Issue : 5 August 2015
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“Dementia may not be the fast-growing epidemic it has been painted to be,” The Guardian reports. Latest data from Europe shows the percentage of dementia cases have levelled off, rather than increased.
“Adding fluoride to tap water could save the NHS millions and dramatically improve children’s dental health,” the Mail Online reports. A new UK study concluded that water fluoridation is a “safe and effective” way of preventing tooth decay in children.
“Checking your emails outside of work really IS bad for your health,” the Mail Online reports.
“Butter unlikely to harm health, but margarine could be deadly,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust has announced that it is aiming to be the first health service trust in the country to review all patient deaths.
Regulators have told Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to improve its maternity services following an inspection triggered by the deaths of five mothers over 18 months.
“Want to be a dad? Cut out sausages and eat chicken,” the Daily Mail reports, prompted by the findings of a recent study into diet and fertility outcomes for couples undergoing fertility treatment.
Prematurity, congenital abnormalities and infections are all taking toll on young children in UK, according to researchers from Nottingham.
A group of UK nurses and students are planning to commemorate the centenary of the execution of Edith Cavell during the First World War, while also raising money to help nursing colleagues in crisis.
Cutting levels of dietary fat intake reduces body fat more than cutting intake of carbohydrates in obese patients, according to latest US research.