Posts Tagged ‘health’

Calling Dr Internet: Could self-diagnosis be costing lives?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

A UK health charity has expressed deep concern following new data which reveals the alarming use of online self-diagnosis.


Tighter local alcohol licensing curbs linked to fewer drink-related hospital admissions

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Annual admission rates 2% lower than expected in areas with more restrictive policies


Care of the Elderly in Danger

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

What we need is better coordination between the NHS and care service providers as well as more funding


Debunking dental care myths

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

22% believe better teeth means a better love life


Dental health of professional footballers is “poor” and affects performance

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Nearly four out of 10 have active tooth decay; 1 in 20 has irreversible gum disease


Extreme weight loss tactics among UK cage fighters prompt alarm and call for action

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Efforts to shed pounds quickly and in quantity potentially dangerous, say doctors


New Cooking Series For Parents and Children

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Let’s Cookalong encourages children to take taste buds on a culinary ‘around-the world’ trip


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…)