Patients with dementia are being given few opportunities to have drinks of water on wards and in accident and emergency, which is leaving them “extremely vulnerable”, a review of London hospitals has found.
NHS organisations have been warned that the sale of sugary drinks will be banned in future if they continue to ignore current efforts to reduce sales on a voluntary basis.
General practices should help more with follow-up and advice for patients that have undergone surgery for obesity due to the huge increase in such operations, claim those behind new guidelines.
Letting babies feed themselves solid foods from as young as six months does not increase the risk of them choking compared to spoon-feeding them, according to UK researchers.
Vitamin D supplements are now being recommended earlier for babies and pregnant women in Scotland, due to the lack of it being naturally produced because of weak sunlight during winter.
Drinking coffee is “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” for a range of health outcomes, according to UK researchers.
Hospital trusts will face losing funding if they fail to remove super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks from shelves in latest moves by NHS leaders to fight obesity and diabetes.
Skipping breakfast does not appear to lead to overeating later in the day, contrary to popular opinion, according to UK researchers.
Nursing staff in Nottingham have teamed up with local designers to tackle a problem posed on hospital wards throughout the country, namely poorly designed water jugs.
Staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge can now get a range of nutritious snacks and lunch options thanks to a new cafe designed to promote healthy and drinking.