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British heatwaves increase severe illness with ‘risk to life’ warnings

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the British heatwaves occurring in the next week, with temperatures to reach over 35°c in July.
emergency department, cannabis users

Cannabis users 22% more likely to need emergency care and hospitalisation

Emergency department attendance and instances requiring hospitalisations are 22% higher among cannabis users compared with those who do not.
drug overdose deaths, stigma

Research combats rise of drug overdose deaths by addressing stigma

Looking at rising cases of drug overdose deaths, researchers discuss how stigma correlates to poor health outcomes for those struggling with addiction.
habits weight-loss, healthy habits

What healthy habits can help weight-loss success?

People who have successfully lost weight share their tips and healthy habits for keeping their weight off long term – including eating healthily, exercising, and setting daily goals.
Koa Health

Koa Health: Closing gaps in mental health care

Koa Health’s highly ranked, mobile-first mental health solutions help public and private sector employers and insurance companies extend their reach.
tobacco epidemic

The tobacco ‘endgame’: Is it possible?

Dr Eduardo Bianco, Chair of the Tobacco Expert Group at the World Heart Federation discusses the ongoing battle to end the tobacco epidemic, and how e-cigarettes may be part of the problem.
Fitbit

Fitbit devices can boost the outcome of health and wellness interventions

Adding the Fitbit experience to existing health and wellness interventions can help to boost and improve enrolment and outcomes.
end to obesity

An end to obesity – no longer a pipedream?

Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, discusses whether an end to obesity is no longer a pipedream.
flu jab

Flu jab will be freely available to more than 35 million people this winter

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that over 35 million people will have access to a free flu vaccine this winter.
side effect fears, side effect

Data finds 36% of people refuse COVID vaccine due to side effect fears

According to new ONS data, 36% of UK people who are vaccine hesitant have strong side effect fears - while a further 12% fear needles, and 22% think vaccines could impact fertility.

Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing

Person centered care model for people with dementia, supporting public education, research, and professional training in dementia care
hand hygiene

Seamless Remote Hand Hygiene Training for Medical Colleges with SureWash

SureWash, a leading hand hygiene training company, now supports integration into Canvas, Blackboard Learn, Moodle and Brightspace Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) A stress-free approach to delivering hand hygiene training to medical students remotely SureWash now enables Universities and training bodies to integrate their hand hygiene training...
resilience

Resilience is like a muscle we can train

Resilience in times of crises and how to come our stronger - an interview about with Prof. Dr. Brigitte Anderl-Doliwa and Franz-Josef Wagner.
lower blood cholesterol, saturated fats

Report confirms less saturated fat will lower blood cholesterol

A report published by Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on the role of saturated fats and health concludes there's no need to change current advice to help lower blood cholesterol.
global tobacco epidemic, WHO

WHO launches new report on the global tobacco epidemic

Whilst there is being made in the fight against tobacco, increased action is necessary to help people with the global tobacco epidemic, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
global elimination, hepatitis C

NHS promises to lead global elimination of hepatitis C

The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a ground-breaking deal that could help England become the first country in the world to eliminate the deadly virus and lead a global elimination.
hygiene

Health experts warn of the dangers caused by lack of hygiene while camping

Thousands of people across the UK risk damage to their health and sight this summer by lack of hygiene while on camping holidays this summer, warn health experts at Optical Express
education plans

Education Secretary publishes new compulsory health and relationship education plans

All schools will teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe on and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships under bold new plans published today by Education Secretary Damian Hinds
stroke foundation

The impact of stroke

Australian Stroke Foundation details the impact that a stroke can have on people of all ages plus how it can be prevented and treated
health

Supporting better health for all

The Wellcome Trust backs ideas from all over the world to improve health for everyone, as Open Access Government learns The Wellcome Trust traces its roots back to the entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Henry Wellcome, a man born on the American frontier who, with his partner Silas Burroughs, built a...

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