20th July 2017
Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.
18th July 2017
The story of a woman who, in preparation for a routine cataract operation, was found to have 27 contact lenses is a prompt for us all to take better care of our eyes
17th July 2017
Tackling stress is just one way to maintain good memory and reduce the risk of dementia
17th July 2017
The number of children doing an hour of exercise each day falls by nearly 40 per cent between the ages of five and 12 and more than one-third of children in England are overweight by the time they leave primary school.
13th July 2017
Health experts are urging men in the South who spend a lot of time outdoors to protect themselves against the sun, to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
11th July 2017
Recently the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has published data which shows a shocking 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the past decade.
10th July 2017
10 years after the smoking ban in England, we explain why it is important to quit smoking before you have an operation
4th July 2017
A new report, commissioned by Swim England’s Swimming and Health Commission, has confirmed the long-held belief that regular swimming is not only excellent for good physical health but also for overall wellbeing.
29th June 2017
With new research showing that the average middle-aged office worker is less active that a 75-year old, we offer six top tips on how to keep active at your desk
29th June 2017
National Blood Week (19-25 June) is a nationwide push to celebrate how blood donors make a difference every day, saving people whose lives depend on blood.
27th June 2017
Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat today. Around 11.9 million adults are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes but don’t even know it.
21st June 2017
With the Glastonbury Festival in full swing and a summer of festivals and outdoor events ahead of us, it is easy to forget how much pressure avoidable, festival related health problems add to local NHS services.
21st June 2017To mark Food Safety Week (19-25 June) we look at how to ensure your alfresco dining doesn’t lead to food poisoning.
20th June 2017
Did you know that older people are much more vulnerable to dehydration, leading to an increased risk of falling?
16th June 2017
As parts of the country are expected to see very hot and sunny weather this weekend, health experts have issued advice on how to stay safe and well.
14th June 2017
This week, 10th to 18th June, is National Bike Week designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of cycling. Riding a bike is a great way to exercise, but if you’ve had knee replacement surgery how should you get back in to the saddle? Our Physiotherapy Team offers seven top tips.
12th June 2017
Care UK doctors and nurses spend a lot of their time during hay fever season helping patients to manage severe cases of the condition.
8th June 2017Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.
7th June 2017
A large research study from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter has revealed that older people are not being referred for mental health support nearly as frequently as their younger counterparts, despite achieving better outcomes when they are referred.
31st May 2017
New research by scientists at three Scottish universities has linked smoking to liver damage in unborn babies.
30th May 2017
Debra Fox, Care UK’s dementia expert, looks at how you can use television programmes to have a positive effect on the wellbeing of loved ones living with dementia.
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.