UK Healthcare

With At Least Half Of Sight Loss Cases Being Avoidable, Why Aren't We All Having An Eye Test Every Two Years?

Dr Nigel Best | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Dr Nigel Best

One of my privileges as an optician is to see my patients' faces light up when a new prescription means they no longer need to squint at their mobiles...

Fierce And Fearless Females (And Fellas) Fight Fibromyalgia

Claire Meadows | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

Lady Gaga has never been backwards in coming forwards when it comes to treating her personal life with absolute candour. Over the years she has been in the public eye, she has been forthright about her struggles with eating disorders, mounted a crusade against bullying and given every fragment of her being in support of the LGBTQ community.

Jeremy Hunt's Department Looking At 'Irresponsible' Plan To Cut Supervision Of Pharmacists

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt is set to consider “dubious” and “irresponsible” proposals to cut out licensed pharmacists and instead allow technicians to hand o...

'Patients Want Human Doctors, Not Robots', Medics Tell Jeremy Hunt

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

Doctors have aired their disagreement with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after he suggested robots could replace NHS medics by diagnosing diseases with...

What This Beauty Brand Are Doing For The Planet Is Pretty Special

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Animal testing, parabens, synthetic ingredients: the beauty industry, as a whole, has a bad sustainability rep....

5 Nurses Suspended After Admiring A Patient’s Genitals, Including After He Had Died

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK

Five nurses were suspended for three weeks after they admired a man’s genitals, both while he was incapacitated at the hospital and after he died. ...

Nurses Are Really P*ssed Off with Theresa May's 'This, That And The Other' Comment

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics

Nurses are furious with Theresa May’s claim that giving them a pay rise would be spending money on “this, that and the other”. The Prime Ministe...

What Is B12 And Are You Getting Enough?

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

B12 deficiencies are common in older people, with 1 in 10 over 75s suffering from a B12 deficiency and 1 in 20 for aged 65 to 75. Improving your diet can help to treat the condition and prevent it from occurring again. Adding foods like meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and specially fortified foods can help to raise B12 levels.

Over 700,000 Pacemakers Discovered To Have A Cyber-Flaw

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech

Over half a million people worldwide could potentially be open to ‘pacemaker hacking’ after a manufacturer has revealed, in an open letter, that t...

Advice On Beating The Post-Holiday Blues

Dr. Amy Bibby | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Amy Bibby

It's that time of year when summer holiday season is in full effect and workers across the country are enjoying weeks of relaxation. But when the holiday has come to an end and it's time to go back to reality, that post-holiday feeling of dread is one like no other.

Leadsom Lobbies Jeremy Hunt Over Local Hospital Downgrade

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics

Tory MPs have been dubbed “wildly hypocritical” over NHS cuts after it emerged that Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom is lobbying Jeremy Hunt over t...

Jeremy Hunt Is Trying To Outsmart Prof Stephen Hawking And It's Not Going Well

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK

LATEST: Jeremy Hunt is still trying to outsmart Prof Stephen Hawking (and it’s still going badly) Jeremy Hunt has rejected Professor Stephen Hawking...

A Guide To... Diarrhoea

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

Preventing diarrhoea is normally a case of reducing your risk of catching an infection. This includes making sure you maintain high standards of personal and food hygiene. You should make sure you wash your hands with soap and hot water after going to the toilet and both before and after eating/ preparing food.

Northerners 'More Likely To Die Early' Than People In South

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People living in northern England are 20% more likely to die early (under the age of 75) compared to those from the south, according to a new study. T...

Midwife Shortage Laid Bare As Nearly Half Of All Maternity Wards Shut To New Mums Last Year

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Politics

Almost half of England’s maternity wards were shut to new mums at some point in 2016 because of bed or staff shortages, alarming research revealed t...

Gold Nanoparticles Could Be A New Way To Treat Cancer

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from Edinburgh University have found that gold could be used to tackle certain cancers. The team found that gold nanoparticles greatly incr...

NHS Could 'Go Under' Without Staff Assurances Over Brexit, Nurses' Union Warns

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

The NHS could “go under” unless European Union staff are given reassurances about their future after Brexit, the head of the Royal College of Nurs...

Suicidal Teen Whose Case Prompted To Judge To Warn Of 'Blood Of Our Hands' Now Has Care

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

A suicidal teen, whose lack of care prompted a High Court judge to condemn the shortage of treatment for mentally unwell children, now has a “safe a...

Judge Gives Charlie Gard's Parents And Hospital Deadline To Agree Where He'll Die

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

The judge in the Charlie Gard case has ordered the little boy be taken to a hospice to die, unless his parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital reach ...

6 Weird Places That Women Have Given Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents

For most pregnant women the location options for delivering your baby are fairly standard - hospital, midwifery unit, at home. And in fact, only 2.3% ...

Health Risks To The IT Crowd

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

According to recent research, Brits now spend an average of five hours a day on their mobile phones, not to mention all the hours sat in front of computer screens at work. So, what's the impact of this on our health?

Five Reasons Donald Trump Is A Health Hazard

Martin Drewry | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics
Martin Drewry

When Donald Trump tries to sneak in to the UK, be careful! This is a president that should come with a health warning. Here's five ways Trump is bad for public health around the world.

Drug Death Surge May Be Worse Because Of Government Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK

The Government has “urgent questions” to answer over whether the cuts to spending on drug treatment forced on councils by austerity has contribute...

English Language Test For Nurses May Be 'Too Rigorous', Says David Davis

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis has risked a cabinet row after he suggested the English language tests for foreign-born nurses was “too rigorous”. The sharp drop in t...

Personal Health Technology - Will Digital Technology Really Do Away With Doctors?

Kathy Mason | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

Whilst technology is certainly becoming pervasive in our health services, it seems a long way yet from replacing our doctors or other health professionals. We are starting to change attitudes to digital health technology, alongside increasingly available and accessible products and services