November 16 2017
Heart disease (including heart attack and stroke) is still the leading cause of death amongst men. Lifestyle factors, like smoking or not getting enough exercise, mean many people have unhealthy hearts, which means their ‘heart age’ is older than their physical age.
November 14 2017
Many health experts are now saying that the UK has a problem with alcohol. They claim alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49, and the fifth biggest threat to health for all ages of people.
November 9 2017
New statistics released by NHS Digital show that the number of obese children in England continues to rise, a troubling indicator of the nation’s health as the numbers are considered a predictor of adult obesity.
November 6 2017
A worrying new survey from scientists based at Queen Mary University London has revealed the extraordinary levels of sugar lurking in lunchtime meal deals from high street chains.
October 31 2017
Public Health England (PHE) has updated its guidance on antibiotics, with advice including fighting infections with plenty of rest with your feet up at home.
October 26 2017
Over the past year you may have read touching interviews with Formula 1 legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, talking about his wife’s experience with dementia. Many of those caring for a loved one with the condition will recognise his description of his wife’s flawless long-term memory but minimal short term memory.
October 23 2017
October saw outbreaks of the norovirus as far apart as Gloucestershire and Suffolk. What can we all do to protect our communities from this highly contagious and nasty bug?
October 18 2017
At one time it was thought the only effect of regular insufficient sleep was feeling a bit tired during the day.
October 12 2017
For everyone who likes to start the day with an egg, this week’s news from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is smashing.
October 10 2017
Researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health have further linked middle-aged spread to health risks in later life.