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NHS staff crisis ‘worse than cash woes’

BBC News featured an article on the growing crisis in NHS workforce morale as being a greater risk to the NHS than the financial problems it is grappling with, a leading health expert says.Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust think tank, warned staff shortages, disputes with government and bullying were creating a “toxic mix”. He […]

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Fasting: health risks

        Some common health complications that can arise from fasting, and how to prevent and deal with them. The following advice has been provided following consultation with medical experts and Islamic scholars. Fasting and heartburn Fasting usually reduces the amount of stomach acid, which digests food and kills bacteria. However, thoughts of food, or […]

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Quit smoking during Ramadan

  The month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to start some healthy habits and stop some bad ones, such as smoking. ‘If I could give up smoking during the day, there was no reason why I couldn’t stop altogether.’ Ahmed Rahman Ahmed Rahman gave up smoking during Ramadan with the help of a smoking counsellor […]

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Fasting and your health

    Fasting during the month of Ramadan can be good for your health if it’s done correctly. Who shouldn’t fast during Ramadan? When the body is starved of food, it starts to burn fat so that it can make energy. This can lead to weight loss. However, if you fast for too long your body will eventually […]

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Guide to healthy fasting during Ramadan

Don’t break your fast with a feast or you may put on weight instead of losing it If you are not careful, food eaten during the pre-dawn and dusk meals can cause some weight gain. Dr Razeen Mahroof, an anaesthetist from Oxford, says feasting during the non-fasting hours can be unhealthy. He recommends approaching the fast with discipline, or an […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Eating During a Summer Ramadan

For more than 10 years food blogger Yvonne Maffei has been fasting but the last two years Ramadan has fallen in weather that was significantly warmer than in previous years and days when the fast was much longer. That means extra preparation and knowing what to eat during non-fasting hours is essential to good health and […]

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Bolt from blue to end tale of grey squirrel

The Sunday Times reports on an innovative method for culling of greys.  For Britain’s estimated 3m-5m grey squirrels the end could finally be nigh, thanks to a hi-tech device that dispatches the invasive pest via a bolt to the head. The government is testing the deadly ‘Goodnature’ trap with landowners hoping such devices may offer a […]

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Scottish Health Services is pining for the Pine martens’ return which could bring a red squirrel resurgence to Scotland

Great news involving two elusive and potentially threatened native species – the Red Squirrel and Pine Marten are now entwined in a beneficial harmony of mutual resurgence that has got the invasive Grey Squirrels in a bit of a panic.  Following parallel studies and observations Dr Emma Sheehy from Aberdeen University has revealed to The Sunday Times that the return […]

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