Health news

Health news

Don’t let your picnic end in tears

Don’t let your picnic end in tears

June 21 2017

To mark Food Safety Week (19-25 June) we look at how to ensure your alfresco dining doesn’t lead to food poisoning.Over 20 million people in the UK (40 per cent

How having a drink might keep older people out of hospital

How having a drink might keep older people out of hospital

June 20 2017

Did you know that older people are much more vulnerable to dehydration, leading to an increased risk of falling?

Stay safe and well during the heatwave

Stay safe and well during the heatwave

June 16 2017

As parts of the country are expected to see very hot and sunny weather this weekend, health experts have issued advice on how to stay safe and well.

The sneezy season has arrived

The sneezy season has arrived

June 12 2017

Care UK doctors and nurses spend a lot of their time during hay fever season helping patients to manage severe cases of the condition.

Antibiotic stewardship

Antibiotic stewardship

June 8 2017

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.

Older adults under-referred for mental health therapies

Older adults under-referred for mental health therapies

June 7 2017

A large research study from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter has revealed that older people are not being referred for mental health support nearly as frequently as their younger counterparts, despite achieving better outcomes when they are referred.

Another good reason to kick the smoking habit

Another good reason to kick the smoking habit

May 31 2017

New research by scientists at three Scottish universities has linked smoking to liver damage in unborn babies.

When being a ‘square eyes’ is a good thing

When being a ‘square eyes’ is a good thing

May 30 2017

Debra Fox, Care UK’s dementia expert, looks at how you can use television programmes to have a positive effect on the wellbeing of loved ones living with dementia.

May is the month to be tick aware

May is the month to be tick aware

May 27 2017

A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.

Keep hydrated in the hot weather

Keep hydrated in the hot weather

May 25 2017

With a bank holiday forecast suggesting many of us will enjoy warm weather in the next few days here are some tips on keeping everyone fully hydrated and comfortable.

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