30/09/2009Ageing population 'a threat to national health'
The average life expectancy in the UK is increasing at more than five hours daily, according to a new report published by the Academy of Medical Sciences. In response to the growing longevity of the British...30/09/2009More needs to be done for autism care, charity claims
An autism charity has called for more to be done to provide care services to adults living with the condition in the UK. Keith Lovett, director of Autism Independent UK, suggested that the NHS and primary...29/09/2009Plans proposed to reduce alcohol-related health costs
A study commissioned by the Scottish government suggests that minimum pricing on alcohol combined with a ban on off-licence discounts could help reduce the number of alcohol-related health problems. The...29/09/2009ActiveQuote make new AXA-PPP rates available for comparison
AXA-PPP Healthcare recently reviewed the premiums charged for their 'Health Cover' range of health insurance products. The new prices are available for quotation and instant purchase from ActiveQuote.com as...28/09/2009'Free from' foods high in salt, study shows
Salt levels in wheat or dairy-free foods are significantly higher than the amount contained in the standard versions of the products, it has been revealed. New research conducted by Consensus Action on Salt...28/09/2009New fee scale for dispensing GP practices
A new fee scale agreed by the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association is set to be introduced for dispensing doctors next month. From October 1st, the annual payment for dispensing...28/09/2009Lifestyle key to looking and feeling good
Women who suffer from dark circles around their eyes have been advised to educate themselves as to what may be the underlying cause. Eye care expert Kerryne Krause-Neufeldt, chief executive officer at...24/09/2009Obesity linked to cancer development
Excess body weight may have caused at least 124,000 new cancers in Europe last year, according to a new study. Research presented in Berlin today (September 24th) indicates that it is estimated more than...24/09/2009Diet 'a small part' of arthritis treatment
Following a diet designed to reduce inflammation may help arthritis sufferers manage their symptoms, it has been suggested. Recent research published in the British Medical Journal found that a diet rich in...23/09/2009Clearer communication needed to prevent spread of infection
Lack of communication between UK care homes and hospitals is resulting in the spread of infection between patients, it has been claimed. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) voiced its concerns this week about...