Richmond GP Out of Hours Service

Health and Positivity: Why looking on the bright side is good for your health

  We’re always being encouraged to look on the bright side of life and cheer up. Although this can sometimes be harder than it sounds, an optimistic outlook could be the key to good health. A recent study has found that health and positivity might be closely connected, especially for women.   The study This

Read More →

Mental Health Boosters for Children

Mental health amongst children is becoming an increasingly common concern in the UK. A lack of research, coupled with poor handling of mental health issues amongst children means that different solutions are needed if we are to boost the mental health of our children. If you feel like your child is struggling, there are some

Read More →

New Ban on Unhealthy Junk Food Ads for Children Introduced

  Adverts for unhealthy junk food are to be banned from all forms of media aimed at children as part of a groundbreaking government movement to combat the childhood obesity crisis. This ban will prohibit food and drink which is high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) from being targeted to under-16s. The new advertising

Read More →

Stroke Treatment: What you need to know

Strokes are no longer something that younger generations can put aside as affecting only older people. With strokes on the rise among working-age people in their 40s and 50s, experts are urging us to become more familiar with the signs and symptoms, as well as the lasting effects, and methods of stroke treatment and prevention.

Read More →

New Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, overtaking heart disease for the first time. With people living longer and the UK having a larger population of older people, Alzheimer’s becomes an increasing health priority. A new drug could provide a significant breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, offering

Read More →

The flu vaccine: Who’s eligible?

  Flu season has begun once again. For most of us, flu is unpleasant, uncomfortable, and miserable at best, but for others it can be potentially dangerous. It is for this reason that so many of us have access to a free flu vaccine. Those who are eligible include members of at-risk groups and those

Read More →

Movember – More Than Just Men and Moustaches

  What you may have thought started as a one-off fundraiser, Movember is now about to enter its 13th year. Each year Movember aims to raise money and awareness of conditions which affect thousands of men in the UK and worldwide. With all the attention that goes into the face of the campaign, it can

Read More →

Is Mark Zuckerberg’s aim to eradicate disease possible?

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have recently announced an ambitious aim to completely eradicate disease by 2100, but is such a thing really possible? Since 2015, the pair have pledged over $1.6 billion dollars to charity, and have promised that in the fight against disease they will devote $3 billion to medical research

Read More →

World Mental Health Day

Mental health is an ongoing global health issue, and one that receives regular attention from the media in the UK. Most recently, a Higher Education Policy Report has recommended that some universities need to triple their spend on mental health services, whilst mental health concerns around children are consistently in the headlines. World Mental Health

Read More →

ADHD Awareness Month

October 2016 will mark the beginning of ADHD Awareness Month. This month long awareness-raising campaign happens every year, with an number of important events taking place all across the UK and even further afield. These events will be taking place online and in local communities with one aim – help end the stigma and confusion

Read More →