Category: Health

Using Drugs to make us better

Posted on: June 23, 2020

As the human body becomes ill it is natural that we want to do something about it. Drugs have been developed with the pure intention of curing any disease and illness that we have. In the beginning of medicine and treatment all drugs were derived from natural ingredients. We still look at using some of these today, mainly because they still work. For example, the humble Foxglove provides the heart medicine called digitalis. Insulin is…

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Finding out about dementia

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Dementia often gets confused with Alzheimer’s disease. However, they are different conditions. Dementia describes a set of symptoms of memory loss. This is not a disease, but a condition that affects people’s behaviour. Alzheimer’s disease is, however, a neurodegenerative that affects cells in the brain and can lead to dementia.   Image credit Memory loss is not the only symptom of dementia There are several types of dementia, including dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal…

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What Services Do Elderly Care Homes Provide?

Posted on: May 26, 2020

For the vast majority, an elderly care home is the place where the elderly go for care and companionship. They offer convenience for families and residents alike, as well as having facilities to take care of their elderly needs. There are however, some conditions that are necessary before any home can be deemed a care home. Image credit The first thing to consider when researching the qualifications of a home for senior care is the…

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Making sure your drains are flowing fine

Posted on: May 26, 2020

The maintenance of drains is vitally important not only to your home but also to public health. Without proper functioning drainage we would be faced with a severe issue in terms of waterborne diseases such as typhoid or other unpleasant conditions that could be transferred via human waste. The early civilisations soon began to realise that the proper removal of human waste and dirty, used water was of paramount importance, The zenith of the skill…

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The Impact of Staff Shortages in Scottish NHS Hospitals

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Scottish NHS hospitals are facing a crisis. Severe staff shortages combined with increasing user needs have created a three-pronged problem of budget pressures, patient neglect and staff being exposed to harm. Image Credit The shortage of trained nurses in hospitals has led to overloaded work schedules for those still in place, with 60 to 70 per cent of nurses and midwives claiming they are unable to do their job properly as a result. Doctors are…

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