Healthcare

NICE warns of indoor pollution dangers

Recommendations of ways to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution has been published in new guidance by NICE.

LGB women missing vital tests due to "fake news"

Lesbian, gay and bisexual women are being urged to attended cervical cancer screening tests as numbers remain low.

RPS welcomes NHS patient safety strategy

The RPS has welcomed the publication of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, and says that pharmacists will take centre stage.

Carer stress rising

Increasing stress levels as 60.6 per cent of carers have reported feeling stressed in 2018-19.

Discuss activities with dementia sufferers, NICE urges

People with dementia should be offered activates to promote wellbeing, according to new NICE guidance.

Integrate pharmacists into diabetes care, says RPS

Pharmacists in all settings should be integrated into services aimed at preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Public would talk to community pharmacist before GP about cancer

Many people would talk to a community pharmacist more often than a GP about the early warning signs of cancer.

Boys to be offered HPV vaccine for first time

Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the free HPV vaccine from September for the first time.

Holidaymakers urged to put MMR check top of travel plans

Travellers warned of MMR risk when travelling to Europe.

Baby food industry needs to tidy up its act, says PHE

Public Health England highlights inconsistencies between national infant feeding advice and some babyfoods.

Prescribing curbs for seven more products

NHS England approves prescribing curbs on seven more items.

NHS to roll out gambling addiction services

Gambling addiction services being rolled out across England.

Obesity trumps smoking as cause of some cancers

Obesity has trumped cancer as the leading cause of four cancers.

Smoking on the decline

The number of adult smokers has fallen by around 1.8 million in England over seven years.

Women with COPD fare worse than men

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at greater risk of frequent and severe acute exacerbations than men

Fitness lowering COPD

Good fitness levels in middle-aged people associated with lowering risks of chronic lung disease (COPD).

Delivering the vision

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the Interim People Plan, describing how people working in the NHS will be supported.

Legs, mums and tums

A new study published in the journal JAMA reaffirms that it is not healthy to gain excessive weight during pregnancy.

Online support for type 2

Advice to help people with type 2 diabetes manage their condition is to be made available via a NHS online portal.  

Flour power

A 12-week public consultation on plans to add folic acid to flour in the UK has started. 

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