Women drinking more as they get older

A new survey from Prima magazine and the British Liver Trust found that one in three women over the age of 35 consumes more alcoholic drinks then they did during their teens.  Out of those surveyed an additional one in five respondent over the age of 35 admitted to regularly partaking in binge drinking. The […]

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NHS patients denied cancer drugs

Conservatives claim that too many NHS patients in England are being denied the use of new cancer drugs. Andrew Lansley, the Shadow health secretary, stated that doctors should be given a larger role in making the decision over which drugs a patient should be prescribed. As a result, the Conservative party is calling for manufacturers […]

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Half an hour breast cancer treatment

British doctors claim that a new breast cancer treatment is able to reduce the normal six week course of tumour killing therapy down to just one half an hour according to successful early patient trials. The therapy is designed for use in patients that have early breast cancer after surgery has been performed on the […]

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Brits popping twice as many pills

Official figures show that Britons turn to pills for almost every ill with the average citizen picking up over 16 prescriptions every year which is double the amount reported twenty years ago, according to data from the Department of Health. What is worse, with the range of OTC painkillers continuing to expand, the actual amount […]

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The back of the hospital gown is in sight

Finally someone has started an initiative that will save you from baring your backside during your next hospital stay due to a new project by the Department of Health and the Design Council.  The project aims to make a hospital stay much more comfortable by redesigning bathrooms, bed bays, hospital gowns, and chairs. Seven teams […]

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Doctors want ban on smoking in cars

Twenty of Britain’s leading doctors called for a ban that would prohibit smoking in cars as part of a new set of laws that are designed to protect young children from the negative effects of exposure to smoke. In a letter written by the doctors they ask for additional anti-smoking legislation to help battle the […]

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You don’t have to ditch the coffee to detox!

If you’re detoxing and thinking of dieting in time for summer, you’re probably moping around with unbearable cravings after cutting out everything remotely tasty from your diet. Just because you’re on a health kick, that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your daily caffeine fix. Beat your detox blues with a cup of coffee. It’s […]

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Urban Food Health myths

Everyone wants to be healthy, even if they do not always make healthy choices on a daily basis.  However, some of the small healthy choices that you make without a second thought may actually be bad for you.  The following are just a few of the commonly followed health myths. First of all, low fat […]

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Processed veg may be better than fresh

New data that has just been released from the UK Institute of Food Research found that 45% of the nutrients from fresh veggies in the produce department have already disappeared and shrivelled away by the time that they are consumed. Produce that is immediately processed after it is picked keeps more of its nutrients according […]

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