More pupils try 'vaping' than smoking

More pupils in England aged between 11 and 15 have tried electronic cigarettes than have tried smoking, according to official figures. The Health and Social Care Information Centre data showed the lowest levels of smoking or drinking ever recorded It asked pupils about e-cigs for the first time and found that more than one in five had tried them. The figures, based on a survey of 6,173 pupils in 210 schools, showed only 3% had tried legal highs. There have been consistent falls in the number of children taking up smoking. In 2003, 42% of pupils had tried cigarettes at least once, but that figure now stands at 18% - the lowest since records began in 1982. The pupil survey, which was conducted

New Cancer Diagnosis Target is to be within four weeks

NHS patients in England should get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being referred by a GP by 2020 under new plans to improve treatment. NHS England's cancer taskforce is also replacing old radiotherapy machines and increasing specialist staff to ensure it delivers "world class" cancer care. The five-year plan will cost £400m a year but experts say earlier treatment will result in similar savings. They say the plan could help an extra 30,000 patients survive for 10 years. While survival rates have been improving, England still lags behind some of the best performing countries. Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK and chairman of NHS England's task force… ...said t

Doctors call for a 20% tax on sugary drinks

The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for a 20% tax on sugary drinks to combat obesity. It says a third of the UK population will be obese by 2030 unless something is done to change people's diets. The BMA suggests the extra money raised should be used to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables.

The best prescription is nature itself

"Here's your prescription, walk in the forest five times a week for an hour." According to experts, it is not inconceivable that doctors will be giving health advice like this in the not too distant future. After decades of research, the scientific world is moving closer to pinpointing how exposure to nature seems to promote well-being. A recent US study found that being close to nature might soothe the mind by reducing rumination - when negative thoughts get stuck on repeat, playing over and over in the mind. A team at Stanford University compared the effects of taking a nature walk through a greenspace with a stroll in an urban environment - in this case beside a busy road in Palo Alto. Br

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Yew Tree Pharmacy

Yew Tree Pharmacy, 20 Redwood Road, Yew Tree Estate, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 4LB.

Tel: (01922) 62 6918 
Fax: (01922) 63 7542 

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Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm;

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm;

Sunday Closed;

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Aug 31 - Closed
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Dec 28 - Closed

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