Health news

Health news

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

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.

Gillingham ophthalmologist gives top tips for eye health

Gillingham ophthalmologist gives top tips for eye health

September 26 2018

A Gillingham-based ophthalmology consultant is advising people to take better care of their eyes as part of National Eye Health Week (24-30 September).Mrs Mahbo

Bristol ophthalmologist gives top tips for eye health

Bristol ophthalmologist gives top tips for eye health

September 26 2018

A Bristol-based ophthalmology consultant is advising people to take better care of their eyes as part of National Eye Health Week (24-30 September).

Patient Choice in the NHS: 6 tips to help you choose where to have your NHS treatment

Patient Choice in the NHS: 6 tips to help you choose where to have your NHS treatment

September 10 2018

NHS patients have been able to choose where to receive NHS treatment since 2006, yet many of us still do not realise that Patient Choice is our right. If you are in a position where you or a loved oneneed to choose where to receive treatment, read our insider tips on how to make an informed decision.

How old is your heart?

How old is your heart?

September 5 2018

Do you know how healthy your heart is? Public Health England have re-launched their One You Heart Age Test. A free test for the over thirties, it reveals your heart age compared to your real age and gives advice on how to lower it.

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