Posts Tagged ‘health’

Parents not focused on children's eye care

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Even if you don't wear glasses you should get your child's eyes tested


BMJ investigation questions expert advice underpinning new US dietary guidelines

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The expert report underpinning the latest dietary guidelines for Americans fails to reflect much relevant scientific literature in its reviews of crucial topics and therefore risks giving a misleading picture (more…)

UEA health economist and competition policy expert on HIV drug U-turn

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Yesterday’s backlash over HIV drug pricing is precisely why companies such as GlaxoSmithKline did not raise the price of Daraprim according to UEA competition policy expert Dr Farasat Bokhari. (more…)

Almost 2 Million Brits Struggle With Sight Loss in the UK – Despite over 50% of Cases Being Preventable

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Research reveals that thousands of Britons could be saved from the devastating effects of serious illness such as heart disease, diabetes and brain tumours, simply by attending a regular eye test. (more…)

Tai Chi linked to improved physical capacity in certain common long term conditions

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Could be useful exercise for older people with several co-existing chronic ailments, suggest researchers
The ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi is linked to improved physical capacity among older adults with certain common long term conditions (more…)

Don't risk ending up toothless in the tackle

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Kids could face trying times for their dental health by not wearing a mouthguard when playing rugby, says leading dental health charity. (more…)

Act now to improve the health of women, children and adolescents worldwide, say experts

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Societies are failing women, children and adolescents, particularly in the poorest communities around the world, and urgent action is needed to save lives and improve health (more…)

Injured and Off the Job: Employees' Compensation FAQs

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Nothing is worse than getting hurt, but when you have to worry about missing work and paying medical bills, your world could come crashing down all around you. (more…)

Higher risk of death for patients admitted to NHS hospitals at the weekend

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

• Fewer patients are admitted at weekends, but are more likely to be sicker and have a higher risk of death from Friday through until Monday

• Authors caution against using the data to estimate avoidable deaths, but call for more research into how services can be improved to reduce risk (more…)

NHS England announces latest life-extending drugs to be de-listed from cancer drugs fund

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The Cancer Drugs Fund was set up in 2010 to give patients access to innovative medicines at the point of discovery. (more…)

New Home Quality Mark (HQM) set to save consumers large sums of money

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

• Home Quality Mark Offers Consumers the Chance to Choose a Healthier, Smarter & Cheaper to Run Home

National standard aims to promote better home design to contribute to householders' improved living conditions (more…)

Concern over inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs in people with intellectual disability

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Over 70% of prescriptions for antipsychotic medications are given to those without a record of severe mental illness

The proportion of people with intellectual disability in the UK who have been treated with psychotropic drugs far exceeds (more…)