Staying Healthy

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Government funding for free sanitary products in all English secondary schools and colleges has been welcomed as a “huge step” by campaigners. 19 year old Amika George, who started campaigning on period poverty two years ago, said the move would make a “massive difference” to girls who struggled to afford tampons and pads. But campaigners… Read More…

Poor sleep affecting obesity and depression

Poor sleep affecting obesity and depression

People with medical conditions such as obesity and depression are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, according to The Sleep Council’s Great British Bedtime Report*. Of all the 5,000 people surveyed, 29% said they slept poorly most nights. But that figure shoots up to 45% for people who are obese and 53% for people… Read More…

Young at higher risk of asthma attacks

Young at higher risk of asthma attacks

The charity Asthma UK has warned that young people are at a higher risk of having an asthma attack than any other age group with the condition. The findings come from a poll of more than 10,000  people with asthma, the poll also found that young people are twice as likely as people over the… Read More…

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

In a new report launched in the past week it has been revealed that children have consumed the amount of sugar an 18 year old would have had in a lifetime by their 10th birthdays. The figures released by public health England come at the new Change4Life campaign launch which aims to help reduce sugar… Read More…

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to do their bit to help the NHS cope with an increase in demand for services this winter. As the season gets underway and Christmas approaches, health and care leaders from across the region are asking people to do as… Read More…

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

According to NHS digital, the number of boys being treated for eating disorders is at an all-time high. Although there are still more girls than boys being treated for eating disorders, the number of boys aged 5-19 being treated had doubled in 2018. The data is part of a large scale NHS review of mental… Read More…

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Following the recent news of the tragic death of a teenage girl because she ate a sandwich that did not include comprehensive allergen lists, food allergies are back in the forefront. A new survey from the Food Standards Agency has discovered that more than half of people aged 16-24 only mention they have food allergies… Read More…

A warm winter warm up

A warm winter warm up

Stay warm in bed this winter and take advantage of the longer nights to refresh your sleep routine, is the advice from The Sleep Council. Dark mornings and evenings can have lots of amazing health benefits including helping you get a better night’s sleep. Melatonin – the hormone that stimulates sleep – is produced when… Read More…

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

Fresh calls for a ban on smacking

The Association of Educational Psychologists has tabled a motion to the TUC Conference calling for smacking to be outlawed after school psychologists found that it is harmful to children’s mental health. Presently, although corporal punishment is banned in schools, parents can “smack” or physically chastise a child as long as it is deemed “reasonable”. Psychologists though… Read More…

Flu Jab being offered to over-65s

Flu Jab being offered to over-65s

People aged over 65 living in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire will receive a new type of flu jab this year, which is considered to be more effective than other available vaccines. The new vaccine is one of three flu jabs that are available for the different groups of individuals who are… Read More…

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