The future of the NHS featured prominently in the run-up to Thursday’s referendum. While the Leave camp claimed cash that the UK currently gives to Brussels could be ploughed back into health services, Remain warned that economic turmoil from Brexit threatened the fragile finances of the NHS. Now we know that 51.9% of those who … More Brexit: What Could It Mean For Health?
Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues’ birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, a senior dentist argues. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, says “cake culture” is fuelling obesity and dental problems. Workplace temptation stops people losing weight and staff … More Calls For An End To Cake Culture
We are used to being told that what we eat may affect our risk of obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Now, scientists say that when we eat our food may also have a bearing. A team led by King’s College London which reviewed the available evidence are calling for larger scale studies … More Is When We Eat Important For Our Health
Today’s UK newspapers are running a story that millions of patients will get access to life-saving gadgets that can diagnose conditions in less than a minute, the NHS chief executive, Simon Stevens, will announce today to a conference of more than 1,000 NHS managers in Manchester. What is being trialled is the unveiling of a … More Millions of NHS Patients to Get Access to Life-Saving Personal Technologies – the Good News and Bad News
The cancer risk of coffee has been downgraded, with experts concluding there is inadequate evidence to suggest it causes the disease. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation, had classed coffee as “possibly” carcinogenic since 1991 due to a link to bladder cancer. The expert group has now decided … More Is Coffee Carcinogenic?
Over 13,000 men in England could benefit from a laser treatment to manage symptoms from an enlarged prostate, the NHS is being advised. Most men over the age of 60 have non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says many of these, if they are having symptoms, could … More Laser Therapy To Replace Prostate Surgery
The Mediterranean diet, with a high fat content from olive oil and nuts, does not cause people to gain weight, a major study has found. Fear of fat is misplaced and guidelines that restrict it in our diets are wrong, say the Spanish researchers who have followed more than 7,000 people, some eating 30g of … More Fearing the Fat? Think Again
UK Scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression. Medics currently have to rely on trial and error, meaning around half of the time the first type of antidepressant given fails to work. The researchers from King’s College London say checking a patient’s blood could help … More How Blood Tests Can Help Treat Depression
The home delivery meal system is becoming increasingly popular, giving busy couples and families the opportunity to enjoy cooking healthy meals at home and eating as a family instead of grabbing fast-food meals on the run. Despite the popularity and ease of use of meal kit services, there are several draw backs including cost, excess packaging … More Doorstep Dinners – More Harm Than Good?
Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. A study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, information processing and reasoning. Read the full article at Web MD