Over 150,000 deaths from lung and heart diseases a year

Public Health England campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are key symptoms of these diseases Call comes as new survey reveals that people are more likely to...

Dudley Charity football tournament to help beat heart disease

Gurcharan and Herjinder Bhujhangy from Dudley, West Midlands are organising a 5 a side charity football tournament at Goals, Cakemore Road, Blackheath on Saturday 22 July to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Teams can enter to take...

World’s Largest Sleep Study

A team of scientists at Western University in Ontario, Canada, are to conduct the world’s largest study on the effects of sleep. They are seeking people from all around the world to take cognitive tests to help determine how...

Flu Patch Could See the End of the Painful Flu Jab

An innovative new ‘painless’ sticking plaster flu jab has successfully passed safety tests in its first trial on human subjects. The patch contains a hundred tiny hair-like microneedles that penetrate the skin and deliver the regular flu injection. The majority...

Faecal Bacteria Found in Ice at Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa

For those looking for their next coffee fix, you might want to steer clear of Costa, Starbuck and Caffe Nero…unless of course you take your Americano with a sachet of faecal bacteria. Ice from all three of the nation’s biggest...

Find out which Sunscreens Passed the Which? Test

Summer is here and it goes without saying that everyone should be slathering themselves up with UVA and UVB protection, in date and proven effective sun screens! But with so much out there, how can we know which ones to...

Dexter Actor Launches T-Shirts for Bangladeshi Coastal Communities

The American actor Michael C Hall, most known for his role as the psychopath killer analyst in the critically acclaimed show Dexter, has received glowing feedback for his support of Bangladesh. The actor has launched a limited edition T-shirt line...

TV in Bedroom Linked to Obesity- ‘Screen Flatter; Children Fatter’

Does your child have a TV in their bedroom? If so, they might be at a higher risk of developing obesity as well as other disorders. The International Journal of Obesity published a story revealing how children with TV’s in...

Birmingham Hospital Bed Occupancy Soars

The first quarter of the year saw Birmingham hospital beds at their busiest.  Overnight bed occupancy peaked at a staggering 94.1% in Sandwell and West Birmingham hospitals in between January and March, a huge increase from 87.4% from the...

New Member Appointed to Ronald McDonald House Charity Board of Governors

Qasim Majid, the chief executive of Wow Zone, has been appointed to the board of governors for the Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC), bringing on board his IT and digital expertise. Chamber patron Doug Wright, the chair of the...