Health

Health

Where and when the chemists will be open in Northamptonshire on Bank Holiday Monday

Chemist opening hours for the forthcoming May Bank Holiday Monday have been released by the NHS in Northamptonshire.

News
How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

Offbeat 10
Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

News 7
NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

News 1
Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

News 7
How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

News 2
Product recall

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

News
HM Coroner Anne Pember: "This was a very sad and untimely death."

Tragedy of 25-day-old Northamptonshire baby who died after mother fell asleep while holding her in bed

A Northampton coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.
News
Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

Offbeat 7
Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

News 4
Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Half of parents resorting to unhealthy food to get children to eat

Data published in February by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Medicine has revealed that a startling 22 per cent of reception-age children are now overweight or obese.

News 5
Make the right call

Dandruff and sick cats: the top ten weird reasons for calling Northamptonshire’s ambulance service

A sick cat, dandruff and someone who wanted the ambulance service to do their shopping are just some of the inappropriate 999 calls East Midlands emergency call handlers have taken in the last month.

News
Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

Health 10
Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling a popular soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination.

News 2
Things like gluten-free foods could vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

News 4
Dog owners warned after case of deadly flesh-eating disease is confirmed

Dog owners warned after case of deadly flesh-eating disease is confirmed

Pet owners are being warned over a deadly disease affecting dogs after a case was confirmed in Warwickshire.

News
Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

News 1
Angela Hillery, chief executive of Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Northamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust gets improved CQC rating

One of the largest providers of NHS services in Northamptonshire has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Outstanding regarding whether services were caring.

News 1
Macmillan Cancer Support fundraisers

Cancer charity to paint the town green as Daventry prepares to host fund raising day

A cancer charity is to “paint Daventry green” in May as part of a fund raising extravaganza.

News
Teenage pregnancies have halved in the past 10 years in Northamptonshire, a study by the Office for National statistics has revealed.

Teen pregnancy rates in Northants are half of that in 2005 stats show - but more terminate pregnancy

Teenage pregnancies in Northamptonshire have halved over the past 10 years, latest figures have revealed, though almost half of those led to an abortion.

News
Load more