Category Archives: Health

Dementia Risk Now Included as Part of NHS Health Check

Adding the dementia element to the NHS Health Check programme will enable healthcare professionals to talk to their patients about how they can reduce their dementia risk, such as by maintaining their social life, keeping mentally and physically active and … Continue reading

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Survey Says Mental Health Conditions and Stress on the Up

Reported levels of “presenteeism” – or turning up for work while unwell or injured – have more than tripled since 2010, according to a survey of more than 1000 employers carried out by the CIPD and health insurance group Simplyhealth. … Continue reading

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PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Public Health England (PHE) has a duty under the Water Industry Act … Continue reading

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Research Suggests Diabetes is Five Separate Diseases

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes, or uncontrolled blood sugar levels, is normally split into type 1 and type 2.  But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings from PHE

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care. The Met Office has today repeated warnings that all parts … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, Surrey … Continue reading

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Cold Water Kills

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