Posts Tagged ‘health’

The UK’s least healthy family restaurants revealed

Monday, October 16th, 2017

New report reveals the UK’s least healthy family restaurants, with family favourites bottom of the list (more…)

Should we welcome plans to sell off wasted NHS land?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

With the NHS under severe financial pressure, should we welcome plans to raise capital by selling off inefficiently used land and buildings owned by the health service? (more…)

‘Telephone first’ approach is no panacea for reducing GP workload

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

A ‘telephone first’ approach is not a panacea for reducing workload in UK general practice and there is no evidence that it saves money, finds a study in The BMJ today. (more…)

44% of Brits over 35 experience eye strain at least once a week

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

……… yet over half surveyed do nothing to alleviate the effects

Extended use of digital devices such as smartphones and electronic reading devices means eye strain is more prevalent than ever in UK adults. (more…)

Should non-smokers get fresh-air breaks?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

While smokers could argue five minutes doesn’t make much difference to the day, wouldn’t it be fair to give non-smokers the same opportunity? (more…)

Staying in Education Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Health benefits of education – Increasing number of years spent in education likely to lead to health benefits (more…)

First evidence that e-cigarettes may be prompting UK teens to try the real thing

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Some signs that vaping may also escalate tobacco use

E-cigarettes may be prompting UK teens to start smoking the real thing (more…)

Lack of trust in tech to help wealth v health could jeopardise financial wellbeing

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Consumers trust technology much more to help with their health than they do with their wealth, according to new research from Willis Owen. (more…)

WHO decision to downgrade Tamiflu “comes far too late” argues expert

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The World Health Organization’s decision to downgrade the influenza drug Tamiflu on its essential medicines list is better late than never (more…)

Tooth grinding may be a sign your child is being bullied, study finds

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The connection in children between bullying and teeth grinding

A leading health charity is urging parents to be on the lookout for their children grinding their teeth (more…)

Government “trying to cover up” new NHS cuts says Labour

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, has today accused Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of “trying to cover up" a new round of NHS cuts, which include closing wards and services, extending waiting times and stopping treatments. (more…)

Study calls for urgent action to close cancer death gap between rich and poor countries

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Over the past 30 years, cancer control measures have led to rising life expectancy in rich populations, but these gains have yet to be seen in poorer populations (more…)

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