Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO

​Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day - less than two slices of bacon - increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were "probably carcinogenic" but there was limited evidence. The WHO did stress that meat also had health benefits. Cancer Research UK said this was a reason to cut down rather than give up red and processed meats. And added that an occasional bacon sandwich would do little harm. [endif]--![endif]--[endif]-- What is processed meat? Processed meat has been modified to either extend its shelf life or change the

Arm mole count 'predicts skin cancer risk

Having more than 11 moles on one arm indicates a higher-than-average risk of skin cancer or melanoma, research suggests. Counting moles on the right arm was found to be a good indicator of total moles on the body. More than 100 indicates five times the normal risk. The study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, used data from 3,000 twins in the UK. GPs could use the findings to identify those most at risk, it said. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer affecting more than 13,000 people in the UK each year. It develops from abnormal moles, so the risk of being diagnosed with a melanoma is linked to the number of moles a patient has. Researchers from King's College London studied a la

Physical health of mentally ill people 'ignored'

People in England who have had mental health problems are five times as likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency as those who have not, a study shows. But the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation think tanks found most admissions were for physical ailments. Researchers said the findings suggested the NHS was too often treating mental health conditions in isolation. Overall, just 20% of admissions were explicitly linked to mental health. Instead, mental health patients were more likely to be admitted as an emergency for what are usually routine problems like hip replacements. The think tanks looked at more than 100 million hospital records between 2009-10 and 2013-14 for people with

Tory conference: New GP contract for seven-day service

GPs in England are to be offered a voluntary contract to provide seven-day-a-week cover for patients, David Cameron has announced. Seven-day hospital services will also be extended to "half the country" by 2018 and the whole of England by 2020. Mr Cameron made the announcement as the Conservatives gathered in Manchester for their annual conference. The Royal College of GPs has warned a recruitment crisis was making plans for seven-day working "unrealistic". Follow the latest Tory conference developments Mr Cameron's comments came as the government denied pressuring officials behind the scenes to delay the publication of figures which show the financial performance of the NHS. A report in the

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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 

Opening Times:

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

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm;

Sunday Closed;

Open Over Lunch

Bank Holidays 2020

Aug 31 - Closed
Dec 25 - Closed
Dec 28 - Closed

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