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Public Urged Not To Take Unnecessary Antibiotics In New TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Members of the public are being urged not to take antibiotics when they are not needed in a TV ad highlighting the threat of antibiotic resistance. T...

These Two Friends Took On Breast Cancer Together After Being Diagnosed 14 Months Apart

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Alex’s fridge is emblazoned with the words “f*ck you cancer”. The sign is a daily reminder of how far she and her friend Jo have come in the pas...

6 Things You Need To Know About HIV Drug PrEP

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A drug which could “mark the beginning of the end for HIV transmission in England” has been hailed a “no-brainer” by researchers evaluating th...

Public Share 'Alarming' Experiences Of Poor Eye Tests Following Damning Report On High Street Opticians

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Members of the public have been sharing their “alarming” experiences of eye tests after a report uncovered two in five high street opticians deliv...

High Street Opticians Giving 'Shocking' Eye Tests And Incorrect Prescriptions, Report Reveals

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

High street opticians are giving the public insufficient eye tests, with poor services leaving some with incorrect and potentially dangerous prescript...

Increasing Price Of Sugary Drinks Cuts Sales, Jamie Oliver Experiment Shows

PA for HuffPost UK | By PA Reporters | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Restaurant goers are less likely to buy sugary soft drinks if they cost around 10p more, a new study suggests.The introduction of a 10p levy on sugar ...

Advert Shows First Female Nipple On Daytime TV For A Very Important Reason

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A female nipple will be shown during daytime TV for the first time next week in an advert created to raise breast cancer awareness. The ad, created wi...

One Direction Fan Diagnosed With Collapsed Lung After Overzealous Screaming At Concert

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A devoted One Direction fan found herself in hospital with a collapsed lung after screaming at one of the band’s concerts. The unnamed 16-year-old, ...

Everything You Need To Know About This Year's Flu Jab

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Flu season is just around the corner, meaning now is the time to start thinking about flu jabs. This year, Australia experienced one of its worst flu ...

The One Thing You Should Do To End Your Back Pain

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Binge-watching programmes in bed could be to blame for your bad back, an expert has warned. According to Damian McClelland, Bupa UK’s musculoskeleta...

New Advice On Eating Raw And Runny Eggs For Pregnant Women And Elderly

PA for HuffPost UK | By PA Reporters | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Pregnant women, infants and the elderly can now safely eat runny eggs carrying the British Lion mark following new advice from the food safety watchdo...

What You Need To Know About Mental Health Sick Days

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While the country may be in the midst of a mental health awakening, that doesn’t mean talking about what’s going on inside our heads is any easier...

Women Are Receiving Inconsistent Advice And Support After Miscarriage

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have experienced miscarriage are not being given consistent advice by medical professionals, a new report warns. The research looked into th...

How To Practise Mental Health First Aid At Work

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of 57% of UK employees have experienced mental health issues at work, but less than half feel confident enough talking about it to thei...

This Is What Happens When You Seek Professional Help For Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Seeking medical help if you’re concerned about your mental health is a positive step forward towards feeling happier and healthier, but going for th...

Animal Therapy Used To Help Patients With Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder

PA | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are being treated with dogs, rabbits and rats at a Manchester hospital. The seven-week course of anim...

Retainers Should Be 'Worn For Life' After Braces To Prevent Need For Future Corrective Treatment

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most people who have had braces will need corrective treatment years later, orthodontists have said. To tackle the problem, experts from the British O...

Number Of NHS Vasectomies Falls By 63% In 10 Years

PA for HuffPost UK | By PA Reporters | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The number of vasectomies performed in NHS hospitals and sexual health clinics has dropped by 63% in a decade, figures show.New data from NHS Digital ...

What Is Motor Neurone Disease? Diagnosis, Symptoms And Prognosis

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rare disease affecting two in every 100,000 people in the UK each year. At any one time there are around 5,000 people...

Shigella Outbreak Reports 'Completely Inaccurate', Warns Public Health Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Public Health England (PHE) has called out “inaccurate” news reports claiming England and Wales is in the midst of a shigella outbreak. A spokespe...

Campaigners Overjoyed At 'Life-Saving' Organ Donation Law Change

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mother who lost her daughter to organ failure broke down in tears on Wednesday after Theresa May revealed an overhaul of donation laws in England. T...

Understanding The Concerns Around 'Essure'

Robert Rose | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Rose

There are a variety of reasons as to why women may opt for permanent sterilisation. A device called Essure, produced Bayer in Germany, paved the way for achieving permanent birth control and avoids the patient undergoing an invasive surgical hysterectomy.

Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Symptoms And Treatment Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Over the past year there have been more than 269,000 hospital admissions related to anaemia, according to data from NHS Digital. To put that into pers...

More Than One Million UK Employees Could Face Disciplinary Or Dismissal After Sharing Mental Health Issues

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most UK employees say they have experienced mental health issues because of work, yet over a million people face negative consequences after disclosin...

Health Warning Issued Over Pesto That's '30% Saltier Than Seawater'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Pesto-lovers might want to rethink their love affair with the popular pasta sauce - or at least be more mindful of what they’re buying. A new survey...