Louise Ridley

What It's Like Living In The Country Worst-Hit By Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet The deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa isn’t only claiming thousands of...

Acknowledging the Underlying Cause of Epidemics

Rebecca Rose | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.

Tea and Empathy - A Simple and Effective Way to Alleviate the Loneliness of More Than a Million Older People

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Lyttleton

The Health Secretary has declared a national emergency and we offer a tried and tested solution with your help, as volunteers - monthly drivers and annual hosts or as sponsors of our Golden Jubilee Appeal - so we can extend our hand of friendship to many more of the neglected million older people.

Ebola - Taming a Killer Virus

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Prevention is better than cure- this maxim applies for all disasters, including public health crisis such as an Ebola outbreak...

Are Retirees Experiencing A 'Loneliness Epidemic'?

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Older people are in the grip of a "loneliness epidemic", according to research published today. More than 66 million hours are spent alone by peopl...

Experts Warn Of 'Public Health Emergency' As Diabetes Diagnosis Rate Hits 3 Million

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A record three million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in Britain, according to research. The figure - equivalent to 4.6% of the UK popula...

The End of Everything as We Know It

Martin Treanor | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

With exactly seven months to go until the end of the world, I have got to thinking as to how it might manifest itself (I would've written this blog next month, when it was a round half year to go - but I'll be on a beach then, reading a book, with an umbrella-y drink in my hand, and thinking not a jot about universal destruction).

How to Predict a Flu Epidemic: Flusurvey

Janis Curry | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Janis Curry

I made the mistake of watching Contagion at the movies a couple weeks before having my flu jab. Never before have I been so acutely aware of the sniffles and stifled coughs of strangers sitting near me in the audience. Incredible, I thought, how one tiny little virus can cause such devastation.

Sleep-Deprived Women Suffering From 'Fatigue Epidemic'

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British women are being hit by an 'epidemic of fatigue' caused by sleep deprivation, according to new research. The study by the Sleep Council foun...