On this page: List of news items about health,
lifesciences, animals, wildlife and nature
from, about, mentioning or affecting
the United Kingdom or parts of it.

News incl. lifesciences, animals, wildlife & nature

from or mentioning the United Kingdom

The articles listed below include news from, about or mentioning the United Kingdom (UK).

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake

A recent study has found that after an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness, heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught rela...

24 Aug | Mindfulness

First Aid knowledge could help to reduce pressure on UK Accident and Emergency Departments

Recent research has found that more than one third of people who went to accident and emergency hospital departments did so to seek help because they were worried and didn't know what to do (Englan...

24 Aug | Emergency Medicine | England, UK

Benefits of interval training for vascular health of older women

Research suggests that short bouts of interval exercise might be particularly beneficial for post-menopausal women. This group was studied because the risk of cardiovascular disease is thought to i...

07 Aug | Interval Exercise | Leeds, England

Report says 65% Britons surveyed report experience of mental health challenges

A recent Mental Health Foundation (MHF) report on mental health in the UK indicates the large scale of the mental and emotional challenges faced by the population. Younger people seem to be affecte...

08 May | Mental Health | UK

Fracking threat to most important wildlife locations in Britain, University study

Research by Reading University in partnership with several environmental and wildlife conservation groups indicates that many locations at which shale gas extraction might take place are home to s...

15 Oct '16 | Environment | UK

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The researchers in Southampton, England, are studying the properties of Surgihoney, an engineered, medical honey that has a potent antimicrobial agent with antibiofilm activity. It is hoped that th...

29 Apr '16 | Honey | Southampton, UK

Public health nursing in the UK

Nursing services are a vital part of the suite of professional skills used to provide and support public health initiatives in the UK. Although the importance of public health nursing is widely rec...

03 Mar '16 | Public Health Nursing | UK

Horses respond to human facial expressions

Horses respond to human facial expressions according to recent research in psychology (Sussex Univ, UK). Although showing photographs to horses while monitoring the horse's heart rate might be a re...

11 Feb '16 | Animal News | England

Recent assessment of British wildlife causes concern

Decline in native British biodiversity since the 1970s has left some species groups particularly threatened. This recent study included 4,424 individual species and much data from 100s volunteer ob...

10 Dec '15 | Animals & Wildlife | UK

New ultrasonic device to improve medical instrument hygiene

Starstream, a new ultrasonic device, has been found to improve the cleaning of medical instruments and so reduce contamination and risk of infection. It works by increasing the efficiency with whic...

16 Sep '15 | Technology | England

Vet charity warning about pet obesity

Pet obesity is a major animal health issue. Almost half of adults surveyed recently were not aware of the risks to and adverse effects on their pets health posed by obesity, which can include the r...

25 Mar '15 | Pet Health | UK

Medics plea to UK politicians: No More Games with A&E

The recent BMA plea to politicians uses the slogan: No More Games with A&E. Just weeks ahead of the UK general election on 7 May is perhaps one of the best opportunities to try to extract promises ...

25 Mar '15 | Emergency Medicine | UK

New research advances understanding of thyroid conditions

In a recent study of thyroid hormone levels scientists identified novel variants associated with thyroid function that could not have been detected in earlier studies. They also demonstrated the u...

09 Mar '15 | Genetics | Australia

How the elderly can reduce risk of falls this winter

How to help elderly people to feel more confident at home by reducing the risk of and concern associated with falls, either in the home or outside such as on ice or challenging surfaces.

02 Mar '15 | Senior Citizens | England

Education: For Exams or Moral Character ?

School education encompasses many areas of child development. Although exam results matter, it is argued that moral character including virtues such as self-discipline, fairness and courage, matter...

02 Mar '15 | Education | UK

Eating peanut during infancy can prevent development of peanut allergy

Although peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, recent research suggests that introducing peanut into the diet of an infant within the first 11 months of life might reduce the lik...

24 Feb '15 | Food Allergies | Southampton

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