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Health news

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

The health issue that affects one in four adults

The health issue that affects one in four adults

January 30 2018

A new annual survey has uncovered the shocking statistic that one in four adults in England has high blood pressure, a condition that can cause long-term debilitating illness.

Millions of pre-retirees aspire to revive Britain’s communities

Millions of pre-retirees aspire to revive Britain’s communities

January 29 2018

There’s no doubt that being active in your local community can have a beneficial effect on your well-being, and a new survey shows that people approaching retirement are keen to do their bit and boost their health at the same time.

Would you know how to help someone who is having an epileptic seizure?

Would you know how to help someone who is having an epileptic seizure?

January 18 2018

Nicola Swanborough from the Epilepsy Society offers helpful advice on what to do if you are with someone having a seizure.

Step away from the cake, sister

Step away from the cake, sister

January 16 2018

New evidence is suggesting that weight loss, for those heavier than medically recommended, could have more health benefits than previously thought, especially for women.

Why cadmium belongs in batteries, not your bloodstream

Why cadmium belongs in batteries, not your bloodstream

January 11 2018

Every day, millions of people in this country introduce toxic chemicals such as cadmium into their bodies

Why the over 70's should think about preventing shingles

Why the over 70's should think about preventing shingles

January 9 2018

A shingles vaccination programme is showing some good results with a reduction in both the number of cases and long-term complications.

A new you doesn’t have to cost a fortune

A new you doesn’t have to cost a fortune

January 3 2018

Climbing on to the scales at the start of the year may lead to a nasty shock. Two weeks of festive food and drinks can easily cause the pounds to pile on.

This New Year’s Eve, think twice before you pick up a glass

This New Year’s Eve, think twice before you pick up a glass

December 29 2017

A new study published this month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows that during the last 300 years the standard wine glass has increased in size by a staggering sevenfold, with increasing risks to our health.

How high tech can make the holidays great for grandparents

How high tech can make the holidays great for grandparents

December 27 2017

An expert on wellbeing for older people is urging people to think how they can use technology to make Christmas and the New Year special.

Don’t let food poisoning ruin your Christmas

Don’t let food poisoning ruin your Christmas

December 22 2017

Health experts from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are urging us all not to wash our Christmas turkey before putting in the oven.

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