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Within 20 years more than two million Britons will be living with four or more chronic illnesses due to years spent living a sedentary lifestyle, new research has found. Although life expectancy is set to increase by 3.6 years for men and 2.9 years for women, two-thirds of this extra…
Youngsters are being "disadvantaged most" by cuts to public health services, leading children's doctors have said. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said there had been "destructive" reductions in preventive services. A year on from its State of Child Health report, the RCPCH has examined how officials…
Wales needs a different system which provides seamless health and care services – that’s the message from the independent review of Health and Social Care, chaired by Dr Ruth Hussey. The new report published makes a number of recommendations on how change to the system can be supported and explains,…
People are being urged not to ask their doctor for antibiotics as part of a new campaign aimed at tackling growing resistance to the drugs. An estimated 5,000 people die every year in England due to the fact antibiotics no longer work for some infections, according to Public Health England…
The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn. The Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care has been developed by academics at University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) to…
More people in the North of England are dying early than those in the South in a growing health divide across the country, research has found. A study of death records shows a "tale of two Englands", with people in the North 20% more like to die early - under…
A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and life-style changes starting in childhood, scientists have claimed. The panel of 24 international experts identified a range of modifiable risk factors they believe to be responsible for around 35% of all instances of dementia, including Alzheimer's. Different risk…
Britain is "flat-lining" on key measures of social progress compared to other developed nations, according to a new international study. And the 2017 Social Progress Index identified a "correlation" between the introduction of austerity policies in the UK and lack of improvement in quality of life, particularly the availability of…
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