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Health news

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

Healthy walks with your dog

Healthy walks with your dog

February 5 2019

One thing almost all dog owners have in common is that they have to walk their pets.

Are you 17-45? If so, you could save a life this year

Are you 17-45? If so, you could save a life this year

January 29 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people aged 17-45 to make a change this year by signing up and giving blood. They are encouraging younger donors to get involved to ensure a safe and steady supply of blood in the future.

Why you shouldn’t skip your cervical screening

Why you shouldn’t skip your cervical screening

January 23 2019

When, on average, nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and two women lose their lives to the disease every day, attending your cervical screening appointment when invited, is vital for all women.

National obesity awareness week

National obesity awareness week

January 16 2019

We all know we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, but did you know that only 26 per cent of adults and 16 per cent of children regularly eat the right amount? Is it a coincidence then that 26 percent of adults in the UK are classed as obese?

Paget’s disease of the bone

Paget’s disease of the bone

January 9 2019

When we think of bone deterioration, it’s usually osteoporosis that comes up first, but perhaps it shouldn’t be.

Did the festive season make you worry mum or dad is developing dementia?

Did the festive season make you worry mum or dad is developing dementia?

January 3 2019

After every festive season, social services departments across the country see a sharp spike in call numbers.

Christmas and dementia, a stress free affair

Christmas and dementia, a stress free affair

December 19 2018

Typically a time for family, food and festivities, Christmas means many things to many people. For a person with dementia, however, they may find the usual celebrations a bit overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable Christmas together.

Make sure your regular prescription is on your Christmas list

Make sure your regular prescription is on your Christmas list

December 17 2018

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.R

Crohn’s and Colitis: Don’t suffer in silence

Crohn’s and Colitis: Don’t suffer in silence

December 5 2018

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are diseases of the gut that can be debilitating for many sufferers. These long-term conditions in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Do you know your rights as a carer?

Do you know your rights as a carer?

November 28 2018

According to figures from Carers UK, 6,000 people take on caring responsibilities every single day supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

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