New guidelines issued by NICE states that therapy or exercise should be offered to people with mild depression instead of anti-depressants. There has been a rise in the use of anti-depressants with more than 20 million being prescribed in just three-month last year. It is estimated that one in seven people in England taking anti-depressants.
The ongoing pandemic continues to change the we live our everyday lives. It has impacted many of our daily routines, and one of its biggest reported issues has been that on our sleep – sleep becomes more difficult when we are anxious. Many people are suffering sleep issues for the first time in their lives.
There has been speculation in the media today that e-cigarettes may be prescribed on the NHS in England to help people stop smoking tobacco products. Whilst, e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, they do include a number of chemicals that are harmful to health which can damage the lungs.
The past 18 months have been stressful for all of us. The pandemic has brought much uncertainty. It is reported that 74% of us in the UK felt so stressed that we felt unable to cope. With almost one in three having suicidal thoughts. Stress is commonly thought of a state of mental or emotional […]
Stoptober was introduced in 2012 to encourage smokers to stop smoking for 28 days. The evidence suggests that if you stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stop for good. Stoptober has become an annual event. It is estimated that there are around seven million adult smokers in the UK […]
It is estimated that 68% of men and 58% of women in the UK are either overweight or obese. There are significant health implications of being obese, these include increasing the risk of; type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, some types of cancer, and stroke. There is often a psychological impact of obesity, with overweight […]
There are a number of reasons why people develop driving nerves. Often they can be result of being involved in a car accident or know someone who has been in a car accident, or even watching a car crash on TV.
It is estimated that around 1 in 4 adults in the UK are obese. Obesity is generally defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and above. It is important to seek medical advice if you are obese and struggling to lose weight as it may be an indication of an underlying medical […]