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Being a doctor is not only one of the most sought-after professions in the United Kingdom, but also one of the costliest. While a lot of people see the good pay and working hours as huge benefits to being a…

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  A breath of fresh air If you have not encountered the policy commentator Matt Black you have missed a rich source of critical thinking about the NHS.  Matt argues that media headlines are, more often than not, driven by…

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for government to lead on a national effort to reduce stigma and improve understanding of dementia after new evidence shows the impact of the ‘hidden nature’ of dementia. The call comes as the All-Party Parliamentary…

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is encouraging the public to take advantage of NHS Health Checks to monitor their brain health and help prevent dementia. The call comes after Public Health England today reported that over…

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Published early online in CANCER,…

The UK health budget is almost 10% of national income, rising 3% a year due to ageing and general increases in costs of living. Is our government spending more on our health than we would spend ourselves – or much…

The London assembly have launched an enquiry into the so called toxic trio i.e. parental mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence. The UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health are preparing a response.  If you have any evidence on the…

Over 65s exercise more times in a month than any other age group Outdoor sports such as cycling, hiking and camping proved popular with the over 65s THE NATION is living longer, and as average life expectancies increase, new research…

Call for evidence: Models of residential respite services for people with dementia Respite services give carers a break from caregiving. They are often seen as an essential element of support, one which may delay or prevent a move to a…

A new state of the art review has confirmed the positive impact of regular long-term tea consumption on blood pressure and evaluated the range of mechanisms by which this positive impact occurs. Commenting on the research, Dr Tim Bond from…