Women should get up to SEVEN ultrasounds in pregnancy, expert claims

Pregnant women should be offered more than two ultrasounds during pregnancy, experts say.  Currently, mothers-to-be are only routinely offered scans on the NHS twice — once at around the 12-week mark and another after about 20. But women should actually get up to seven, sonographers claim.   Kate Richardson, from The Birth Company, a private clinic on … Read more

Chronic pain conditions can be triggered by human emotions, research shows

Common illnesses ranging from sciatica, Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions can be triggered by human emotions, leading researchers have suggested. Georgie Oldfield MCSP, from Huddersfield, who runs SIRPA, a company set up in 2010 to teach health professionals and coaches to help individuals to tackle the underlying causes of chronic pain and other persistent … Read more

The reason your constant coughing won’t go away

Coughs that won’t go away may be one infection after another, after social distancing weakened the nation’s immunity, a royal college has warned. Professor Kamila Hawthorne, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said doctors have observed that the current round of respiratory infections seems to be lasting longer than usual. The RCGP’s surveillance shows … Read more

NHS: Thousands of nurses across England strike in dispute over pay – The Independent

NHS: Thousands of nurses across England strike in dispute over pay  The Independent UK nurses stage new walkout as strike wave intensifies  New York Post U.K. nurses stage two-day walkout  CBS News Exhausted and struggling to pay bills, British nurses go on strike  Reuters.com View Full Coverage on Google News

U.K. nurses stage two-day walkout – CBS News

U.K. nurses stage two-day walkout  CBS News UK nurses stage new walkout as strike wave intensifies  The Associated Press – en Español WION Dispatch: Nurses in UK launch fresh strikes, thousands of patients to be hit by disruptions  WION Exhausted and struggling to pay bills, British nurses go on strike  Reuters UK View Full Coverage on Google News

Doctors are urged to wean millions of patients off antidepressants

GPs should wean patients off antidepressants to ease withdrawal symptoms and help reduce the millions reliant on the drugs, new guidelines suggest. NHS watchdog Nice said adults who wanted to stop taking antidepressants should have doses reduced in stages, as opposed to going ‘cold turkey’.  Experts hope that easing people off the pills over time … Read more

Warning to parents over making babies VEGAN: Dietitians say plant-based diet can stunt growth

Vegan babies could be at risk of serious health problems, dietitians have warned, after the NHS published advice on the diet in infants. The NHS Start for Life website, which provides guidance for new parents, now includes a section about vegan and vegetarian babies. It recommends that infants on a vegan diet may need vitamin … Read more

The simple 5-minute breathing exercise that will keep you happy (it’s even better than meditation!)

The simple 5-minute breathing exercise that will keep you happy (and it’s even better than mindfulness!) Participants practiced one of three daily breathing exercises for five minutes Their moods were measured using the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule  Cyclic hyperventilation breath exercises saw the largest increase in positivity   By Emily Stearn, Health Reporter For Mailonline … Read more

Exercise won’t help you lose weight, says top diet expert

 Exercising won’t help you lose weight on its own, one of the country’s leading experts has sensationally claimed. Professor Tim Spector, a prolific dietary researcher and author, accepted that working out is ‘great’ for your overall health, especially your heart. He even insisted that ‘we should all do it’. But in terms of losing weight, … Read more