Health news

Health news

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

Are you making time for you? Spring into good health!

Are you making time for you? Spring into good health!

March 27 2019

Whether it’s been a few weeks or a few years since you last exercised and made a conscious decision to improve your physical and mental health, it’s always the first step that is the hardest.

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

March 20 2019

11 steps to a healthy mouth (plus 5 food and drink dos and don’ts)Today, 20th March, is World Oral Health Day.

The 8 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation

The 8 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation

March 13 2019

13th March is No Smoking Day, and here are the 8 reasons why you should try to quit before having an operation

Eat, drink and be healthy! 6 top tips

Eat, drink and be healthy! 6 top tips

March 11 2019

This week is national Nutrition and Hydration Week. Here are our top 6 tips on eating and drinking healthily.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) awareness

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) awareness

March 5 2019

This month is Deep Venous Thrombosis Month. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is when a clot forms in the deep veins of the body, usually in the leg.

Five steps to get in shape for surgery

Five steps to get in shape for surgery

February 27 2019

February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise.

Eating disorder awareness week

Eating disorder awareness week

February 25 2019

Dr Marjorie Gillespie, Director of Primary Care at Care UK, wants eating disorder sufferers to be inspired by Eating Disorder Week (February 25-March 3) and tak

Practicing mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness

February 19 2019

Mindfulness has been shown to help people with mental and physical health problems, from stress, anxiety and depression to chronic pain, eating disorders a

How will you spread a little kindness?

How will you spread a little kindness?

February 14 2019

This Sunday 17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Every year, on this day, many people are inspired to spread a little kindness in a random way, but why save it all for one day?

Valentine’s day

Valentine’s day

February 12 2019

As Valentine’s Day approaches, here’s a few thoughts on keeping those lips ready for a romantic kiss and curing some of the less attractive problems associated

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