27th May 2017
A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.
25th May 2017
With a bank holiday forecast suggesting many of us will enjoy warm weather in the next few days here are some tips on keeping everyone fully hydrated and comfortable.
17th May 2017
The world’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia – with its first line composed by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion – has been published on National Memory Day.
11th May 2017
It’s the season when folk start donning their trainers and pounding the roads. Whether it is a fun run or full marathon, or if it is your first time or you are an experienced runner, preparation is key. Muhammad Fahim, Senior Physiotherapist at Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, offers his advice.
10th May 2017
More than one in three British people have been sunburnt in the last year while in the UK, and of those 28 per cent were sunburnt three or more times, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week (8-14 May).
8th May 2017
When we cut ourselves, the body’s normal response is to form a clot to stop the bleeding and begin the process of healing. Blood clots can form in any part of the body and most of the time they are harmless. However, in certain situations the likelihood of blood clots forming as a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is significantly increased.
3rd May 2017
May is National Walking Month and, with the warmer weather around the corner, it is a wonderful time to think about how much time we spend on our feet and the many health benefits of taking to the pavements and countryside.
28th April 2017
New research has shown that younger people eating popular ‘clean eating ‘ diets could be putting themselves at the risk of a bone thinning disease later in life.
26th April 2017
If recent excesses of food, chocolate and hot cross buns have taken their toll on your body why not consider some healthy living tips to help put things right?
24th April 2017
Eating your lunch ‘al desko’ may be an increasing part of working life in Britain but on Friday 28 April we are all being encouraged to take a break and go for a walk.
21st April 2017
This month, young and old alike picked up their skipping ropes as school and community groups took part in events designed to highlight the health benefits of skipping.
19th April 2017
For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke but Dr Asim Hasan, Care UK’s regional medical director for London, knows that the whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent night.
18th April 2017
Dental nurse Angela Harrison will be taking on the Jurassic Walk Mighty Hike on 8 July to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
13th April 2017
Easter is a special time for many families; the chance to spend four days together is a rare treat for many and, for those caring for a loved one with dementia, it offers the opportunity for some fun activities that also increase health and wellbeing.
10th April 2017
With more people seeking refuge from the gloomy British weather at Easter with a trip somewhere warm, an experienced GP is warning spring sun-seekers to take some basic measures to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
5th April 2017
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years.
31st March 2017
March has been ovarian cancer awareness month. As this special campaign draws to a close we thought it would be good to find out more about this disease.
27th March 2017
The highest rate of first seizures occurs in new-born babies and those over the age of 65. But while paediatric services provide gold-standard facilities for children with epilepsy, treating people in later life often remains more of a challenge.
22nd March 2017Are you feeling tired all the time?
14th March 2017
In the UK glaucoma affects 1 per cent of people aged over 40 and 5 per cent over the age of 80. World Glaucoma Week (12-18 March 2017) will see healthcare professionals across the country educating people about the eye condition that can lead to blindness.
9th March 2017
A study, recently released by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, has linked obesity with abnormal sleeping patterns and genetics.
6th March 2017
According to NHS England, smoking remains the biggest cause of premature death in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths in the UK annually.
1st March 2017
Care UK medical director Dr Marco la Malfa is calling on people not to be put off by a new study from scientists at Imperial College London that claims we should be aiming to double the five portions a day of fruit and vegetables recommended by the Department of Health.
27th February 2017
The recent announcement that MPs have launched a commission to tackle the ‘silent epidemic’ of loneliness across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox has bought this subject firmly back into the spotlight.
20th February 2017
So called smart inhalers are poised to be available to patients shortly and have the potential to transform care for people with asthma.
15th February 2017
A Southampton man has undergone one of the first operations of its kind thanks to a surgeon at Southampton NHS Treatment Centre.
15th February 2017
What would you do if you suspect someone you love has just suffered a stroke? A new campaign has been launched to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and the importance of calling 999 immediately.
14th February 2017
While you may be planning to pucker-up on 14 February, be careful you aren’t giving or getting a bit more than you bargained for.
14th February 2017
February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise. This is not just good news for our hearts: evidence shows that when patients have taken the time to improve their overall health before having surgery, the results are better for them.
13th February 2017
February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise.
9th February 2017
Thursday 9th February is National Toothache Day. It may seem like a strange thing to honour with a day of its own, but it is a great opportunity to remind people that their oral health is very much their own responsibility, and that the more effort they put in to looking after their teeth, the less likely they will be to suffer oral disease and toothache.
9th February 2017
How do you show your loved one you care? Do you send them flowers, whisk them away for a romantic break, or give serious consideration to whether they’re getting enough calcium, the building block of healthy bones?
8th February 2017
In the depths of a British winter we may notice a change in the colour of our finger tips, but what if something other than the climate is to blame?
6th February 2017
One of our most popular national pastimes, and often a personal obsession, golf is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people across the country.
2nd February 2017
Saturday 4th February sees the return of the rugby Six Nations. Millions of rugby fans will be tuned in to matches, and a proportion of them will be inspired by what they see to get out there and have a go at the sport.
30th January 2017
New research from older people’s charity, the Royal Voluntary Service, reveals 4.7 million people aged 55 and over plan to volunteer in 2017.
25th January 2017
Over a quarter of young women are too embarrassed to attend smear tests and over two thirds don’t think they reduce a woman’s risk of cervical cancer according to new research by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
19th January 2017
Doctors have recently revealed some frightening statistics about the health of people aged 40 to 60.
17th January 2017
New research carried out by Plymouth University looks at the impact of dementia in farming and farming families, and its impact on their businesses and home lives.
12th January 2017
With weather forecasters predicting an icy blast, now is the time for us all to think about how cold weather can seriously affect the health of older people.
10th January 2017
Asthma affects the lives of 5.4 million people across the UK and many of them find they suffer with an increased number and severity of attacks during cold snaps, leaving them reaching for their inhalers or even facing hospital treatment.
6th January 2017
After every festive season, social services departments across the country see a sharp spike in call numbers. People call with concerns about the wellbeing of older loved ones having spent time with them at Christmas. Debra Fox, Care UK’s dementia lead, looks at how to tackle the sense of rising concern.
30th December 2016
A fascinating survey recently released by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that perceptions of what is a healthy weight have changed so much that we may no longer, as a culture, be able to identify a healthy body shape.
28th December 2016
Last month saw the publication of a report from the Office of National Statistics that reveals dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are now the biggest causes of death in England and Wales, the level of recorded deaths rising by a fifth in a single year and overtaking heart disease.
23rd December 2016
Christmas dinner is seen as the most important meal of the year. This puts a great deal of pressure, real or imagined, on the cook, especially for those not used to cooking large meals for a tableful of guests. Add in a guest with dementia and it could all seem too much.
21st December 2016
From flashing-nose Rudolph jumpers to national elf service socks, Southampton NHS Treatment Centre was a riot of colour on Monday (19th December) as the team had a natty, knitty Noël to raise funds for Age UK Southampton.
21st December 2016
Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, has used her annual report on the health of people in this country to focuses on the health of people aged between 50 and 70 – a group of people often referred to as ‘Baby Boomers’.
20th December 2016
Visitors to Southampton NHS Treatment Centre’s recent, popular open day had the opportunity to enter a free raffle for the chance to win a bumper Christmas prize full of favourite festive treats. This week the winner, Steve Vear, joined the team at the centre to collect his luxury hamper.
19th December 2016
With Christmas fast approaching doctors have been reminding patients to pick up their repeat prescriptions before GP practices and pharmacies close for the holidays.
14th December 2016
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by compression of the median nerve, one of the nerves that controls feeling and movement in the hands.