Health news

Health news

Here we share interesting stories and news from across the health and social care sectors.

The benefits of marriage could be far reaching

The benefits of marriage could be far reaching

December 14 2017

Recent research confirms the growing bank of evidence that marriage gives some protection from dementia.

Make sure your regular prescription is on your Christmas list

Make sure your regular prescription is on your Christmas list

December 12 2017

Out of hours health experts are encouraging patients to put more than mince pies and turkey on their wish list as we prepare for a week of fun and festivities.

Community connections boost wellbeing in people living with dementia

Community connections boost wellbeing in people living with dementia

December 6 2017

New research shows that people living with dementia benefit from being connected with their local community. At Care UK, teams are working to develop these crucial links.

Patients urged to find out more about diabetes

Patients urged to find out more about diabetes

December 5 2017

Suffolk and North East Essex are just two of the places in the country trying to improve awareness of diabetes.

Six simple steps to great men’s health

Six simple steps to great men’s health

November 30 2017

At the end of Men’s Health Awareness Month Ade Adeniyi, Care UK’s men’s health expert, looks at six simple ways all men, and the partners who support them, can help to improve their health.

Does a common sleep problem lead to dementia?

Does a common sleep problem lead to dementia?

November 28 2017

New research from the US has found a link between the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

Does your toothbrush only do half the job?

Does your toothbrush only do half the job?

November 23 2017

A new study into the UK’s tooth brushing habits reveals a disturbing trend of poor oral hygiene habits that are a major contributor to the pressure on NHS budgets.

Too awkward to discuss; too painful to ignore

Too awkward to discuss; too painful to ignore

November 21 2017

November is National Men’s Health Awareness Month and Care UK’s men’s health expert is encouraging his fellow men to address something they don’t like to talk about, yet all agree it is a killer: men’s mental health.

How old is your heart?

How old is your heart?

November 16 2017

Heart disease (including heart attack and stroke) is still the leading cause of death amongst men. Lifestyle factors, like smoking or not getting enough exercise, mean many people have unhealthy hearts, which means their ‘heart age’ is older than their physical age.

The impact of alcohol on families

The impact of alcohol on families

November 14 2017

Many health experts are now saying that the UK has a problem with alcohol. They claim alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49, and the fifth biggest threat to health for all ages of people.

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