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Free, GP-endorsed Menopause Symptoms Tracker helps women monitor their symptoms

Friday, 08 December 2017

A free Menopause Symptoms Tracker™ to help women identify and monitor menopause symptoms over time has been launched by . The online sy......Read Full News


One more cup of coffee before I go?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

It seems like drinking three or four cups of coffee a day may have health benefits. Is this just another study into coffee consumption?  They seem to......Read Full News


Fantastic new menopause resource launches

Thursday, 21 September 2017

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Diabetics at risk of eating disorders

Friday, 12 December 2014 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, in collaboration with NHS Choices ( Full News


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


‘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


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


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


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


'better-fitting condoms' needed

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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


National Pandemic Flu Service (NPFS) withdrawn

Friday, 12 February 2010



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


Swine flu latest

Thursday, 04 February 2010

The National Pandemic Flu Service to close


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


Shingles vaccination proposal for elderly

Sunday, 31 January 2010

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


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.


--- Reductil (Sibutramine) Withdrawn ---

Friday, 22 January 2010

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


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


Swine Flu Vaccination

Monday, 23 November 2009



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


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


Out of hours GP care unsafe?

Thursday, 01 October 2009

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


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.


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