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.
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?
August 25 2017
Families are being encouraged to enjoy multi-generational days out this bank holiday for the benefit of young and old alike.
August 24 2017
Today marks National Burger Day in the UK and, with households across the UK planning to get grilling over the bank holiday weekend, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is issuing top tips on how to ensure your barbecue is safe and enjoyable for all.
August 21 2017
So often when we feel ill, our first thought turns to asking a GP for help. However, many minor conditions are generally not a serious health problem and can be treated with advice and perhaps medication from your local pharmacy.
August 17 2017
Bowel Cancer UK has released statistics showing the rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years.
August 14 2017
GP practices have been issued with new guidance on giving the adult hepatitis B jab in an attempt to combat a global shortage of the vaccine.
August 7 2017
New research from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) shows that starting a variety of new hobbies can protect against cognitive decline. However, brain training games have little if any effect.
August 2 2017
Social prescribing allows your GP, nurse or other healthcare professional to prescribe non-clinical activities to support or improve your health. It can involve a variety of activities which are often provided by voluntary and community sector organisations.
July 31 2017
If coverage of the Glastonbury or Latitude festivals has prompted you to book a ticket for one of the multitude of other music festivals on offer this summer, you might want to read this helpful advice.