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Health news

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

Tinnitus in children

Tinnitus in children

February 9 2018

Often thought of as a condition which affects the over-50s, or one that rock stars get following a lifetime’s exposure to loud noise, research has shown that one child in 30 has clinically significant tinnitus. 

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

February 7 2018

It may not feel like it but spring is just around the corner. It is now time to think about how you can capitalise on the health and wellbeing benefits nature can bring for people living with dementia, and the people who care for them.

What we all need to know about vitamin D

What we all need to know about vitamin D

January 31 2018

According to an answer to a recent Parliamentary question, more than 75,500 people who were admitted to hospital in 2017 had a primary or secondary diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency. Six years earlier that number had been just 10,000.

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.

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