AXA Health has launched a new whole-of-workforce app to help employees make lasting changes to their health and wellbeing – and strive to be the best version of themselves. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Using an online questionnaire, the Safety Climate Tool explores workers’ attitudes and perceptions of health and safety.
If you are a member of the public looking for information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the NHS website. Hot flushes, low mood and difficulty sleeping are common side effects – but there are more than 30 that could indicate oestrogen levels are dropping. This happens during the period of transition before the menopause, known as perimenopause. It can last for up to a decade and trigger allergies, body odour, dizziness, restless legs, loss of confidence and panic attacks.
‘Our hours are completely at odds with any sort of family life – so we continue haemorrhaging the GP workforce,’ she said. She argued a reduction in opening hours would not deny patients access to care but would make them safer as more GPs would want to stay in work rather than retiring for a better work-life balance. However, Dr L-J Evans urged her fellows to reject the motion, saying it would make a the situation worse. ‘Patients are really struggling to see their GPs, they’re not happy, there are just not enough GP appointments,’ she said. The family of one-year-old Winnie Impey, from Mapperley in Nottingham are hoping to raise £500,000 to get her pioneering cancer treatment in Singapore.
President Joe Biden appealed for a renewed international commitment to tackling the virus, as he marked the devastating milestone of one million Covid deaths in the US. Researchers at Cincinnati University, Ohio, tracked 33 adults who had mild memory decline. Half were given blueberries every day for three months, and found they had significant improvements in memory. England will ditch Covid measures which saw the annual flu jab given free to those aged and secondary school children aged 11 to 15. Up to 4.7 million visits to hospital accident and emergency units in the past year may have been due to people being unable to see their GP, an official study suggests. NHS-funded in vitro fertilisation fell by 35 per cent across the UK in 2020 and is yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, a Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority report shows.
New results, from a University of Helsinki study, show canines can spot up to 97 per cent of cases and are 99 per cent accurate when confirming who is virus-free. This – along with two stents implanted to open up her arteries – are doing the trick, and Hina, now 50, has not had another heart attack. Samantha Amend ran the distance on a track in a time of 14 hours and 10 minutes. Berkshire Care Home provides support for 58 elderly people, some of whom have dementia.
The charity Asthma and Lung UK said more than three million people in the UK have lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at risk of attacks or flare-ups. A young model who spent her teenage years sunbaking with tanning oil only to end up with a deadly melanoma has shared the scar that’s left behind from her major surgery to remove it. When Oceana Strachan, who lives in Wollongong on the NSW south coast, first noticed a small bump on her right shin in late 2019, she brushed it off as a pimple or hair follicle. She got it checked by a doctor who assured her it was nothing to worry about. Then Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns hit, and Ms Strachan wasn’t able to get another skin check for months. By March 2021 the 26-year-old told Daily Mail Australia that she noticed the mole was getting darker and after pushing a different doctor to perform a biopsy, her worst fears came true.
Stuart Woodmansey, from Market Weighton in Yorkshire, claims he hasn’t been able to get an appointment ‘for years’. Meanwhile, his Brazilian-born wife Kedma, who moved to Britain in 2017, can’t even register herself or their son Jacob with a local NHS dentist. It means they have no option but to combine trips to see Mrs Woodmansey’s family in Sao Paulo with check-ups. Security consultant Mr Woodmansey said it works out ‘much cheaper’ than paying privately, despite flights costing up to £700. It comes amid an NHS dentistry crisis which has left desperate patients resorting to ‘DIY’ procedures.
The number of safety incidents logged by ambulance trusts in England has skyrocketed 77 per cent in the last year compared to before the pandemic, official figures show. Probe chairwoman Baroness Heather Hallett wrote to the PM outlining the key areas under scrutiny – including pandemic preparedness, lockdowns, testing, PPE and care homes. Dr Marty Makary told DailyMail.com that there is a massive disconnect between health leaders and regular citizens.
NHS Health Scotland today published a framework to evaluate ‘Rights, Respect and Recovery’ – Scotland’s strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug… Analysis by the Health Foundation has revealed that life expectancy for women living in the poorest 10% of areas in England is lower than overall life expectancy in any OECD country, except for Mexico… Health Foundation response to the Royal College of Physicians survey highlighting the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on health.