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Head lice: what you need to know


Head lice made headlines after Labour MP Emma Hardy suggested changes made to NHS guidelines “threatens an epidemic of head lice in our schools” in parliamentary debate at the end of last year. The guidance published by NHS England in … Continue reading


This week in health – 24/08/2018


With another week coming to a close, talkhealth are back with another round-up of the weekly news. This week we will be looking at a range of different news stories in the world of health, including drinking levels, prostate treatment, … Continue reading


BSF – Pollution: How it affects our skin


Concerned about the effects of pollution on the skin? Dr Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson discusses the measures you can take at home to protect your skin. Dr Mahto explains, “As skin is your outermost barrier, … Continue reading


Refusal to treat obese patients and smokers: should this plan be put on hold?


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In April of this year, the Vale of York clinical commissioning group (CCG) voiced their plans to make people wait for up to a year for treatment for non-life-threatening conditions such as hip and knee replacements if their body mass … Continue reading


Achillion’s hep C drug remains in limbo


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Achillion Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to maintain its clinical hold on sovaprevir, the company’s flagship treatment for hepatitis C. The recent clinical data submitted by Achillion sought to address the issues … Continue reading


What are, and what aren’t, symptoms of dementia?


This is the title of a section of John Zeisel’s ‘I’m still here’. It’s all very obvious once you’ve read it, but it’s really helpful to have all this set out so clearly. Zeisel differentiates between the primary symptoms of … Continue reading


Advice to a mother on sending her daughter to college straight out of an Eating Disorders Programme.


Advice to a mother on sending her daughter to college straight out of an Eating Disorders Programme. My dear friend I have thought long and hard about this. You must understand that I am a parent advocate and have no … Continue reading


Are you a victim of smiling depression?


Since David Walliams declared that he has suffered with depression for most of his life experts have announced that they believe millions of Britons also suffer and like David Walliams mask their emotions with a smile. Smiling depression is used … Continue reading


Hayfever: importance of starting preventative treatment


A recent study from Japan has highlighted the importance of starting preventative treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and allergic conjunctivitis well before the pollen season starts.  The study reveals that it is advisable to start hayfever treatment well before … Continue reading