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A potential shift toward the integration of health and social care

A potential shift toward the integration of health and social care

In January, a nationwide report revealed that bed-blocking – the prolonged stay in a hospital due to an inability to arrange for effective care elsewhere – rose by more than 40% in a one-year timeframe, pointing to a near-crisis situation within the NHS.

Absent duty of care standard in recent negligence case for knee replacement

Absent duty of care standard in recent negligence case for knee replacement

Prior to a botched knee replacement in 2012, Lydia, 80, had a level of energy most adults long for.

Brits flock to birdwatch: Young men are the most likely to have been birdwatching

Brits flock to birdwatch: Young men are the most likely to have been birdwatching

While news this week broke that birdwatching can improve mental health, it seems that it’s young Brits who are the most likely to flock towards the hobby.

The dangers of referral management centres in the UK

The dangers of referral management centres in the UK

A significant number of healthcare systems throughout the world face certain struggles brought on by bureaucracy, but none quite as evident as the UK’s NHS.

Alzheimer's drug to make dental fillings history

Alzheimer's drug to make dental fillings history

MRC-funded scientists at King’s College London have discovered that a drug previously trialled in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease could transform the way we treat tooth cavities, making man-made fillings a thing of the past.

How to destress after a manic Christmas

How to destress after a manic Christmas

This time of year can get unbearably hectic. Everything from Christmas shopping to seeing family seems like a massive uphill struggle.

Getting fat, losing hair and looking trim are the biggest health worries for men

Getting fat, losing hair and looking trim are the biggest health worries for men

Men spend one year and five months of their lives worrying about how they look, according to new research.

How to support those with alcohol problems

How to support those with alcohol problems

Reaching out to somebody struggling with an alcohol problem can be challenging. It’s an all-too-common occurrence that friends and family turn a blind eye when their loved ones are battling with an addiction, but such problems don’t just go away over time.

Dealing with heavy goods on a day-to-day basis

Dealing with heavy goods on a day-to-day basis can be tricky if you don’t know how to manoeuvre or handle them properly.

The average brit is stressed for 5-and-a-half years of their life

The average brit is stressed for 5-and-a-half years of their life

The average adult feels stressed for five-and-a-half years of their life, a study has found.

An app a day keeps the doctor away

An app a day keeps the doctor away

Health professionals have long been a trusted source of advice, but now it seems that young Brits are looking online for reliable information about healthy living.

NHS launches training course on how to better speak with and listen to patients

NHS launches training course on how to better speak with and listen to patients

Visiting the doctor’s office for preventative or urgent medical needs is rarely a pleasant experience. For most patients, a constant struggle exists between the need to be treated and the desire to be truly heard.

Brits prepare for the unhealthiest season of the year

Ahead of the clocks going back at the end of the month, new research reveals the extent to which many plan to hibernate through the autumn and early winter months, making it the unhealthiest time of year.

Babies born with a low birth weight may be less active in later life

Babies born with a low birth weight may be less active in later life

Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life.

Health club celebrates 10th anniversary

Health club celebrates 10th anniversary

A health club in North Somerset has celebrated its 10th Anniversary with staff, club members and customers.