New breakthrough in Rectal cancer screening

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Rectal cancer Rectal cancer is the name given to carcinoma, or cancer, of the rectum. The rectum is the last part of the bowel. It is found in the pelvis. It stores faeces and flatus (wind) before it passes out of the anus. Carcinoma or cancer is a malignant growth of the surface lining, or epithelium, of a body or structure. Rectal cancer therefore is a malignant growth that starts in the lining of the {more heath news}

Epidurals on the rise in pregnant women

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Epidural “Epidural” is a commonly used word amongst women. They are aware that an “epidural” can be used to numb the body from the waist downwards during childbirth. Many also know this is performed by a “needle in the back”. However, the medical term epidural actually means “around the membranes that surround the central nervous system”. The brain and spinal-cord is surrounded by a series of membranes called the dura. The outer most layer is {more heath news}

How the changes on work life balance can effect your health

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Say goodbye to the typical work week – today’s employees are looking for jobs that allow them to make the most of their personal schedules, whilst maintaining professionalism in their work portfolio. Naturally, technology has made it easier for businesses to grant their workforce more freedom, and new regulations make part-time work a feasible means of earning. Benefits for Business Is the downfall of the desk job indicative of a lack of employee motivation? Certainly {more heath news}

How to avoid Hyperhidrosis outbreak during cold snap

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) Hyperhidrosis is the medical name given to excessive sweating. People suffering from hyperhidrosis, with the localised from armpits, hands, feet or face or generalised to be sweating from all over the body, can find it extremely socially debilitating. Hyperhidrosis can lead to constant anxiety, changes of behaviour as sufferers try to avoid situations where they may sweat more or indeed whether sweating maybe noticed, and can result in social isolation leading to {more heath news}

Fertility on the rise in winter months

December 4, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Fertility, or rather the lack of it, can be one of the most distressing problems that people have to face in their lives. We often take fertility for granted – particularly when we see so many headlines about underage pregnancies and unwanted children. This can be absolutely soul destroying for people who are desperate to have children of their own but find it difficult to conceive. However many couples regard themselves as having a fertility {more heath news}

Study in Excellence

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

Population movements over successive decades meant that many GP premises were in the wrong places, or in unsuitable buildings, resulting in poor access for many HCSU residents. Access to dentists, opticians, chiropodists and other primary care professionals were equally poor. The first Health Care Standards Unit established a very clear link bettheyen NHS Plan targets and development proposals (such as increasing the number of GPs). The new premises reflected this planned expansion. The same was {more heath news}

Health Standards 2016

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

HCS had revised its standards for GP practices and primary health care teams. The fifth edition (March 2016) incorporated all the organisational requirements of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and the GMC contract. The standards had been slimmed down to a manageable eight, covering: ” Management arrangements ” Patient experience ” Providing primary health care services ” Management of medicines ” Records and information about patients ” Clinical governance ” Risk management ” Running {more heath news}