How Important Is the Measles Jab in 2019?

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that, in a small number of cases, can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, meningitis or brain inflammation. Although anyone can get measles, it is most common in young children. There is an effective vaccine available which has helped to reduce incidences of measles. It is so

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Arthritis: Can It Be Treated At Home?

The 14th-21st May marks Arthritis Care Awareness Week, a national event that highlights the challenges of this condition and supports people who are suffering. Arthritis affects over ten million people in the UK. It causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in joints, and, although it is more prominent in those aged 40 and over, it affects people

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​How the Government Plans to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

​The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. It is hoped that changes to funding as well as continued efforts to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed to patients will help to reduce the problem. But how will the plans be put in place and what role

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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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The Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is often underestimated as a health food, which could be due to it’s sweetness. There is often a misconception that sweet means sugar, which means its bad for us. But honey can be an exception to the rule. In fact, there are many health benefits of honey. Many of us are beginning to realise

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