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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What Do Declining Fertility Rates Mean?

The number of children being born is going down, according to the latest figures. Fertility rates all over the world are showing a ‘remarkable decline’, leaving some countries facing the possibility of having an insufficient number of children to sustain their populations. It’s come as a surprise to researchers, who are worried that there could

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Why A Healthy Weight Is Important For Life

Maintaining a healthy weight has long been advised for living a healthy life. However, new research has shown that being either underweight or overweight could knock four years off your life expectancy. Maintaining a healthy BMI could be the best way to lower your risk of various health conditions, especially as you go past the

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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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