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Health news

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

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April 12 2018

We all experience stress from time to time, in fact it’s perfectly normal, but stress that overwhelms us and leaves us tense, unable to concentrate or vulnerable to illness, is what we need to look out for and learn how to manage better this Stress Awareness Month.

New French research further strengthens the links between alcohol and dementia

New French research further strengthens the links between alcohol and dementia

March 12 2018

A new study of more than one million people with dementia in France has raised further concerns about the part alcohol may play in the development of early onset dementia.

The trusted health expert in your community

The trusted health expert in your community

February 26 2018

Pharmacists are healthcare experts who can give you clinical advice, right there and then. What’s more, if symptoms suggest it’s more serious, pharmacists are well placed to help you get the assistance you need.

Have you talked to your family about organ donation?

Have you talked to your family about organ donation?

February 15 2018

A reluctance to talk about organ donation is contributing to a deadly shortage of organs, leaving families to make a difficult decision when someone they love dies.

Make Valentine’s Day a time to think about men’s health

Make Valentine’s Day a time to think about men’s health

February 12 2018

As the most romantic day of the year approaches, an expert in men’s health is urging partners everywhere to show their love by encouraging men to take care of their bodies.

Tinnitus in children

Tinnitus in children

February 9 2018

Often thought of as a condition which affects the over-50s, or one that rock stars get following a lifetime’s exposure to loud noise, research has shown that one child in 30 has clinically significant tinnitus. 

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

Watch the birdie – if you want to boost health and wellbeing

February 7 2018

It may not feel like it but spring is just around the corner. It is now time to think about how you can capitalise on the health and wellbeing benefits nature can bring for people living with dementia, and the people who care for them.

What we all need to know about vitamin D

What we all need to know about vitamin D

January 31 2018

According to an answer to a recent Parliamentary question, more than 75,500 people who were admitted to hospital in 2017 had a primary or secondary diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency. Six years earlier that number had been just 10,000.

The health issue that affects one in four adults

The health issue that affects one in four adults

January 30 2018

A new annual survey has uncovered the shocking statistic that one in four adults in England has high blood pressure, a condition that can cause long-term debilitating illness.

Millions of pre-retirees aspire to revive Britain’s communities

Millions of pre-retirees aspire to revive Britain’s communities

January 29 2018

There’s no doubt that being active in your local community can have a beneficial effect on your well-being, and a new survey shows that people approaching retirement are keen to do their bit and boost their health at the same time.

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