Category Archives: Health

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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Walking Football for the Over 50’s Coming to Tamworth

A new initiative to help people aged 50 and over stay active and enjoy a kick-about is shooting into Tamworth in the New Year. Walking football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game, aimed at the over 50s and … Continue reading

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Men and Women Asked Not to Miss Out on Bowel Screening

PHE is calling on all men and women, aged over 60, to get screened for bowel cancer after the latest figures show over 40% are not getting tested – with embarrassment over providing a stool sample one of the reasons, … Continue reading

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Call for Women to Get Life-Saving Smear Test

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a fresh appeal to young women to take up the invitation of a cervical cancer test as new figures published today show a fall in the number of 25 to 29-year-old women being tested. … Continue reading

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Bags for Life Can Pose Food Poisoning Risk

Bags for life pose a food poisoning risk if they are used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog is warning. The Food Standards Agency says even if there is no leakage, packaging can harbour … Continue reading

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Carrying the Shopping can Improve Strength in Over 65s

Carrying the shopping, gardening, or vacuuming, can help older people to lead healthier lives for longer, according to leading physiotherapists. They warn that millions of older people risk falls because they are failing to maintain their strength. Nearly a quarter … Continue reading

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