The statistics show that epidemic levels have already been reached in the city of York, with Herefordshire and north Somerset close behind.
Flu viruses are split into three different types: A, B and C Influenza, with lots of different strains within these.
Antibiotics are important medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals.
However, bacteria can adapt and ﬁnd ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic.
Taking antibiotics means you’re more likely to get an antibiotic resistant infection, especially children.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to patients' safety in Europe. It is driven by overusing antibiotics and prescribing them inappropriately.
Always take your doctor or nurse’s advice – if prescribed antibiotics, take as directed and never save them for later use or share with others.
The revised advice, based on the latest scientific evidence, means that people vulnerable to infection or who are likely to suffer serious symptoms from food poisoning (such as infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people) can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked hen eggs or foods containing them.
The decision to change the advice is a result of the findings from an expert group that was set up by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) found that the presence of salmonella in UK eggs has been dramatically reduced in recent years, and the risks are very low for eggs which have been produced according to food safety controls applied by the British Lion Code of Practice. More than 90% of UK eggs are produced under this scheme.
How To Beat Colds and Flu Survival Guide
The common cold is a viral infectious disease but symptoms can be eased.
Fruits / juice with more vitamin C than oranges. Strawberry , Kiwi, guavas, papaya, pineapple.
Britons really do eat too much sugar: 700g of the sweet stuff a week. That's an average of 140 teaspoons per person.
Stop taking sugar and start using sweetners instead, not only reduces sugar intake, it also less Calories too.
She says the cannabis oil to manages her seizures after developing a mystery illness just days after her first birthday.
Louise now wants the NHS to approve the use of cannabis oil for patients of all ages.
27 September 2017
'Instant' blood test for heart attacks could slash A&E waiting times
The new test is much more accurate than the one currently on offer and could free up doctors' time and NHS beds if rolled out nationally over the next 5 years. It works by analysing biomarkers, including cardiac troponin.
It is thought that more than two-thirds of people who go to A&E with chest pain have not had a heart attack.
Scientists from King's College London have now developed a new test that looks for another biomarker - cardiac myosin-binding protein C (cMyC) - which is found to be even more sensitive at detecting damage to the heart muscle.
Levels of cMyC in the blood increase more rapidly after a heart attack, and to a higher extent, than troponin.
Experts calculated that just one UK hospital - St Thomas' in London, which carries out 7,800 heart attack tests each year - could save £800,000 a year by reducing admissions and freeing up beds.
20 August 2017
Thousands at risk of pig virus infected sausages
British pork lovers may already be infected by a strain of hepatitis transmitted by some products which are imported and being sold at a leading UK supermarket.
13 May 2017
Jade's Mental Health Awareness Week event
Jade raising awareness and helping the community thriving with good mental health not struggling to survive!
She has designed a mental health app which is currently being devloped.
25 April 2017
Nurses wear pyjamas as a uniform
West Herts NHS staff swapped uniforms for Pyjamas in order to highlight how nursing, midwifery and care staff have a significant role to play in transforming the provision and delivery of care across different settings.
13 March 2017
How dogs may help fight cancer
Detecting changes in blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes patients and urine samples from those with prostate cancer.
4 March 2017
OUR NHS Campaing to Protest Today Tavistock Square London
According to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS" and that The NHS has actually been abolished.
1 March 2017
Women warned about private Down's syndrome tests
Pregnant women are being urged to ask questions of private providers offering a new test for Down's syndrome.
It says some fail to make it clear that non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) can offer only an estimate of Down's risk and is not diagnostic.
When Alistair Lawrie was diagnosed with lung cancer he feared the worst.
But now, over 12 years on, he is enjoying life more than ever
Know the Signs & Symptoms, BBC Breakfast discus in video
NHS predicts 2018 will be demanding with obesity on the rise
It warns conditions such as type 2 diabetes and smoking-related bronchitis are a new and untreatable epidemic.
Hertfordshire is best place to raise a family, says uSwitch
Better Family Life index finds East of England residents rank highest in Britain for exam results, pay prospects and sunshine.
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