Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Rapid progress is being made on a series of pioneering new services which are revolutionising healthcare for patients across east and north Birmingham, bringing it closer to their homes.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Public health guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published today (Wednesday 24 February) focuses specifically on school-based methods to prevent children and young people from starting to smoke.

One in two long-term smokers will die prematurely as a result of smoking, and half of these deaths will be in middle age. Research shows that children who start smoking before the age of 16 find it harder to quit and are twice as likely to continue to smoke as those who begin later in life - and are more likely to be heavier smokers.

Mike Lucas
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
A seventy year old Ardingly man is back in the saddle again riding his bicycle to maintain his fitness thanks to a knee replacement operation at the Care UK run Sussex Orthopaedic NHS Treatment Centre, at Haywards Heath.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is currently developing new public health guidance on dietary and physical activity interventions for weight management in pregnancy and after childbirth. Draft recommendations have been published on the NICE website today (18 February) for public consultation.

The aim of this new guidance is to help health professionals support women who are pregnant or who are planning a pregnancy and mothers who have had a baby in the last 2 years.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
NHS Blood and Transplant launch BME Organ Donation Campaign

A host of celebrities from the British Asian, African and Caribbean communities joined forces today to launch a campaign designed to raise awareness and encourage members of South Asian and Black communities to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Physical, emotional and mental wellbeing can be significantly improved by access to nature and green spaces, according to volunteering charity BTCV.

BTCV is holding a health seminar to celebrate the achievements of its award winning Green Gym programme attended by politicians, strategists, health and education professionals.

Green Gym groups meet at least once a week and do between 1 and 4 hours practical conservation or gardening work as a great alternative to a conventional gym or sports centre work outs.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
In 1957, Japanese pharmacist Yoshikiyo Nowatari invented a glycerine-based moisturiser that would go on to be one of the longest selling skin care products in Japan and the number one selling medicated vitamin-enriched cream on the market. The Moisturising Skin Cream has been a family favourite in Japan for over 50 years.

This expert skin care range is enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor, all key ingredients for healthy skin.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

New guidance published today (24 February) by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will give a specific group of cancer patients, with soft tissue sarcomas, access to a new drug on the NHS which could help extend their lives.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
  • Half of women have cut back on spending on their make-up
  • More than a third (35 per cent) of women are hanging onto old make-up in a bid to save money
  • One in five women have caught the men in their life using their eye make-up
This January, British women may want to make a New Year's resolution to clear out their make-up bags following new research from the College of Optometrists that reveals over a third (35 per cent) of women in the UK are hanging onto their make-up for longer in a bid to save money.
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
As the ancient proverb goes "better to die than live with a bad reputation". But rather than take this extreme option what protection does the law offer when someone faces an attack on their reputation or an invasion into their privacy.

All branches of the medical profession these days are facing closer scrutiny by their colleagues, Health Trust and employers, patients and of course the media.

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