Health news

Health news

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

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

The secrets to getting kids eating healthy foods on a budget

The secrets to getting kids eating healthy foods on a budget

February 6 2019

 When time, money and patience are in short supply, reaching for the high in saturated fat, sugar, salt and calorie-filled snacks and meals often feels lik

Healthy walks with your dog

Healthy walks with your dog

February 5 2019

One thing almost all dog owners have in common is that they have to walk their pets.

Are you 17-45? If so, you could save a life this year

Are you 17-45? If so, you could save a life this year

January 29 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people aged 17-45 to make a change this year by signing up and giving blood. They are encouraging younger donors to get involved to ensure a safe and steady supply of blood in the future.

Why you shouldn’t skip your cervical screening

Why you shouldn’t skip your cervical screening

January 23 2019

When, on average, nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and two women lose their lives to the disease every day, attending your cervical screening appointment when invited, is vital for all women.

National obesity awareness week

National obesity awareness week

January 16 2019

We all know we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, but did you know that only 26 per cent of adults and 16 per cent of children regularly eat the right amount? Is it a coincidence then that 26 percent of adults in the UK are classed as obese?

Paget’s disease of the bone

Paget’s disease of the bone

January 9 2019

When we think of bone deterioration, it’s usually osteoporosis that comes up first, but perhaps it shouldn’t be.

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