Posts for health

Most people don’t wash their hands properly – here’s how it should be done

Pexels Ellen W. Evans, Cardiff Metropolitan University It’s something most people do everyday, often without really thinking about it, but how you wash your hands can make a real difference […]

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Hot drinks biggest cause of burns in young children

From Cardiff University:   Parents are being urged to take care with hot drinks as part of a UK-wide campaign to tackle the most common cause of child burns. The […]

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Scurvy: is it really making a comeback in the UK?

Nixx Photography/Shutterstock Ali Hill, Solent University Scurvy is on the rise in the UK and picky eating might be the cause, a recent report in Metro suggests. But is this […]

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How remote working can increase stress and reduce well-being

Shutterstock Stephanie Russell, Anglia Ruskin University Remote working is becoming more popular than ever. A study released by the Swiss office provider IWG found that 70% of professionals work remotely […]

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25 million to be offered free flu jabs

A trio of England’s top medics have urged those at risk of suffering from or spreading flu to ensure they get their free NHS vaccination this winter.  Oh, if only […]

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Deputyship refunds may be due

For anyone who acts as a deputy to deal with the financial affairs of someone who is not capable of doing their own or of giving consent (if you find […]

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How to talk to your teenagers about drugs

Vlachaslau Govorkov/Shutterstock.com Emma Maynard, University of Portsmouth The UK has seen a sharp increase in teenage drug use in the last few years: the NHS reports that 37% of 15-year-olds […]

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Tinnitus: why it’s still such a mystery to science

Tinnitus is characterised by hearing unwanted sounds, like ringing or buzzing. Alex_Kock/ Shutterstock Eldre Beukes, Anglia Ruskin University Despite the many groundbreaking medical advances of the last century, there are […]

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Why we age – new theories gaining ground

Valentina Razumova/Shutterstock Charalampos (Babis) Rallis, University of East London Why do we age? It’s a question that has had scientists scratching their heads for decades, but finally, we are starting […]

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Shopping addiction is a real disorder

Jeramey Lende/Shutterstock Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Anglia Ruskin University UK-based healthcare group the Priory is well-known for treating gambling, sex, drug, alcohol and computing addictions – especially of the rich and famous. […]

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