It's not in any of our interests to write off an entire generation. We cannot afford to be complacent about the challenges many young people are facing. That's why we're calling for urgent action so that all young people can prosper and thrive, rather than have to struggle to survive.
There should be no doubt as to the benefits of taking a statin to reduce cholesterol and we now have incontrovertible evidence from over 30 years. Statins are without doubt an effective and safe drug with a crucial role in helping prevent cardiovascular disease.
Sight: it's arguably one of the most important of our five senses. It facilitates more than 80% of our learning, cognition and perception, as well as our social interaction and day-to-day activities. And now, according to new research, it's the one sense we're most afraid of losing through old age.
Children can't take out loans - but they can suffer the consequences of aggressive creditors all the same. The Children's Society is deeply concerned that bailiffs, utility companies and local councils who chase struggling parents over unpaid debts may be inflicting real damage to children's mental health.
In Britain we have reached the stage in our relationship with booze best summed up as can't live with it and unable to live without it. As Theresa Ma...
When talking about the health service, it is often more prudent to use the language of theology rather than policy. Phrases such as "hands off our NHS" and "the NHS saved my life" are common place and demonstrate the reverence the British people have for it, and the personal ownership many of us feel we have over it. Nigel Lawson's adage that it is the closest thing we have to a national religion still rings true.
If the obstacles can be overcome - and if it is implemented as planned - NHS.uk would transform how patients access services. But what about patient experience? Factors such as culture, compassion and cleanliness - how will we know the "technological revolution" is working for patients?
Despite our many success stories we can't ignore that today there are an estimated 4.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK, including more than a million people with Type 2 diabetes who have not yet been diagnosed. The sheer scale of the crisis potentially threatens to swamp the NHS. We can only imagine what HG Wells would have made of this scenario.
It's time to deal with the cause, NOT the effect, and that way I feel sure in my uneducated way, that most cancers can be eradicated, rather than having to find a cure for something we have created!
And now you're back. Whether you enjoy your work or not, the mere sound of the alarm clock reminding you that you are no longer free to do whatever you want when you want, is enough to send your blood pressure up to pre-holiday levels as the adrenalin kicks back in again.
"People" (by that, I guess I mean society) seem to think people with chronic pain have no life. They encourage us to "get out, get some fresh air, it'll do you good" and as soon as we do it's all "see, that's all you needed to get better!" Never mind if we still hurt. Never mind if we tell them we still hurt. We got outside. Therefore, we MUST be a faker and "that chronic pain thing" was JUST A PHASE.
In the space that was opening up after my stroke I began to feel somewhat lost. One of the first things I did was put together a 'To Do list!' Trying to live an efficient life is both a blessing and a curse. Having pressure to always produce, create and further ourselves is ultimately grinding
Then after undergoing numerous tests in 2014, I was told by my consultant I have the lung condition idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and that the current life expectancy is three to five years. My world fell apart knowing there's no cure.
The Vaginalogue is a women's health project, created and curated by and for all women. A blog for any woman who's ever been mystified by her beautiful flesh palace because, a lot of weird stuff goes down when you're growing up, giving birth, undergoing surgery or merely existing. Stuff that can be scary when you think you're on your own.
A ground-breaking £5 million UK trial to see how the Internet of Things could transform the lives of people with dementia was recently launched by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Over the next 4 years, the number of areas around England with higher rates of treatment of older people with alcohol dependence literally spread across England like a rash. The following year, it spread to East Riding in Yorkshire and to Dorset.