Pharmacies Under Threat
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
High street pharmacies under closure threat You may already have heard that the government are proposing budget cuts to the funding pharmacies in England receive. The Department of Health say they want to have less clusters of pharmacies too near each other and have pharmacies nearer to GP......
Obesity now second biggest killer and kills more men
Saturday, 16 July 2016
Men are more likely than women to die prematurely from being overweight or obese. A survey conducted across 32 countries and taking in nearly 4 million people highlighted the trend that being overweight (or underweight) increases the chances of dying early. Obesity is now the second highest ca......
Can Hot Drinks Cause Cancer?
Thursday, 16 June 2016
It has just been reported that very hot drinks may cause cancer, but coffee does not, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The review was conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialised cancer agency of the WHO. it was concluded that only hot dr......
Take aspirin immediately after a mini stroke may be recommended
Sunday, 22 May 2016
It has just been reported that people should take aspirin immediately after a minor stroke or TIA (transient ischaemic attack). A TIA happens when a temporary blood clot means blood to the brain is blocked. It causes problems including double-vision, dizziness, numbness or weakness of the......