Syndol for headaches


Monday, 25 April 2016

Syndol was very popular with many people as a headache treatment and pain killer and then became unavailable at the beginning of 2014 and people wonde......Read Full News

15.

Health Risks for Middle-Aged


Thursday, 10 March 2016

A new government campaign from Public Health England is warning unhealthy middle-aged people they must improve their health and lifestyle if they want......Read Full News

16.

Winter Vomiting Bug Norovirus Advice


Thursday, 18 February 2016

Norovirus – also known as winter vomiting bug – is one of the most common stomach bugs around but is extremely unpleasant if you catch it causing ......Read Full News

17.

UK Has Lowest Rate of Breastfeeding in the World


Sunday, 31 January 2016

A report published in the Lancet shows the UK has the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the world.   The international study shows that only 0.5% of ......Read Full News

18.

Hope For Chronic Pain Osteoarthritis Sufferers?


Thursday, 07 January 2016

Some hope for chronic pain sufferers   Researchers from The Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre based at The University of Nottingham City Hosp......Read Full News

19.

New Blood Test Provides Early prediction for Arthritis


Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A blood test has been developed by scientists at Oxford University that can predict a person’s chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis up to 16 y......Read Full News

20.

Can Coffee Help You Live Longer?


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

According to a number of reports in the press "Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help people live longer, new research has found"   ......Read Full News

21.

Sugar Tax Report Published - Obesity and Diabetes Major Concerns


Saturday, 24 October 2015

Public Health England (PHE) published a report this week on sugar called ‘Sugar Reduction: The Evidence For Action.  It said there should be a suga......Read Full News

22.

Blood Test Can Predict Heart Attack And Reduce Hospital Admissions By Half


Saturday, 10 October 2015

A simple blood test can predict whether a patient with chest pain will have a heart attack could save the NHS millions of pounds and reduce the number......Read Full News

23.

Most People In Europe Too Fat


Saturday, 26 September 2015

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) most people in Europe are too fat with 59% either overweight or obese.  The number of people who are......Read Full News

24.

Having a nap could save your life!


Saturday, 29 August 2015

Yes the siesta popular across the Mediterranean and Southern Europe really is good for your health too  According to research a nap can help reduce b......Read Full News

25.

10% of NHS Drugs Bill Spent on Diabetes


Sunday, 16 August 2015

According to the latest figures diabetes now accounts for 10% of what the NHS spend on drugs every year. The official figures from The Health and Soc......Read Full News

26.

Students Urged To Have Meningitis Vaccine


Saturday, 01 August 2015

A new meningitis vaccine is to be offered to UK teenagers and students. The vaccine, MenACWY, will be offered to everyone between 14 and 18 as well......Read Full News

27.

A hope for Alzheimer’s?


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

There may be a treatment available that can help with sufferer’s of Alzheimer’s Disease and delay their decline.  Scientists have been searching ......Read Full News

28.

Missed Doctor Appointments Cost the NHS


Monday, 06 July 2015

If you miss a GP appointment you will find out how much it has cost.  Missed GP and hospital appointments cost the NHS in England nearly £1 billion.......Read Full News

29.

Suffer From Asthma? Get A Review


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

What inhaler are you using? There are potentially tens of thousands of asthma sufferers not getting the right medication or the correct medication to ......Read Full News

30.

Blood Needed


Saturday, 06 June 2015

There has been a big drop in the number of people who are giving blood.  In the last 10 years the number of volunteers has dropped by 40%.  NHS Bloo......Read Full News

31.

Children becoming obese at a younger age


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

New research from University College London has produced figures that show children in the UK are becoming obese at a younger age.  The average age a......Read Full News

32.

Folic Acid Awareness Day


Friday, 01 May 2015

Today is Folic Acid Awareness Day, it is the third year the national spina bifida charity, Shine has held the event. The annual event is part of an......Read Full News

33.

Allergy Awareness Week 20 – 26 April


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

It’s Allergy Awareness Week from 20 to the 26 of April.  It is organised by Allergy UK and this year they are more focussed on severe allergies but......Read Full News

34.

Meningitis B Vaccine Deal Announced


Sunday, 05 April 2015

The Government has now reached agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) who produce the vaccine Bexsero that will allow all babies in the UK to be vaccina......Read Full News

35.

World Tuberculosis Day 24 March 2015


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Tuesday 24 March is World Tuberculosis Day   World Tuberculosis Day aims to raise awareness of Tuberculosis (TB).  Tuberculosis is a bacterial inf......Read Full News

36.

No Smoking Day Today


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Today 11 March 2015 is National No Smoking Day   Today is the day to give up smoking or help someone who wants to give up.  There are numerous and......Read Full News

37.

WHO Help To Reduce Children’s Consumption of bad foods


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Children are still being confronted with marketing for foods and drinks that contain far too much fat, sugar or salt.  Some progress has been made bu......Read Full News

38.

Strong Cannabis Use Linked To Big Increase In Risk Of Pychosis


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Kings College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience carried out research by studying 780 people which found that a almost a ......Read Full News

39.

Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin infusion pumps warning


Friday, 16 January 2015

Do you use a the Accu-Check Spirit Combo insulin pump? The manufacturer, Roche and the MHRA have re-issued a warning with regards to a problem that o......Read Full News

40.

Diabetics at risk of eating disorders


Friday, 12 December 2014

Diabetes.co.uk have highlighted results from a recent survey they conducted where over 500 people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes took part.  The sur......Read Full News

41.

Surgery Inspection Data Now Available


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Information on every general practice in England has been analysed and published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the first time to show how i......Read Full News

42.

Plan Needed To Address High Rate Of Premature Death In Men


Friday, 07 November 2014

Last week some new mortality data was published which highlighted: One in five men still dies before 65 Men are 71% of premature deaths from cardi......Read Full News

43.

The Clocks Change So Check Your Sleep Patterns


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Switching the clocks back on 26 October 2014 could signal the perfect time to reset your body clock and cleanse your body of habits that are getting i......Read Full News

44.

Smoke gets in your eyes!


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Eye surgeon, Milind Pande is marking Stoptober, the UK's mass 28 day stop smoking attempt by urging smokers to think about their eye sight! Smoking si......Read Full News

45.

October 18th is National Menopause Day


Saturday, 11 October 2014

There are now more menopausal women in the UK than ever before.  This is due to the boom in births after World War 2. There are about 2 million meno......Read Full News

46.

It’s Stoptober throughout this month


Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Throughout the month of October every smoker is being encouraged and given support to stop smoking for 28 days.  Stop smoking for 28 days and you’r......Read Full News

47.

Many infertile women not receiving support


Monday, 22 September 2014

40% of women with fertility issues who visit their GP don’t feel they get an explanation as to why they are finding it difficult to get pregnant.  ......Read Full News

48.

Trying to reduce your salt intake? Think about cheese


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A recent research paper was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which was put together by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) and th......Read Full News

49.

Smoking in Cars


Thursday, 17 July 2014

So it looks like smoking in cars that are carrying children is to be banned in Wales. Would be very surprised it this particular piece of legislati......Read Full News

50.

The World Cup Can Damage Your Sexual Health


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Anyone drinking more than usual during the World Cup could well be taking a risk with their sexual health. According to a survey of more than 2000 ad......Read Full News

51.

Cervical Screening Awareness Week 8 - 14 June


Monday, 02 June 2014

It is Cervical Screening Awareness Week 8 – 14 June 2014 and still over 20% of women in the UK do not turn up for a cervical screening when they are......Read Full News

52.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 12 – 18 May


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

  It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 12 – 18 May 2014 This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety, which i one of the lead......Read Full News

53.

Product Warning - do not use Ayurvedic herbal medicine Shwasa Sanjeevani


Wednesday, 07 May 2014

MHRA is advising consumers not to use Ayurvedic herbal medicine Shwasa Sanjeevani as it has been found to contain dexamethasone, a prescription only m......Read Full News

54.

Overweight Adults Dont't Know The Risks


Friday, 02 May 2014

According to the latest report carried out for Aviva, overweight people in the UK are unaware of the risks to them.  About half of the adults in the ......Read Full News

55.

Two thirds of women still not taking folic acid before pregnancy


Thursday, 01 May 2014

Today is Folic Acid Awareness day and it has been revealed that over 70% of women are not taking folic acid before or during pregnancy.   All women......Read Full News

56.

Folic Acid Awareness Day 1 May


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1 May 2014 is Folic Acid Awareness Day.   Folic acid is a natural supplement any pregnant woman can take and is recommended pretty much universally......Read Full News

57.

some good ideas to help cut down on calories


Tuesday, 08 April 2014

It is not easy at the best of times trying to watch what you eat and shed a few pounds but always harder during the cold months when nothing beats com......Read Full News

58.

No Smoke Means Better For Baby And You


Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Lancet published some research today confirming what, I think, all of us already know and is pretty obvious.  The ban on smoking in public has ha......Read Full News

59.

Safety Warning: Older Freestyle Diabetes Monitors


Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency warned this week that FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meters and FreeStyle Mini Blood Glucose Meters ......Read Full News

60.

Fybogel Recall


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Reckitt Benkiser has issued a product recall for Fybogel sachets supplied to pharmacies from February 26th expiring on 1st Jan 2017 over worries there......Read Full News

61.

Statins – Yay or Nay?


Monday, 10 March 2014

Statins are drugs that lower cholesterol and are often recommended to those in high – risk groups to help protect against heart-attacks and strokes.......Read Full News

62.

Apparently One In Four Men Would Get An Impotence Treatment From An Unknown Source


Thursday, 27 February 2014

There’s some recent research that suggests men who suffer from erectile dysfunction would not only consider buying treatments from an un......Read Full News

63.

Sharing your health information put back 6 months


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Did you know your personal health information will be shared via the NHS unless you opt out?  Mmmm not everyone seems aware.  It’s not necessarily......Read Full News

64.

Cancer rates set to explode, what’s the real story?


Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Don't panic too much, the main reason for this is good news!  It’s because we are living longer; we all have to die from something and as life expe......Read Full News

65.

Lazy, Inactive Men More At Risk Of Gum Disease


Thursday, 30 January 2014

Inactive, middle aged men are more likely to develop gum disease compared to men who are active and exercise regularly.   Researchers......Read Full News

66.

Over Two Million People May Be Eligible For Weight Loss Surgery


Sunday, 19 January 2014

  According to new research just published by an open access companion publication to the Journal of the Royal Society of Medici......Read Full News

67.

Superfoods? beware the hype in New Year


Friday, 27 December 2013

Many people will be making New Year resolutions and at the top of the lit is likely to be an effort to become healthier and this will include eating h......Read Full News

68.

See Some Good News For Those That Like A Tipple At Christmas


Thursday, 05 December 2013

Most of us forget diets over Christmas and over-indulge, however, there is a little bit of good news from one of the UK’s leading eye surgeons.  A ......Read Full News

69.

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month


Tuesday, 05 November 2013

This month is Mouth Cancer Action Month but a new survey highlights the fact that many people are still completely unaware of the risks.   In a r......Read Full News

70.

Is Rest Making Your Aches And Pains Worse?


Saturday, 12 October 2013

40% of Britons tend to rest and go to bed hoping to ease the pain associated with muscle and joints, even though studies show that this can make the p......Read Full News

71.

Is Cow's Milk Responsible For Your Baby's Eczema?


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Cow’s Milk May Be The Cause Of Your Baby's Eczema   It is National Eczema Week 14 – 22 September and as part of the week a new campaign is hopi......Read Full News

72.

Do not rely on EHIC when travelling with a medical condition


Friday, 23 August 2013

UK travellers are warned not to rely solely on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for emergency treatment when abroad, particularly if they hav......Read Full News

73.

The importance of Melatonin for good night’s sleep


Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Melatonin is a powerful sleeping hormone that is not just helpful for your circadian rhythm and helping your body and mind to recover;  it also contr......Read Full News

74.

surgeon warns wear sunglasses


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

  A leading eye surgeon, Milind Pande, is urging adults and children to wear sunglasses to avoid eye damage such as cataracts an......Read Full News

75.

New guidelines and drug treatments for women at high risk of breast cancer


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has just issued some new guidelines for women who have a high risk of breast cancer due to......Read Full News

76.

fizzy drinks as bad for you as crack


Monday, 03 June 2013

Fizzy Drinks Can Be 'As Bad' As Crack or Meth     Crack cocaine and crystal meth use is widely acknowledged to have an extremely negative impact ......Read Full News

77.

Alarming Variation In Asthma Hospital Admissions Warns Asthma UK


Monday, 13 May 2013

Asthma UK has identified huge differences in how many people are rushed to hospital with an asthma attack, depending on where they live. They have l......Read Full News

78.

Be careful of that thing that's just appeared in the sky


Monday, 29 April 2013

At last Spring seems to be arriving.  This also means that for many people, however, sun allergy can be an unwelcome addition to th......Read Full News

79.

First Morning Cigarette 'Doubles Mouth Cancer Risk'


Monday, 22 April 2013

People who reach straight for a cigarette in the morning are doubling their risk of developing lung and mouth cancer.   New research suggests peopl......Read Full News

80.

National BV Day for Women 16 April


Thursday, 28 March 2013

Women across the UK are being encouraged to put taboos to one side on Tuesday 16th April and talk openly about intimate health as part of this year's ......Read Full News

81.

Prescription Charges To Rise


Thursday, 07 March 2013

Health Minister Earl Howe has announced a 20p rise in prescription charges to £7.85  from April 1st 2013.   Many health charities and some peopl......Read Full News

82.

Sleeping Problems? Our Top Tips


Thursday, 21 February 2013

Trouble Sleeping?  Our Top Tips   Over 51% of the population have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep at times and suffer from insomnia. ......Read Full News

83.

Eating Disorders Week 11 -17 February 2013


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 11-17th February This week is eating disorders week with the eating disorders charity – Beat - at the forefron......Read Full News

84.

Smaller Paracetamol Packs Reduce Deaths


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Smaller Paracetamol packets have reduced deaths Have we a rare good news story? It has been reported that the smaller size of paracetamol packet......Read Full News

85.

20 – 26 January 2013 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Next week is Cervical Cancer Prevention week.   Awareness of cervical cancer has increased in recent years, partly because of the sad death of Ja......Read Full News

86.

Men need to take more positive role with medicines and health


Thursday, 08 November 2012

We already know men are generally pretty rubbish at looking after their health and a new survey confirms there are sharp differences between......Read Full News

87.

Psoriasis Patients need support and psychological help


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

As Many As One Third Experience Depression And Anxiety (1) A new report,(2) 'Recognising the life impact of psoriasis' released on 18 October at a......Read Full News

88.

It’s Stoptober


Monday, 08 October 2012

Throughout October thousands of people across the country are taking part in Stoptober – a new challenge to give up smoking The encouraging news is......Read Full News

89.

Painkillers may be making over a million headaches worse


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Following new guidance from the National Institute of Health and Cllinical Excellence (NICE) on the treatment of headaches more than a million people ......Read Full News

90.

Type 2 Diabetes Gene Discovery


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Type 2 Diabetes Genes Discovery   It is reported that scientists have discovered a group of genes that increase the chance of developing diabet......Read Full News

91.

Everyone over 40 should be tested for diabetes says NICE


Monday, 16 July 2012

New guidelines have just been published by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and provide recommendations that are design......Read Full News

92.

Mental Health Stigma And Discrimination Is Harming Our Next Generation


Thursday, 28 June 2012

Tragically, a quarter of young people (26%) have said that the stigma attached to their mental illness has made them want to give up on life[1], accor......Read Full News

93.

Tips On Staying Healthy This Summer


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The last thing anyone wants on their summer holiday is to get ill. But in the lead up to a holiday, it can be easy to spend more time thinking about t......Read Full News

94.

Chronic Pain Is Being Undertreated


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Chronic pain is being undertreated It has been reported that a large number of patients with cancer and other debilitating conditions aren’t bein......Read Full News

95.

Could You Go Without Gluten For A Week?


Friday, 11 May 2012

Coeliac UK, the national charity for coeliac disease is challenging the nation to go gluten-free from 14-20 May to raise awareness of the daily food f......Read Full News

96.

Breast Cancer Should Be 10 Different Diseases


Monday, 23 April 2012

Breast Cancer Should Be 10 Different Diseases   According to an international study which analysed breast cancers in 2000 women, breast cancer shou......Read Full News

97.

Hayfever: Top Tips For Sufferers As We Enter The Month The Season Begins


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Streaming eyes? Itchy nose, throat and mouth? Can’t stop sneezing?   Welcome to hay fever season, which kicks off in earnest in March and will ma......Read Full News

98.

RoActemra has been recommended for use on the NHS in England and Wales


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Roche’s RoActemra has been recommended for use on the NHS in England and Wales as a second-line treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA......Read Full News

99.

Noses Have 'Profound Effect On Body' New Report Concludes


Friday, 03 February 2012

At this time of year, when colds and virus infections are rife, we all recognise the symptoms of feeling blocked up and congested. Now a new report by......Read Full News

100.

Reviews Announced To Ensure Safety Of Cosmetic Surgery


Friday, 13 January 2012

Reviews Announced To Ensure Safety Of Cosmetic Surgery   The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, today announced a series of steps to respond to rece......Read Full News

101.

Detox Tips For The New Year


Thursday, 15 December 2011

After the Christmas binge many people look at January as the perfect time to give their body a rest and clean. Psychologically it’s the start of a f......Read Full News

102.

British women fattest in Europe


Thursday, 01 December 2011

According to figures released by the European Commission British women are the fattest in Europe.  The data comes from the European Health Interview ......Read Full News

103.

Men In Doubt Still Don't Get Checked Out!


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Men are almost twice as likely to die from mouth cancer and statistics consistently show they are less likely to consult with a doctor than their fema......Read Full News

104.

Lack Of Mouth Cancer Symptoms Awareness Deemed "Alarming"


Thursday, 03 November 2011

Lack Of Mouth Cancer Symptoms Awareness Deemed "Alarming"   A new nationwide survey which has revealed a worrying lack of public awareness into mou......Read Full News

105.

MPs take diabetes test


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

MPs take diabetes test – so should you   The  Opposition Leader Ed Miliband MP,  Cabinet Minister and Conservative Party Chairman, Baroness War......Read Full News

106.

Oral Facts and Tips – Fluoride


Friday, 07 October 2011

Oral Facts and Tips – Fluoride   The use of fluoride in improving oral health is one that has been long documented and often prompts fierce debat......Read Full News

107.

Long-term painkiller use linked to cancer risk


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Some newspapers reported “Painkillers triple the risk of kidney cancer,” this week.  They stated that taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug......Read Full News

108.

Health Crisis For Britain's Middle-Aged


Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Middle-aged Britons are experiencing a mid-life health crisis, according to new research from Bupa, which shows that those aged 45-54 are more likel......Read Full News

109.

All Nurofen Plus packs re-called


Friday, 26 August 2011

Reckitt Benckiser, in consultation with Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA ) has issued a recall of all packs of Nurofen Plus. ......Read Full News

110.

Tips for Healthy Packed Lunches for the New School Year


Friday, 26 August 2011

A sigh of relief may be heard around the country in a matter of weeks, as many exhausted parents send their little ones back to school.   However, ......Read Full News

111.

Nurofen Plus Alert


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Consumers are being warned to check packs of Nurofen Plus after it emerged that thousands could mistakenly contain antipsychotic drugs. The Medicines......Read Full News

112.

National love your gut week travel health


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Look After Your Gut For National Love Your Gut WeekMonday 22nd August is the start of National Love Your Gut Week and is the ideal time to take preven......Read Full News

113.

Ed Miliband's operation Raises Awareness Of Sleep Apnoea In The UK


Monday, 15 August 2011

Ed Miliband's operation Raises Awareness Of Sleep Apnoea In The UK   Labour Party leader Ed Miliband recently underwent an operation to cure his Ob......Read Full News

114.

Gum Disease


Thursday, 04 August 2011

Gum Disease – Facts and Tips   Considering it's one of the major causes of tooth loss, it's pretty difficult to spot the signs of gum disease. Li......Read Full News

115.

Gps Urge The Nation To Take More Responsibility For Their Health


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Gps Urge The Nation To Take More Responsibility For Their Health * One in four (23%) GPs only spend a quarter of their time dealing with medical i......Read Full News

116.

Do Your Teeth Love The Summer Holidays


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Do Your Teeth Love The Summer Holidays?As a nation, we might rejoice when the summer season comes around, yet millions of holiday-makers could be putt......Read Full News

117.

Summer time tips for the waistline


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Summer Time Tips for the WaistlineAs the long summer holiday approaches, parents will be pulling out all the stops to keep their troops entertained, f......Read Full News

118.

Support group urges prevention of Group B Strep infections in newborns


Friday, 01 July 2011

July 2011 is International Group B Strep Awareness Month and, although many western countries offer pregnant women testing for group B Strep which i......Read Full News

119.

Old Toothbrushes Are A Severe Health Risk, Warns Dental Expert


Monday, 13 June 2011

We all should change our toothbrushes every three months or risk potentially serious oral health problems - that's the message from British Dental Hea......Read Full News

120.

Brook And FPA Welcome The Bailey Review


Wednesday, 08 June 2011

  Brook and the sexual health charity FPA have issued the following statement responding to the Bailey Review and its recommendations: "We welcome ......Read Full News

121.

New Treatment for Psoriasis


Monday, 06 June 2011

A New Treatment Choice May Offer Fresh Hope For People With Psoriasis   An easy-to-use, once daily gel treatment for psoriasis has been launched, o......Read Full News

122.

Headaches? May be worth visiting your dentist


Friday, 27 May 2011

Headaches? May be worth visiting your dentist If you have a headache, quite often the first port of call is the medicine cabinet for pain relief ......Read Full News

123.

Breakthrough In Allergic Asthma Treatments


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A major breakthrough in creating effective new treatments for allergic asthma has been discovered by Asthma UK funded scientists at King's College Lon......Read Full News

124.

Ray Mears Highlights Increased Risk Of Lyme Disease In UK


Thursday, 14 April 2011

  Cases of Lyme disease in the UK have been dramatically increasing in recent years so it is important that people who spend a lot of time outdoors ......Read Full News

125.

New genetic links to Alzheimer’s disease discovered


Tuesday, 05 April 2011

It has been reported today that scientists have discovered five gene variants that raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The report is based on seve......Read Full News

126.

New Hayfever Symptom Checker Launched In Time For Season


Friday, 01 April 2011

With the hay fever season just starting, NHS Direct has developed a new online tool to help people tackle the symptoms that can make the spring and su......Read Full News

127.

Bowel cancer screening scheme successful


Thursday, 24 March 2011

A bowel cancer screening programme among the over-60s has led to more cases being detected at an earlier stage.   Research from the charity, Cancer......Read Full News

128.

Arthritis drug could slow melanoma skin cancer growth


Thursday, 24 March 2011

In research published in Nature, an international team of scientists have shown that an existing rheumatoid arthritis drug can slow down the growth of......Read Full News

129.

New prostate cancer twice as effective as a PSA test could be available by next year.


Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Scientists at the University of Surrey, UK, have made a major breakthrough in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. They have developed a new way of......Read Full News

130.

Bedwetting is still a taboo


Wednesday, 02 March 2011

A new survey released today by Kimberly Clark reveals that mums whose children wet the bed fear judgement and embarrassment from other parents.   7......Read Full News

131.

Online workshop Forum For Parents Of Allergic Children Launches


Wednesday, 09 February 2011

Action Against Allergy has teamed up with the online health information service www.talkallergy.com, in collaboration with NHS Choices (www.NHS.co.uk)......Read Full News

132.

Plant Sap May Provide Cure For Skin Cancer


Thursday, 27 January 2011

The British Journal of Dermatology will reveal  that a traditional medicine using the sap from a common weed is effective in treating non-melanoma s......Read Full News

133.

Is Stress The Cause Of Man Flu


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

New research published today in the scientific Journal, Occupational Medicine suggests men who get stressed at work are more likely to catch common co......Read Full News

134.

Exelon patch for Alzheimer's approved by NICE for use on the NHS


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

NICE issues new Alzheimer's guidance for Exelon patch treatment.   Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK has welcomed the update to National Institute fo......Read Full News

135.

Hospitals 'gridlocked' by Swine flu


Sunday, 16 January 2011

The Telegraph reports that The NHS is in “gridlock”, with hospitals across the country being forced to declare that they have reached the highest ......Read Full News

136.

Breastfeeding recommendations may need to be changed


Sunday, 16 January 2011

  Experts have suggested that breastfeeding exclusively for six months is not necessarily best and may put babies off some foods.   Current UK gu......Read Full News

137.

US research claims smoking 'causes damage in minutes'


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Smoking damages the body in minutes rather than years, according to research published in Chemical Research in Toxicology.   The report shows that ......Read Full News

138.

GP’s urge those at risk to get flu jab


Thursday, 23 December 2010

It has been reported that some people are avoiding having the vaccine as they are concerned about its swine flu element. People in at-risk groups sho......Read Full News

139.

Swine flu returns - ten fatalities in recent weeks


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Swine flu has claimed the lives of 10 British adults in recent weeks, newspapers report. The Independent and the Daily Mail say there are signs that t......Read Full News

140.

Finger length may ‘predict prostate cancer’


Saturday, 04 December 2010

Reports this week  suggest that, according to new research, the length of a man's fingers can provide clues to his risk of prostate cancer.  Researc......Read Full News

141.

NICE comes under fire for rejecting bowel cancer drug Avastin


Friday, 12 November 2010

NICE has published final draft guidance as part of its appraisal of bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with chemotherapy (oxaliplatin and either 5-f......Read Full News

142.

Alzheimer’s Can Be Predicted


Friday, 12 November 2010

  The neurological decline that leads to Alzheimer's disease may begin in middle-age and can be predicted with a simple to administer test.   T......Read Full News

143.

Organic food is no healthier than conventional food


Tuesday, 09 November 2010

It has been reported that organic vegetables are no healthier than food grown conventionally.   A scientific study has grown vegetables under bot......Read Full News

144.

Excercise can prevent a cold


Tuesday, 02 November 2010

Researchers say if you excercise regularly you are less likely to catch a cold. In a study of 1,000 people they discovered that taking excercise an......Read Full News

145.

5 key healthy lifestyle changes help prevent Bowel and Colon Cancer


Thursday, 28 October 2010

5 key healthy lifestyle changes could cut Bowel and Colon Cancer by almost a quarter. Approximately 1.2 million cases of colon cancer diagnosed eac......Read Full News

146.

Pioneering Asthma Drug For Children Turned Down By NICE


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has turned down a new treatment for children with severe asthma under 12 years of age......Read Full News

147.

Research suggests early menopause test possible


Monday, 18 October 2010

In the United Kingdom, the condition known as early menopause affects approximately 5 percent of all women and researchers have been trying to find me......Read Full News

148.

Rise in surgery on wrong body parts


Saturday, 09 October 2010

Over 50 patients have had surgery on the wrong part of their body in the last year as a result of NHS errors. Figures released yesterday by the Nat......Read Full News

149.

NICE updates Alzheimer's drugs guidance


Thursday, 07 October 2010

Three drugs that NICE previously said should be withheld until the moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease will, under new draft guidance, now also b......Read Full News

150.

Vitamin B may reduce risk of Alzheimer's


Friday, 10 September 2010

A new study suggests high doses of vitamin B may halve the speed of brain shrinkage in older people.   Brain shrinkage is one of the symptoms of ......Read Full News

151.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to autoimmune diseases and some cancers


Monday, 30 August 2010

Scientists have found that vitamin D deficiency plays a key role in causing autoimmune diseases, some cancers and type 1 diabetes, after scientists ......Read Full News

152.

1,400 'Pressure Stations' set up for "Know Your Numbers Week"


Monday, 30 August 2010

1,400 'Pressure Stations' set up to support the Blood Pressure Associations "Know Your Numbers Week"   One in three UK adults have high blood press......Read Full News

153.

New trials on existing medicine show potential to prevent heart failure


Monday, 30 August 2010

Trial results have shown that an existing £10 a week pill for chest pains has the potential to save the lives of thousands of heart failure patients ......Read Full News

154.

Test could predict menopause


Monday, 05 July 2010

A number of newspapers have covered the story of a new blood test to predict when the menopause will occur which “could close the baby gap” by tel......Read Full News

155.

A hearty cup of tea?


Monday, 05 July 2010

A hearty cup of tea? “People who drink several cups of tea or coffee a day could be at lower risk of heart disease,” according to reports.  Is ......Read Full News

156.

Lifestyle Could Prevent Asthma


Friday, 11 June 2010

150 million people around the world suffer from asthma and prevention is better than cure, so they say. British researchers have found that it could b......Read Full News

157.

Fish And Farm Life Ward Off Allergies


Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Eating fish and living on or near a farm could protect infants from allergies in later life, research teams in Germany and Sweden have found. The immu......Read Full News

158.

Birthweight reveals risk of asthma and eczema


Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Babies whose birth weight is low are more prone to asthma whereas heavier babies are at greater risk of eczema in childhood, according to two Swedish ......Read Full News

159.

Blood test can detect cancer


Wednesday, 02 June 2010

British scientists have developed a simple blood test that can detect a cancer before a tumour has formed.  It has been described as offering a ‘pa......Read Full News

160.

Lack of excercise worse than obesity?


Thursday, 27 May 2010

Lack of exercise worse than obesity?   According to reports a lack of exercise is “worse for health than being obese”.  Experts believe ......Read Full News

161.

Addiction to computer games affecting teenagers


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Addiction to computer games affecting teenagers. CGD, Computer Game Addiction, is the compulsive use of computer and game consoles that h......Read Full News

162.

Childhood Meningitis C vaccine wears off in teens, Calls for teenage Meningitis booster grow


Monday, 10 May 2010

Researchers suggest that Three-quarters of children vaccinated against meningitis C lose their protection against the disease by their early teens, re......Read Full News

163.

Ignorance could be putting Children With Asthma At Risk


Tuesday, 04 May 2010

Today, new data* released by Asthma UK on World Asthma Day (4 May) suggests that 88% of UK adults would not be completely confident about what to do i......Read Full News

164.

Depression Awareness Week 19 April 2010


Monday, 19 April 2010

Depression Awareness Week 19 April 2010. Depression is the most common psychological disorder in the western world and the World Health Organisation ......Read Full News

165.

Advice As Ash Cloud Remains Over The UK


Monday, 19 April 2010

In light of the news that ash has started to reach ground level in the UK, the British Lung Foundation is advising people with a lung condition in aff......Read Full News

166.

Asthma UK Campaign Calls On Schools To Be 'Alert To Asthma'


Monday, 19 April 2010

Asthma UK is today urging all schools across the UK to act now to keep children with asthma safe at school and is launching an emergency appeal for do......Read Full News

167.

Marriage between cousins increases risks to children


Monday, 19 April 2010

The rise in marriages between cousins ‘is putting children’s health at risk’. A leading professor is highlighting the dangers of marriage betwe......Read Full News

168.

Ticks appear in the warmer weather


Sunday, 18 April 2010

As the warmer weather encourages people and their pets out into parks and the countryside, Lyme disease charity BADA-UK (Borreliosis and Associated Di......Read Full News

169.

Too many gp visits for minor ailments, make more use of pharmacy


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A group of doctors and health campaigners say far too many people are going to see their GP with minor problems, such as coughs and colds or athlete's......Read Full News

170.

Fluctuating blood pressure may increase risk of stroke


Friday, 12 March 2010

New research suggests that people with occasionally high blood pressure are more at risk of stroke than those with consistently high readings. People......Read Full News

171.

New hope for peanut allergy sufferers


Monday, 08 March 2010

In the largest ever trial to find a treatment 104 British children with severe peanut allergies are to undergo an experimental desensitising therapy t......Read Full News

172.

Obesity related deaths increase


Monday, 08 March 2010

Researchers say there has been a "dramatic rise" in deaths in England in which obesity was a contributory factor. They said death certificates showe......Read Full News

173.

‘Brain flushing’ saves lives of premature babies


Monday, 08 March 2010

A new technique that "washes out" the brains of severely ill premature babies may help survival. According to a study from Bristol University this ne......Read Full News

174.

Healthy don't need daily asprin


Monday, 08 March 2010

Taking asprin everyday if you are healthy in the hope of preventing a heart attack or stroke may be doing more harm than good. It is also claimed tha......Read Full News

175.

Lack of nursing cover means terminally ill ‘unable to die at home'


Monday, 08 March 2010

Government plans to allow the terminally ill to die at home is being threatened by A lack of 24-hour nursing cover and poor planning by doctors, say c......Read Full News

176.

Teenage Pregnancy Rates Are On the Decline


Monday, 08 March 2010

New Data Reveal That Teenage Pregnancy Rates Are On the Decline This morning the 2008 (provisional) conception statistics were published by the Offi......Read Full News

177.

'better-fitting condoms' needed


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Men need condoms that fit better, one size does not fit all, say experts.

178.

National Pandemic Flu Service (NPFS) withdrawn


Friday, 12 February 2010

 

179.

Society Affected By Health Inequalities


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Most people in England aren’t living as long as the best off and spend longer in ill-health

180.

Swine flu latest


Thursday, 04 February 2010

The National Pandemic Flu Service to close

181.

Parents warned over 'souvenir' baby scans


Wednesday, 03 February 2010

According to reports “Parents-to-be should weigh the possible risks of going for non-essential scans purely to get keepsake pictures of their unborn......Read Full News

182.

Shingles vaccination proposal for elderly


Sunday, 31 January 2010

According to several newspapers millions of people in their seventies could be vaccinated against shingles

183.

New emergency contraception option for women


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A recently licensed type of emergency contraception may offer women protection from pregnancy even whentaken five days after sex.

184.

--- Reductil (Sibutramine) Withdrawn ---


Friday, 22 January 2010

One of the most commonly presribed weightloss drugs, Reductil, has been withdrawn from use.

185.

Roche still talking to Nice on Avastin


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Roche, the leading Cancer therapy pharmaceutical giant, is hoping to strike a deal with the health watchdog, Nice, after it again rejected the bowel......Read Full News

186.

Swine Flu Vaccination


Monday, 23 November 2009

 

187.

Risk of blood clots caused by the combined contraceptive pill is still very low


Wednesday, 07 October 2009

Marie Stopes responds to recent studies of risks of thrombosis to women taking the contraceptive pill

188.

Dentists may stop NHS work


Thursday, 01 October 2009

Dentists may stop treating NHS patients in protest at the government's attempt to impose a new contract

189.

Out of hours GP care unsafe?


Thursday, 01 October 2009

Care Quality Commission report warns that a lack of scrutiny threatens patient safety.

190.

New Breast Cancer drug trial shows positive results


Thursday, 24 September 2009

Women with breast cancer lived significantly longer without their disease getting worse in new drug trial.

191.

Surgery improves advanced breast cancer survival


Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Removal of the primary breast tumour in women whose cancer has already spread to other parts of the body can have a significant effect on their surviv......Read Full News