Emmerdale star Bhasker Patel gets behind the new ACT FAST stroke campaign

Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel is calling on South Asians to know the common signs of stroke highlighted in the latest Public Health England national Act FAST campaign. Act FAST reminds people of the key symptoms of stroke and the importance...

Ramadan Advice For Birmingham Diabetics

Throughout Ramadan (2016: 7 June to 6 July) most Muslims are required to refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. But diabetics are exempt from this if fasting would put their health at risk. (Speak to your Imam for...

Breakthrough the Ice

The social media craze of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has managed to raise vital funds for gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Scientists have discovered a new gene that contributes to the disease, NEK1. ALS is also...

Government To Create 5,000 New Nursing Training Places

As part of government efforts to boost the NHS workforce in England, more than 5,000 new places on nursing training courses are to be created each year. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that through a four-year apprenticeship at local hospitals,...

Study Reveals Rise in Dementia Amongst Asian Community

Figure is Expected to Significantly Rise Public Health England and a leading health charity have joined forces in a new campaign to tackle one of the biggest health issues facing England and a growing issue for ethnic minority communities. Alzheimer’s...

Have You Considered Organ Donation?

Individuals from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are waiting significantly longer for their kidney transplants than those from other communities due to the lack of suitable organs. The lack of organ donation is becoming a more pressing issue...

Monthly Health with Dr Phil Dyer

This month Heartlands Hospital’s Dr Dyer advises on AnorexiaANOREXIA is an eating disorder and a mental health condition. It is an extreme form of controlling and limiting what you eat. Anorexia usually begins in the mid-teens leading through to young...

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...

Flood in Heartlands

Patients had to be shifted to other parts of Heartlands Hospital because of the heavy rainstorm, which left corridors and the main entrance drenched. Hospital superiors have asked fellows of the public who need emergency treatment to go to their...

Call For Volunteers!

Have you been affected by bowel cancer, either personally or through someone you know? If you have and would like to raise awareness of bowel cancer, the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, here’s your chance to do something about...