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Health news

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

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.

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.

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