Tag: England

Take Care of your Children’s Teeth

Take Care of your Children’s Teeth

I n the UK the story of children’s dental care is a success story. Fluoride toothpaste was introduced in 1973 and since then the dental health of the nation’s children has consistently improved until now 12 year old children in England have the best teeth in Europe. In England 60% of children start secondary school [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Painkiller Addiction Growing

Painkiller Addiction Growing

The Report A recent report has been completed by researchers from the University of Toronto and published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Although research was carried out in North America it is said to have a limited bearing on the UK. The reason for only a minimal effect is the dissimilar regulations and ways [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Women and Heart Disease – What are the facts?

Women and Heart Disease – What are the facts?

Why does the risk increase after the menopause? If a woman has had her menopause then she has an increased risk of heart disease. In fact the incidence of women having breast cancer which kills them is now only a third of the number of women that die of heart disease. In the United States [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Causes of Bed Sores

Causes of Bed Sores

Bed sores have a number of causes that go far beyond what you think about the elderly and neglect. This can be caused by medications and humidity but there are more. Have you every seen bed sores? Would you recognize them if you did? Well, bed sores are often called pressure ulcers and basically are [...]

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Anti HIV Drug Test Trials Now Ongoing

Anti HIV Drug Test Trials Now Ongoing

Antiviral anti HIV drugs made out of genetically modified plants are currently being tested on women in England in order to determine their overall safety. The MHRA, a medical licensing body in the UK, has already approved the human trials, which will be taking place at the University of Surrey’s clinical research center in Guildford. [...]

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Diphtheria Vaccine – Everything You Need to Know

Diphtheria Vaccine – Everything You Need to Know

The diphtheria vaccine, otherwise known as Hib/DTap/IPV, exists to guard people against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Hib bacterial infections. This 5-in-1 injection is usually injected in the baby’s thigh and can be used with other vaccines, as well, if needed. When is It Given? The diphtheria vaccine is usually given every month after the [...]

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European and British Men and Their Hair Loss

European and British Men and Their Hair Loss

A recent GALLUP poll, a public opinion poll, reported on 1,500 men from England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France and how they felt about their hair loss. These men felt that their hair loss made them feel older than they actually were and therefore not as attractive. This also brought about a sense of insecurity. [...]

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Drinking Limits for Women

Drinking Limits for Women

Many ladies like a drink after a hard day’s work. It helps them to relax and wind down. What many women do not realise is that they are drinking more than the government’s recommended limits. This could mean that they are harming themselves because of their drinking habits. By not being aware that the recommended [...]

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Heatwaves are Dangerous

Heatwaves are Dangerous

Summer time always catches some of us out. The hot weather is a pleasant change, however when it gets too hot it can become harmful and it can contribute to deaths and illnesses. It’s an all too common occurrence to find someone unwell because of the effects of a heat wave. Certain groups are more [...]

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Midwifery

Midwifery

Midwifery is the second oldest profession for women in the world. The practice of midwifery is documented in the Old Testament. The derivation of the word midwife means “with woman,” giving credence to the most enduring hallmark of midwifery which connotes a human presence during birth. Exclusive of the North American continent, midwifery care for [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Conservatorship

Conservatorship

Ordinarily the person who will be most directly affected by any specific decision about health care, finances, residential issues, or other personal matters is the person who gets to make that choice. There may be times, however, when the individual is not intellectually and emotionally capable of making and announcing difficult personal decisions. In those [...]

August 15, 2011 More
Blackwell, Elizabeth

Blackwell, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman awarded a medical degree in the United States, was born February 3, 1821, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Hannah and Samuel Blackwell had nine children, of which Elizabeth was the third. Elizabeth’s father was a highly prosperous sugar refiner and the Blackwell children, even the girls, were privately tutored. In 1831 [...]

August 1, 2011 More