March 2016

  1. The 5 Zika facts you need to know

    The 5 Zika facts you need to know
        The 5 Zika facts you need to know       Since 2015, Zika has been making global headlines as it continues to spread around the world. Global interest in the virus peaked in February 2016 as it spread to an increasing number of northern hemisphere countries. The below map highlights Google searches for 'Zika Virus' and shows...
  2. The shocking amount of sugar in your coffee

    The shocking amount of sugar in your coffee
        The shocking amount of sugar in your coffee       There are now over 18,000 coffee outlets in the UK; with that number only expected to rise. In other words, Brits love coffee. However, it turns out that we perhaps shouldn't drink quite as much as some of us do. The health charity Action on Sugar published...
  3. Five easy ways to stay healthy over 40

    Five easy ways to stay healthy over 40
        Five easy ways to stay healthy over 40       A recent study from Public Health England has found that one in three adults in England don't manage to get 30 minutes of physical activity each week! Yet there are so many benefits to staying healthy, including:   Less stress | Better sleep |  A 30% lower risk of...
  4. Using a percentile chart to monitor your child's growth

    Using a percentile chart to monitor your child's growth
    The systems and scales specialists at Seca have published these fantastic percentile growth charts and have allowed MidMeds to share them with you today!   Seca write: By comparing a child's regularly documented development with standard percentile charts, the paediatrician can detect deviations and speak to parents about treatment options as early as possible.   - The following growth charts were created...
  5. Be a hero: Take 2 minutes to learn the recovery position

    Be a hero: Take 2 minutes to learn the recovery position
    It's something that can take seconds to learn and can help save a life, so what are you waiting for?   Be a hero: learn how to put somebody in the recovery position. St John Ambulance have created a great video, clearly explaining how to put someone in a recovery position. If you come across a person who is unconscious...

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