A very warm welcome to Amanda Gardner, who joined us last week. She replaces Jan Read as electronic resources librarian as well as doing work on e-learning modules. Amanda is very happy to answer any queries you may have about Athens accounts, electronic resources and general library information.
A diet that simply encourages people to eat 30 g or more of fibre a day may be a good alternative to a far more complex weight loss regimen recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), a US study has shown.
Doctors in the United Kingdom have been urged to encourage patients to take small amounts of regular exercise and told that they have a leading role to play in reversing the growing contribution of sedentary lifestyles to chronic ill health.
The countdown has begun to NHS Change Day 2015 on 11 March. It is hoped that Change Day 2015 can surpass both the 189,000 pledges of action made in 2013 and the phenomenal 500,000 made by individuals, teams and whole organisations last year.
Change Day is a grassroots movement for change backed by the NHS but instigated, developed and managed by frontline staff throughout the country.
It began with a single tweet two years ago and since then has grown into a remarkable success story.
The condition known as myalgic encephalitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious, chronic multisystem disease that can cause significant impairment and disability, an expert panel convened by the US Institute of Medicine has concluded in a new report. The committee proposed a new set of diagnostic criteria and a new name for the condition: systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID).
Health visitors play a crucial role in ensuring children have the best possible start in life and provide a vital link between individual and community services, and between primary care and early years of a child’s life. NHS England is working with the Department of Health to showcase to showcase some of their health visiting development work and the differences improved services are making to new parents and children.