Are you at risk of flu? West Heath Pharmacy is here to help.

This year hundreds of thousands of people across England and Wales are expected to take the annual flu jab, to protect from strains of the common influenza virus. This is also expected to put a huge strain on the NHS and Primary Care services, and waiting times at GP...

Hope For Chronic Pain Osteoarthritis Sufferers?

Some hope for chronic pain sufferers Researchers from The Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre based at The University of Nottingham City Hospital have found depression and anxiety treatments may be able to help people who suffer from chronic pain. The researchers are...

New Blood Test Provides Early prediction for Arthritis

A blood test has been developed by scientists at Oxford University that can predict a person’s chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis up to 16 years before it takes hold. Detecting arthritis early provides a much better chance of effective treatment. Rheumatoid...

Can Coffee Help You Live Longer?

According to a number of reports in the press “Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help people live longer, new research has found” They state research has shown a link between drinking coffee regularly and a reduced risk of heart disease and...

Sugar Tax Report Published – Obesity and Diabetes Major Concerns

Public Health England (PHE) published a report this week on sugar called ‘Sugar Reduction: The Evidence For Action. It said there should be a sugar tax of between 10 – 20% and a crackdown on unhealthy foods and advertising them to children. Sugar has been linked to...