Category: Health and Wellbeing

Blackpool had the highest number of hospital admissions attributed to smoking at 2,990 per 100,000 of the local population in 2017/18  Half the locations (Sunderland, South Tyneside, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne) in the top 10 with the greatest number…

Cannabis legalisation receives an endorsement from a cross-party trio of Members of Parliament as they arrive back from Canada. Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific – Britain’s leading CBD testing service –  provides his thoughts on what the legalisation of Cannabis…

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee today asks for contributions for its new inquiry into how science and technology can enable healthier living in old age. Life span has increased over recent decades, but health span, the period…

This conceptual review looked at studies published worldwide since 1945 and found 144 qualitative sources conceptualising loneliness across the adult lifecourse (16+). The included studies conceptualised loneliness in different ways and for diverse populations groups including old people, young people,…

Executive summary 1. Opportunities The 2020s will be the decade of proactive, predictive, and personalised prevention. This means: targeted support tailored lifestyle advice personalised care greater protection against future threats New technologies such as genomics and artificial intelligence will help…

LEADING health experts across the North have today joined together as a response to worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England showing over half of the North has a lower life expectancy than the worst area…

While people living with dementia will never be cured, there are things that can be done to help them to continue their lives in a way as similar as before. In this article, Blueleaf goes through the most common side…

Responding to the announcement by Public Health England that Year 8 boys will be offered the free Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine from September this year, BMA board of science chair, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar, said: “The BMA has for a…

Getting women and girls to turn up, stay, and come back to sports projects We had predicted that life satisfaction (12%) and happiness (8%) would both be areas where there was potential for change, as these domains are traditionally associated…

Today, the ONS has released its report on smoking and e-cigarette use in 2018. It has revealed that 6.3% of all over 16s in the UK in 2018 were e-cigarette users, otherwise known as vapers. This breaks down as 7.7% of men and…