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Health news

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

GP says smile to beat the flu

GP says smile to beat the flu

October 3 2017

For years research has indicated that being happier can contribute to physical wellbeing, and now new research appears to show that it can even positively impact on the effectiveness of a flu jab.

Why we like to be beside the seaside and how it can help our wellbeing

Why we like to be beside the seaside and how it can help our wellbeing

September 28 2017

We all feel better for a trip to the seaside, but a new study may reveal just how a nostalgic trip to the beach can support personal wellbeing, including in older people.

How a pharmacist can help you to good health

How a pharmacist can help you to good health

September 26 2017

Pharmacists and their pharmacy support teams are essential healthcare professionals. They have wide and varied roles within all sectors of healthcare.

Top tips for cyclists who are recovering from knee surgery

Top tips for cyclists who are recovering from knee surgery

September 21 2017

This weekend thousands of cyclists will take to the roads for the TP ICAP L'Etape London, an annual event offering people three long distance rides and the chance to cycle around the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Don’t be tempted to ignore sudden eye problems

Don’t be tempted to ignore sudden eye problems

September 18 2017

Eye health experts are warning people not to risk permanent visual impairment by ignoring the early signs of trouble.

How to stay healthy at university

How to stay healthy at university

September 14 2017

For most students freshers’ week can be overwhelming. Meeting new people, finding their way round the university campus and feeling a little home sick can all take their toll.

Major new report shows the economic and emotional cost of arthritis

Major new report shows the economic and emotional cost of arthritis

September 7 2017

Arthritis Research UK has unveiled a major report, The Nation’s Joint Problem, which reveals the current and future impact of two major forms of the condition, osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), on the economy, the NHS as well as families and individuals across the UK.

Could you talk to your loved ones about organ donation?

Could you talk to your loved ones about organ donation?

September 4 2017

Have members of your family ever talked about what you would do if one of you needed a heart, liver, kidney or other organ transplant to live? Would you accept a life-saving organ from a donor?

Do you hear sounds that aren’t really there?

Do you hear sounds that aren’t really there?

September 1 2017

Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing noises in the head or the ears which have no external source. It is often described as ringing in the ears but it can appear as almost any type of noise or mixture of noises.

What is hepatitis E and how can you avoid it?

What is hepatitis E and how can you avoid it?

August 29 2017

The media has recently been full of stories about sausages and other meat from pigs contaminated with hepatitis E, potentially causing health issues. But what is hepatitis E and what can be done to lessen the risk of contracting the virus?

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