By : Nicola | Published : Monday November 18, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Mouth Cancer Action Month is a campaign run by the British Dental Health Foundation and sponsored by Denplan, which aims to raise awareness of the condition. The campaign runs throughout November and focuses on educating people about the risks of mouth cancer, its causes and symptoms and what preventative measures can be taken.
By : Nicola | Published : Friday November 15, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
On 14th November, The Guardian held a live chat discussing the role technology can play in providing healthcare services. Here are our highlights.
By : Nicola | Published : Tuesday October 1, 2013 | Posted in : HealthExpress News
It’s time for the next edition of our guide to the health events you can look forward to this month. There are several great campaigns going on in October, all of which aim to raise awareness of various conditions. Find out more below about how you can help support the hardworking organisations behind each cause.
By : Nicola | Published : Wednesday September 25, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
A survey of over 2,000 UK adults has highlighted that only two per cent would access the troubled NHS 111 service in the first instance of a medical complaint, whereas a fifth (20 per cent) would put more faith in the advice of their friends and family.
By : Nicola | Published : Monday September 16, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Blood Pressure UK is the country's leading blood pressure charity. Their mission is to raise awareness across the UK about the dangers of high blood pressure and the importance of lowering it. They also provide information for people with high blood pressure, who are at risk of developing long-term health issues, in order to help them get their blood pressure under control.
'Know Your Numbers!', a blood pressure awareness event, runs from 16th-22nd...
By : Geoffrey | Published : Friday August 23, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
This month HealthExpress partnered up with YouGov to rekindle an age old debate about GP waiting times throughout the British Isles. The survey mainly looked to track the experiences and attitudes of UK adults towards their own health and the professional medical services. Here’s a breakdown of the survey results:
In general, a third of all UK adults who have visited their GP in the last year had to wait on average 1-3 days for the next available...
By : Geoffrey | Published : Tuesday August 6, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Integrating social media into the health sector has always been a controversial subject and one that has polarized opinion amongst health professionals worldwide. To provide an insight, we set up a one-off interview with medical futurist, Dr Bertalan Mesko, who speaks globally about issues relating to social media in medicine. Here’s what he had to say:
By : Caroline | Published : Wednesday April 24, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
It is an established fact that eating oily fish is good for you. It provides the body with much needed omega-3 fatty acids, something of which the body cannot produce itself, but which has been linked to better neurological health. Nutritionists recommend we eat at least two portions of oily fish a week (around 140g is classed as one portion); yet recent surveys suggest that nine out of ten children and two-thirds of adults in Britain never eat it.
By : Hilary Boddie | Published : Tuesday April 2, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
With the clocks going forward on March 31st, losing an hour’s sleep can make all the difference to how you feel the next day. Many of us soon learn to adapt to this subtle but noticeable shift in our body clock, but for an increasing number of people, the switch to British Summer Time simply adds to their sleep problems.
By : Emily | Published : Thursday February 21, 2013 | Posted in : General Health
Acne is extremely common, and the condition is generally considered to be hormonal. These hormonal changes can be the result of many different factors, including illness or age, which is why it’s most common in people during their teenage years. There are also those that believe that diet has a role to play, but anyone who has had to deal with acne will almost always tell you that they’ve been told by their doctor or read that diet doesn’t have an...