Health news

Health news

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

From sofa star to star striker

From sofa star to star striker

August 7 2019

Football has arguably never been as popular, but is that popularity amounting to more people playing football?

The benefits and fun of playing golf

The benefits and fun of playing golf

July 31 2019

National Golf Month aims to inspire more people into the game and highlight the benefits of a good round of golf.

What makes water so good for us?

What makes water so good for us?

July 24 2019

Did you know, water accounts for 60 per cent of your body weight and that every system in the body needs water to function?

Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

July 17 2019

As we age, we tend to drastically reduce our activity levels. This can affect our health by increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as affecting our emotional wellbeing. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and boost fitness levels while soaking up a bit of sun.

Are you tick aware?

Are you tick aware?

July 10 2019

A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.

How to keep healthy on your holidays

How to keep healthy on your holidays

July 3 2019

Having the opportunity to let go for a while and recharge the batteries is one of the main reasons why people go on holiday. But letting go too much and finding you’ve brought back new health issues or a bigger waistline with you, often takes away from the relaxing time you had and creates new stresses for you to deal with once you’re home again.

Hot weather advice for commuters

Hot weather advice for commuters

July 1 2019

Surges in temperatures this week may affect commuters more than other people and a London-based GP is urging people to plan in advance to prevent pain later.

The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms

The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms

June 25 2019

Dr Tara Dukkipati, a senior GP for Care UK in Essex, offers some advice on minimising the impact of hay fever and dispels some common misconceptions.

Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals

Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals

June 24 2019

 Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre’s pharmacist is advising festival goers to think before they pack their bags, to avoid health pitfalls and ensure that

National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June

National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June

June 21 2019

 Yoga derives from Sanskrit which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. This symbolizes the practice of connecting your mind and body to find harmony.

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