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Fears over life-saving drug unfounded, finds review

Fears over a life-saving drug that can be used to treat alcohol addiction are unfounded, according to its first ever systematic review.

Study reveals least active regions in England

Golfsupport illustrates the least active regions in the UK and the London boroughs who need to take part in more physical activity.
opioids for pain, poor areas

GPs prescribe more opioids for pain in poor Northern areas, study reveals

English patients living in poorer areas are likely to be prescribed more opioids for pain by their GPs, according to a study led by University of Manchester and University of Nottingham researchers.
child obesity, HFSS

Restricting promotion of foods causing child obesity

The 12-week consultation on child obesity asks should there be more restrictions on how retailers promote food and drink that is high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS).
childhood obesity

Sugar tax revenue helps tackle childhood obesity

Soft drinks manufacturers and traders have paid an extra £153.8 million in tax since April as part of the government's initiative to tackle childhood obesity
degenerative diseases

UK-Japanese partnership to tackle degenerative diseases

Medical researchers in Britain and Japan are to join forces in the fight to advance research into treatments for degenerative diseases.
healthcare professionals, death

Healthcare professionals require training in patient death conversations

Sensitive conversations about death is never going to be easy - could more practice and candid feedback help healthcare professionals gain confidence?
young men with anxiety, mental health

Young men with anxiety in need of more support

Research reveals that 70% of young men with anxiety report that their work performance and relationships are affected, yet well over half of them are still not seeking help.
mental health issues, uk schools

What can schools do to spot and avert mental health issues?

Schools across the UK are dealing with a mental health epidemic, with both primary and secondary school leaders reporting a rise in stress, anxiety and panic attacks in their pupils as well as depression, self-harm and eating disorders.
physical and mental health, pets

How pets can improve your physical and mental health

Certain pets in your home can improve both your physical and mental health, your social skills and your body’s ability to fight off the development of allergies.
vector-borne disease

Emerging and vector-borne disease research and training

Dr Leonard E.G. Mboera discusses the importance of studying emerging and vector-borne diseases at The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance.
stroke recovery, recovery research

Stroke recovery: The exciting trends of the future

Steven A. Kautz, Professor at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina College of Health Professions gives a glimpse into the future trends for stroke recovery research.
South Karelia Social and Health Care District, Cornerstone

Integration: Eksote’s customer-oriented service development

Merja Tepponen South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote) explains why integration is a cornerstone of the organisation’s customer-oriented service development.
against ebola

A new front against Ebola: Extensive support for preparedness activities in Africa

Dr Ibrahim Socé Fall tells us about the excellent work that WHO Regional Office for Africa is doing around Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
winter fund. NHS

£420 million winter fund to help NHS deliver new improvements

Hospitals and social care services are delivering 81 projects to provide improvements using money from a £420 million winter fund.
Change4Life campaign, cut back on sugar

New Change4Life campaign set to help families cut back on sugar

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign to help families cut back on sugar after research reveals children have already exceeded the maximum sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the age of 10.
artificial pancreas systems

Artificial pancreas systems in Type 2 diabetes

Prof Dr Freimut Schliess, explores how artificial pancreas systems are revolutionising healthcare for Type 2 diabetes patients.
Dementia assistance dogs

Dementia assistance dogs – helping with the future of dementia care

Dementia assistance dogs can alter the way that care is provided to dementia patients as it becomes a growing issue in the UK, along with the pressures put on care homes
flu

7 ways to avoid catching the flu

The days are getting shorter, the kids are back at school, and there are noticeably more leaves drifting around. As the Stark family motto grimly states, ‘Winter is coming,’ and with it, the promise of the start of the flu season
Christmas season

Helping out the elderly during the Christmas season

This time of year can be lonely for those without a family, so Brits have been urged to help out the elderly during the Christmas season

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