Men's Health Week (12-18 June 2017)


Men's Health Week 2017 will run from 12-18 June.

This year the Men's Health Forum will be focusing on belly fat.  Why? Because it's the type of fat that's bad for your health and men are more likely to have it.

It's a problem...

Heart Rhythm Week (5 - 11 June 2017)


This year's World Heart Rhythm Week focus is 'identifying the undiagnosed person'.

The aim is to make one million people pulse aware, take 10,000 pulse checks and identify 1,000 people with an irregular heart rhythm through 100...

World No Tobacco Day - 31 May 2017


Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The theme of...

'Fat but fit' still at higher risk of heart disease


"The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth," reports BBC News.

The story is based on research from scientists at the University of Birmingham, reported at a medical conference but not yet published.


Instagram 'worst for young mental health'


Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests.

The poll asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 to rate which of five popular social media...