Health news

Health news

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

Did the festive season make you worry mum or dad is developing dementia?

Did the festive season make you worry mum or dad is developing dementia?

January 3 2019

After every festive season, social services departments across the country see a sharp spike in call numbers.

Christmas and dementia, a stress free affair

Christmas and dementia, a stress free affair

December 19 2018

Typically a time for family, food and festivities, Christmas means many things to many people. For a person with dementia, however, they may find the usual celebrations a bit overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable Christmas together.

Make sure your regular prescription is on your Christmas list

Make sure your regular prescription is on your Christmas list

December 17 2018

Out of hours health experts are encouraging patients to put more than mince pies and turkey on their wish list as we prepare for a week of fun and festivities.R

Crohn’s and Colitis: Don’t suffer in silence

Crohn’s and Colitis: Don’t suffer in silence

December 5 2018

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are diseases of the gut that can be debilitating for many sufferers. These long-term conditions in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Do you know your rights as a carer?

Do you know your rights as a carer?

November 28 2018

According to figures from Carers UK, 6,000 people take on caring responsibilities every single day supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Alcohol Awareness Week 2018

Alcohol Awareness Week 2018

November 19 2018

Many health experts are now saying that the UK has a problem with alcohol.

Sugar by any other name would taste as sweet

Sugar by any other name would taste as sweet

November 12 2018

Sugar Awareness Week 2018 - Action on Sugar

Antibiotic stewardship

Antibiotic stewardship

October 23 2018

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.

World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day

October 10 2018

One in six of us experiences joint pain every day.

Malnutrition in older people

Malnutrition in older people

October 3 2018

Malnutrition in people aged 65 and over in the UK is not a widely talked about subject. But when estimated figures suggest that one in ten older people (that’s about 1.3 million people) are either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, it’s a subject that perhaps should be brought up more.

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