Prevention

Tackling Today's Health Problems Must Not Be at the Expense of Tomorrow's

Simon Gillespie | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

We cannot afford to ignore the long-term, slow motion public health crisis we know is coming: preventable illness. More of us are living longer. But as the population gets older increasing numbers of people are living with long-term health conditions, like arthritis, chronic lung disease or cardiovascular disease.

How to Survive a Panic Attack

Maria Senise | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Panic attacks come in all forms, all of which suck tremendously. They can be brought on by specific triggers or seemingly come out of nowhere with no rhyme or reason. They can vary from feeling like you're dying to getting the shakes to anything in between. How are you to deal with these potentially debilitating moments?

It IS #TimeToAct But What Do We Do?

Emma Fulu | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Emma Fulu

We owe it to ourselves, and to women and girls worldwide, not to turn away. And thankfully I hear the voice of the world saying enough. People of all nationalities are bringing to light what has historically been one of the most silent and hidden human rights abuses of our time. For this I am grateful and proud.

Our Anti-Ageing Society is Killing Us

David Robinson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
David Robinson

It's not hard to see how these ideas are spread and reinforced: travel no further than your local newsagent to see a long line of birthday cards jokingly but unrelentingly portray ageing as negative. Nearby a row of papers and magazines fixate on youth youthful beauty, pursuits and interests.

Suppression in the Name of Alleviating 'Oppression'

Farida Ahmed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

The right to autonomy, self-determination, freedom, liberty, call it what one may, is a core component of a democracy - democracy resembling a house of cards; take a fundamental piece out and the whole structure will eventually collapse in on itself...

Learn to Trust Me, I'm a Pharmacist.

Chris Perrington | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK
Chris Perrington

Knowing for some time that pharmacy advice can play a central role in improving the health literacy of the nation, at Sainsbury's Pharmacy we commissioned a yearlong experiment to prove it.

10 Keys To Preventing Childhood Obesity

Food Revolution | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Food Revolution

It is never too early to begin teaching healthy lifestyle habits to our youngsters. Just like bathing and tooth brushing, these positive habits are foundational life skills.

Could Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Molecular changes that switch genes on or off can set the stage for breast cancer many years before the disease is diagnosed, research suggests. Th...

Can Your Eyes Predict A Heart Attack?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new eye scan could shed light on future cases of heart disease. More than 1,000 at-risk patients will join a study by the University of Edinburgh...

Integration and Prevent 2.0: Are They a Break From the Past or More of the Same?

Nick Micinski | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Micinski

Back in June 2011, the government presented their policy on counter terrorism - sold to us as the new Prevent strategy (what I call Prevent 2.0)- which supposedly signified a radical shift from Labour's approach to stopping extremism.

We're Making Heart Attack Progress, But We Can't Stop Now

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

New heart statistics published this week are a welcome reminder of how far we've come in the past decade. Between 2002 and 2010, the proportion of people in the UK who die from a heart attack each year has more than halved.

Could A Vaccine Jab Prevent Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists believe that a potent Alzheimer's vaccine jab could be the secret to preventing the disease developing from its early stages. Researche...

New Breast Cancer Test That Could Cut Chemotherapy Rates

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

British scientists have developed a test that could potentially spare thousands of breast cancer sufferers the ordeal of chemotherapy. In the UK al...