Archive for the ‘General Healthcare’ Category

Considering Medical Treatment in the Ukraine

Many publications state the services provided by the NHS has become worse over the last few years. And it may not change for some time. British hospitals are so overloaded that some patients sometimes wait weeks for their appointment and even months. There are some articles describing beds being located in the hospital corridors. A high-quality health care for those […]

Ways To Keep Fit In Later Life

Without actively maintaining fitness and strength, day to day tasks can become increasingly difficult to carry out. A sedentary lifestyle in later life can produce major health implications, affecting everything from our bones, mobility and even eyesight. It’s recommended that people over 65 should aim to spend 150 minutes on exercise each week, there are ways to […]

Smart Cells supports Rare Disease Day 2018 with social campaign

There are more than 6000 known rare diseases and over 30 million people living daily with them. 28th February marks Rare Disease Day 2018, a date that highlights awareness around these conditions and the need for more research into them. Private cord blood company, Smart Cells, has chosen to support Rare Disease Day this year […]

The complications of smoking long term on your health

10 million people smoke in the UK however although it is commonly acknowledged that smoking is bad for your health many people do not know the extent of damage with the UK society of Psychiatrists describing it as the “the biggest and most avoidable cause of death in the UK.” As 100,000 people die from […]

Australian flu from a UK perspective

Flu season this year has been especially bad with Strain H3N2 of Influenza A dubbed the ‘Aussie flu’ has been said to be taking over the UK. Last year it caused havoc in Australia with an estimated 29,000 admissions of confirmed influenza since April 2017. Figures from Public Health England show that so far this […]

LGA RESPONDS TO HEALTHWATCH CARE HOME STUDY

Responding to a new study by Healthwatch on people’s experiences of care homes, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “Councils want to see everyone receive high quality care and for care homes to be of a high standard that meet people’s needs, going beyond simply getting washed and […]

LGA RESPONDS TO NEW PHE REPORT ‘HEALTH PROFILE FOR ENGLAND’

Responding to the new Public Health England report ‘Health Profile for England’, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This ground-breaking PHE analysis shows how deprivation can lead to long-term ill health and premature death for the most deprived. “We know that those living in the most deprived communities […]

North West volunteers have their fingers on the pulse of health technology

A team of volunteers has been recruited to help spot friends and relatives at risk of a stroke. The AF Ambassadors have been signed up by the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, to identify people who may have atrial fibrillation (AF) – an irregular heart rate which can […]

Outcomes following metal-on-metal hip revision have improved but could get even better, new study finds

A new study has found that outcomes following metal-on-metal hip revision surgery performed for abnormal reactions to metal have improved since the initial reports were published over five years ago, and are now similar to the outcomes in patients with other types of hip replacement undergoing revision surgery. The observed differences are in part due […]

NORTHERN IRELAND ENTREPRENEUR DEEPAK CONNECTS FOR SUCCESS

Northern Ireland start-up, Connected Care Solutions, founded by local entrepreneur Deepak Samson, is set to make a big impact on the ageing population with Ethel, the elderly care smart hub, which is now being used by the Shetland Islands Council, under the EU-funded RemoAge project. Ethel is an innovative touchscreen tablet that allows families and carers […]