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Research reveals students are not getting enough exercise at school

More than a third of students (37%) worldwide don’t exercise at school, according to new research by Cambridge International What’s more, girls are less likely...

The Roche digital solution to the diabetes challenge

Diabetes is described as the epidemic of the 21st Century, in the view of Roche Diabetes Care, who are using digital technology and data management to help patients, healthcare professionals and payers address this costly challenge
prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer UK calls for screening programme and more research

Angela Culhane, Prostate Cancer UK Chief Executive discusses the tools needed to create a screening programme to stop prostate cancer killing men.
healthcare

Healthcare expert comments on the Health Secretary’s tech vision

Neil Laycock, Managing Director of healthcare at Servelec, comments on the issues raised by Matt Hancock and joining together for digital care.
wellbeing

Improve wellbeing by bringing the outdoors into the office

With this week being self-care week, much emphasis is being focused on how businesses across the UK can prevent stress and improve wellbeing in the workplace
pneumonia

Malaria Consortium calls for greater action and innovation to combat pneumonia

On this year’s World Pneumonia Day, Malaria Consortium is calling on the international community to increase its support for innovation as it tackles the world’s biggest infectious killer of children under the age of 5
medical research

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: The priorities for medical research

Dr Carol Routledge, Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK charts the priorities for medical research when it comes to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Sugar intake

Sugar intake in children – more than just a weight issue

Sugar intake, particularly in children, is a hot topic in the media these days. However, government data suggests that children are still far exceeding the maximum recommended sugar consumption every day
tinnitus symptoms

Millions of brits are suffering with tinnitus

A hearing loss survey revealed that 1 in 5 brits are suffering from the most common tinnitus symptoms A survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by...
early-stage lung cancer

New operating procedure gives hope to early-stage lung cancer

An innovative new surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the treatment.
neurological disease

Reducing the burden of neurological disease: A focus on stroke research

Open Access Government looks at the wider work of The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the U.S. when it comes to reducing the burden of neurological disease and how they are supporting stroke research
chronic health issues

Active couch potatoes are at risk of chronic health issues

Employees are wrongly assuming that keeping active during leisure time will protect them from the danger of sitting for long periods when working in an office, a new study has found
infectious disease

Health experts argue complacency increases the risk of infectious disease

Health professionals say a combination of antimicrobial resistance and complacency among other reasons are increasing the risk of infectious diseases. 
work-related stress

HSE release Talking Toolkit to help employers manage work-related stress

The Health and Safety Executive has launched 'Talking Toolkit', an online resource which gives advice to employers on how to reduce work-related stress.
radiotherapy

Experts say radiotherapy is ‘undervalued’ and ‘needs greater investment’

A new report by the Marie Curie Legacy campaign suggests at least a quarter of cancer patients in Europe who need radiotherapy don't receive it.
public sector workers

Public sector workers more stressed than the private sector

Public sector workers are more likely to suffer from stress than those in the private sector according to a survey published on National Stress Awareness Day
nurses

NHS could be left short of 51,000 nurses by the end of Brexit

A new report commissioned by a coalition of 36 health and social care organisations, reveals the NHS could be short of 51,000 nurses – enough to staff 45 hospitals – by the end of the Brexit transition period
flu jab

Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Diabetes UK urges everyone with diabetes - including those who are pregnant - to take up the offer of a free a flu jab to avoid life-threatening diabetes complications winter illnesses can lead to
elective treatment

Public support using NHS cash boost to cut elective treatment waiting times

New polling has found that the majority of the public want the promised additional funding for the NHS to be used to help cut record high waiting lists for elective treatment
stressful

New research reveals the most stressful London borough to work in

According to a recent survey, 59% of workers, in London specifically, said that working in the capital is stressful and causes anxiety

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