Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses
This article by Nursing Standard aims to enhance nurses’ knowledge and understanding of laughter therapy, which is a practice within complementary and alternative medicine.
‘Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code’
People are being encouraged to know their cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know their bank Pin code - because it could save their life.
Bowel cancer trial aims to reset gut bacteria
Bowel cancer patients will be given a groundbreaking form of treatment aimed at altering the makeup of their gut bacteria, in a trial due to launch this year.
More adults and children are practicing yoga and meditation
A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of American adults and children using yoga and meditation has significantly increased over previous years and that use of chiropractic care has increased modestly for adults and held steady for children.
Seasonal Affective Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches: What the Science Says
Scientific studies into the effects of the following complementary therapies on seasonal affective disorder; light therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, St. John's Wort, Melatonin, Vitamin D.
10 threats to global health in 2019 – report by World Health Organisation
The world is facing multiple health challenges. Here are 10 of the many issues that will demand attention from WHO and health partners in 2019.
GPs could use breast cancer ‘calculator’ to predict risk to women
Scientists devise method using genetic data and lifestyle to work out who should be screened.
Rising association of perfectionism & detrimental mental health in young people
Studies indicate that perfectionism is strongly and consistently related to numerous detrimental work and non-work outcomes, including higher levels of burnout, stress, workaholism, anxiety, and depression.
Counteracting the diabetes epidemic
The projected prevalence of people with diabetes in 2045 has India leading the table with 134.3 million, followed by China with 119.8 million. But there’s good news: 90 per cent of this figure comprises the largely preventable type 2 diabetes.
World Health Organisation develop a toolkit for cervical cancer prevention and control programmes
The tragedy of death or illness due to cervical cancer during what should be some of the most productive years in a women’s life is compounded by the knowledge that most cases are both preventable and treatable when identified early [WHO, 2014].
At last, the NHS is to focus on prevention and early detection of illness with new 10-year plan
NHS bosses in England say a new 10-year plan could save up to 500,000 lives by focusing on prevention and early detection.
Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals
Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone.