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Queens Award 2019

Published on 26th April 2019

Home health UK is proudly celebrating being a winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, in the International Trade category, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. We are receiving the award in recognition of the supply and sale of professional and at home In-vitro diagnostic testing kits. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is an […]

London man cured of HIV

Published on 12th March 2019

After a second man has been cured of HIV, is there hope for a cure? A second man from London has become the second person ever to be cured of HIV. HIV affects close to 37 million people worldwide and has killed 35 million people worldwide since the pandemic began in the 80’s. The male who […]

Seven ways to boost your self-esteem

Published on 21st January 2019

Seven ways to boost your self-esteem Check negative self-talk, set manageable goals, take regular exercise – and try your hand at gardening, to improve your self-esteem. Check out this article on the guardian website, seven ways to boost your self-esteem, click here to find out more. Some simple tips to boost your self-esteem this chilly […]

Addiction News

Published on 14th January 2019

Have a look at this addiction news article from last week’s Guardian, click here to see the full article. “From sex to sugar to social media, people are in the grip of a wider range of compulsive behaviours. But what is driving them – and what can be done?” A very interesting article that discusses […]

Get Portion Wise

Published on 14th January 2019

Today the British Nutrition Foundation has published an easy way of working out food portions called, Get Portion Wise. Have a look at their website for the full details here.   It’s simple, you can use your hands to work out how big a portion is. Some of these foods catch people out which results […]

Opioid addiction

Published on 27th September 2018

Anyone who takes opioids legally or illegally is at risk of developing opioid addiction. Opioids trigger the release of endorphins making you feel extreme pleasure. When the drug wears off you may find you want those good feelings back. Opioid addiction in the USA is at crisis levels, Donald Trump has called the problem a […]

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment NOW Over the Counter (OTC)

Published on 22nd June 2018

Erectile Dysfunction (OTC) Over the Counter A decision by the MHRA (Medical Healthcare Regulatory Agency) to allow men over 18 to purchase Erectile Dysfunction treatment as an over the counter product without the need for a prescription was announced yesterday  (28/11/17).  This means Britain will be the first country to make this change. The MHRA […]

New blood test to detect 8 types of cancer.

Published on 22nd January 2018

Scientists from the John Hopkins University in America have developed a blood test, called CancerSEEK, which can detect 8 types of cancer.  In a study published in the journal Science, 1005 patients with cancer that had not spread were given the blood test, it was able to detect around 70% of the cancers. The test […]

Super Malaria – a global threat

Published on 26th September 2017

News page September 2017 ‘Super Malaria’ Scientists are becoming very concerned about a “super malaria” parasite which is spreading through South East Asia at an alarming rate. The parasite, spread by mosquitoes cannot be killed with any of the current anti-malaria drugs. The strain was first found in Cambodia back in 2007 but has now […]

Type 2 diabetes prevention for those at high risk

Published on 19th September 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published an update to the Public Health Guideline on type 2 diabetes. In the UK, there are 3.8 million people living with diabetes, the majority of these have type 2 diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes you are more at risk of cardiovascular disease […]

Proton beam cancer therapy ‘effective with fewer side effects’

Published on 1st February 2016

A cancer treatment at the centre of an NHS controversy in 2014 causes fewer side effects in children than conventional radiotherapy, according to new research. The study, published in The Lancet Oncology, suggests proton beam therapy is as effective as other treatments. Researchers looked at 59 patients aged between three and 21 from 2003 to […]

Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women’s Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Published on 1st February 2016

Insomnia can disrupt hormones, and may play a role in developing the blood sugar condition, expert says Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report. Problems such as trouble falling or staying asleep, getting less than six hours of sleep, frequent snoring, sleep apnea […]