Health, medicine, & beauty

  • Report

    Better safe than sorry

    YouGov analysis of Brits’ attitudes to insurance.

    8 days ago
  • Article

    Half of UK healthcare professionals ‘untrained’ to spot domestic abuse

    Domestic abuse victims are highly likely to interact with NHS staff over the course of their abuse. But new YouGov research shows a significant proportion of them do not feel adequately trained to identify or support victims.

    about 1 month ago
  • Article

    Sugar tax is bitter for chocoholics but Cadbury’s has a sweetener

    This week Cadbury’s new, healthier Dairy Milk landed in shops across the UK. The new product is an attempt to make key products healthier following Government pressure on the industry as it aims to halve childhood obesity by 2030.

    about 2 months ago
  • Article

    Do e-cigarettes help smokers quit?

    They’ve been around for less than a decade, but e-cigarettes have already helped many Britons give up smoking and are increasingly taking over from patches and chewing gum. A recent study by University College London found that e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches at helping smokers quit.

    3 months ago
  • Article

    What’s the biggest threat to human life?

    The World Health Organisation has listed the ten biggest threats to global health today - but which ones keep Britons up at night?

    3 months ago
  • Article

    One in nine Brits have taken cocaine

    A third of the nation has dabbled with cannabis

    3 months ago
  • Article

    Four in ten NHS staff think A&E changes will cause delays

    NHS staff are cautious about proposed changes to the healthcare system, including scrapping A&E; waiting times - but half of staff think the Government’s Long Term Plan will improve care overall

    4 months ago
  • Article

    Lush customers approve of anti-social strategy

    Ethical cosmetics retailer Lush announced earlier this month that the brand would be changing their social strategy and ditching some accounts entirely. They said in a statement that it was getting harder and harder to talk to customers directly and that they were “fighting with algorithms” that increasingly push people to pay for brand promotion.

    5 months ago
  • Article

    One in seven GCSE students taking black market ‘study drugs’

    Recent school and university leavers report popping potentially dangerous pills typically prescribed for concentration problems to help them revise for exams

    5 months ago
  • Article

    Food manufacturers should take advantage of ‘flexitarian’ rise

    Consumption of meat and dairy alternatives such as Quorn and plant-based milk is growing, even among people who are not exclusively vegan or vegetarian.

    6 months ago