Emergency Alerts service
On the 23rd April, the UK Government will test the Emergency Alerts service, by sending a test alert to every mobile phone in the UK. In future, these will be used to warn you if there is a danger...
The science behind the hype: Weight-loss injections
This morning I Googled 'semaglutide', I then searched YouTube and The Conversation with the same simple search term. I was inundated with results. What is semaglutide? To help explain this to you,...
World Oral Health Day
Today is World Oral Health Day. Oral diseases can cause pain, tooth decay, oral cancer and even death. Improving oral health is simple!
What powers does the CQC have?
A recent BBC news headline states: 'Inadequate' care home put into special measures What does this actually mean and what powers does the CQC have?
Norovirus: What you need to know
Norovirus is a gastrointestinal illness, which causes vomiting and diarrhoea. It is caused by a very common and highly contagious virus. It spreads rapidly in closed environments such as hospitals...
Building healthy relationships
It is important to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, for our own benefit and for supporting our friends and family members. When working in health and social care, it...
Vapes aggressively marketed to young adults and children
Have you noticed that the hype and branding of vaping products seems to be targeted at young adults? A lecturer in marketing at Nottingham University has! In his article E-cigarettes should be in...
Klinefelter Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder. It is not inherited, rather it is a random genetic mutation, which causes males to have an extra X chromosome. It is relatively rare, affecting...
Health inequalities in Scotland: An independent review
The Health Foundation carried out an independent review of health inequalities in Scotland. They looked at patterns and trends in health and wellbeing and the wider factors that affect this. This...
Sunshine and SADness
Today in London, we will have 8 hours and 22 minutes of daylight and 11 hours and 22 minutes of darkness. Fast forward 6 months to the longest day - June 21st - and we can expect a whopping 16...
The festive season, stress and the sympathetic nervous system
The festive season can be stressful! But how does stress affect the body? And can a lot of small stressors add up to a significant impact?
The impact of a guide dog
Dr Amit Patel lost his sight overnight. Thanks to his guide dog Kika, he can continue to work, stay safe and enjoy his life.
How stress can make you sick
Last week was stress awareness week. Do you know how stress makes you sick?
The risks of opioids
Numbers of people misusing prescription painkillers are rising but we do we understand the dangers?
Life with Borderline Personality Disorder
BPD symptoms include emotional instability, impulsive behaviour and intense but unstable relationships with others. It’s often misdiagnosed. Rosie tells her story.
Norovirus: what you need to know
Norovirus, also known as winter vomiting bug, is a very unpleasant stomach bug that can make vulnerable populations very ill and each year closes hospitals and care homes to visitors.
Why are so many medications out of stock?
Results of a recent survey showed that that 54% of UK-based pharmacists said medicines shortages have put patients at risk in the past six months. Why are we so short on medication?
The Rapping Science Teacher: Brilliant videos to support health students
The Rapping Science Teacher provides concise, informative and fun rap videos on tricky science concepts.
Struck off - keeping the public safe from harm
The BBC have reported on the case of a nurse that has been 'struck off' the nursing register for misconduct. What does being struck off mean and how does this protect the public from harm?
What is population health?
Population health refers to the health status and health outcomes within a group of people. Moreover, a 'population health' approach, is one that looks at all the factors that are determining the...
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