Category Archives: Health

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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UK ‘Eliminates Measles’ for First Time

The elimination of measles has been achieved in the UK for the first time, the World Health Organization says. The global health body classes a country as having eliminated the disease when it has stopped it freely circulating for at … Continue reading

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1 in 10 Men Aged 50 Have a Heart Age 10 Years Older Than They Are

Heart Age Test is the only known way of measuring our heart age, which shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke. The higher our heart age, the higher our risk. Analysis of … Continue reading

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Lithium in Tap Water May Cut Dementia

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark. Lithium is naturally found in tap water, although the amount varies. The findings, based on a study … Continue reading

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Walk faster if you’re Middle-Aged

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health. Officials at Public Health England said the amount of activity people did started to tail off from … Continue reading

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