Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures
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
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
Sexually transmitted diseases are becoming an increasing concern among young people in England. Many young people are unaware of the risks, or ignore symptoms due to embarrassment. Your sexual health is important, and making sure you understand the symptoms and where to get tested could save you from unnecessary worries and anxieties in the future.
September is blood cancer awareness month. The chances are you are not sure what blood cancer is, or how to spot it. But in the UK alone, around 104 people are diagnosed with some form of blood cancer every day. You may know blood cancer by another name – leukaemia. Perhaps you are more aware of this disease,