Good News On HIV Prevention

Efforts to prevent the number of people contracting HIV are paying off, as the UK achieves global targets set by the UN earlier this year. With HIV diagnoses falling, it’s great to see the efforts to tackle HIV numbers are working. While any decrease in diagnoses is positive, more can still be done to keep

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NHS To Curb Prescriptions

In a bid to cut costs on the number of unnecessary prescriptions issued each year, the NHS will be phasing out the issue of ‘low priority’ prescriptions for items such as silk undergarments and some other kinds of medication and items. Curbing prescriptions could save the NHS up to £68 million a year, freeing up

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With Self-Care

The cost of treating diabetes in the UK is growing, costing the NHS in England up to £1 billion a year. Nearly 1 in 20 prescriptions are for type 2 diabetes treatment. There are almost 3.7 million people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK, a figure which is increasing. An

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Boosting Our Own Life Expectancy

How healthy is your lifestyle? It could have an impact on your life expectancy. New advice from NHS England says that people should cut back on the amount of salt, sugar, alcohol and fat in their diets in order to boost life expectancy by five years. As the government now spends ten times more money

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Choose Self-Care For Life This Self Care Week

If there was ever a better reminder to take care of your health and that of those around you, it’s this week. 12-18 November is Self-Care Week, which is a fantastic opportunity to remind yourself of some self-care basics to help you take better care of your health. From visiting your pharmacist first to making

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