Health news

Health news

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

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.

An easy way to ensure good health

An easy way to ensure good health

December 19 2017

It cleanses, hydrates and refreshes – there’s nothing quite like a nice cool glass of water. And not only does it feel satisfying, drinking water is vital for our bodies to function.

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.

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