BHS reveals almost 200 fatal heart attacks a week

Heart attacks kill nearly 200 people each week before retirement age, new statistics from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have revealed. The charity estimates that nearly 10,000 people across the UK suffered a fatal heart attack before reaching the age of 65 in 2014.

The figures have been released as the BHF launches a new campaign to highlight how heart conditions, including heart attack, can suddenly devastate families across the country on a daily basis.

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ADHD drug prescriptions have doubled in 10 years

Nearly a million prescriptions for Ritalin and related drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were prescribed last year in the UK - that's more than double the amount of a decade ago. Yet guidelines from NHS watchdog NICE say that it should only be used as a last resort.

The ADHD foundation is calling for more behavioural courses to be offered and says children are being let down by being prescribed drugs "too readily".

Dr Hilary joins us to discuss the findings.

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Henna holiday horror

It's not worth it, don't do it!

– Katy Borluvie

The British Skin Foundation is warning about the dangers of ‘black henna’ temporary tattoos as dermatologists are seeing an increase in violent skin reactions at their clinics.

They are warning parents hoping to treat their children to a temporary tattoo on holiday or at the funfair, along with party-goers at festivals of the risks.

The majority of BHTT are not based on henna at all, but a substance called para-phenylenediamine (PPD) which is found in hair dyes. PPD is allowed for use in hair dye, but its use for skin contact products such as temporary tattoos is illegal in the European Union.

We're joined by Katy Borluvie who suffered a severe reaction and also Dr Hilary who discusses the dangers.

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Kate v Charlotte in a bacteria bag battle!

Anything under 200 is probably acceptable. Anything between 200 and 500 is due a clean. And anything over 500 is obscene and needs urgent attention!

– Luke Rutterford, bug expert from Initial Washroom Hygiene

Kate and Charlotte went head-to-head today in a hygiene battle.

Both of our presenters bravely volunteered to have their bags swabbed as a new study reveals a worrying 90 percent contain bacteria.

So, did Kate (who has just returned home from holiday) or saintly Charlotte come out worse? While one bag registered a level of 385, worrying the other scored more than 1000!

But who was it?

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Are your children depressed or anxious?

The number of children suffering depression and mental illness has risen by a fifth according to a study out today.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust says in just one part of the country alone nearly 3,000 children, including some as young as five, were referred with mental health issues.

Reasons behind the rise include family breakdown, bullying at school, body image and social media.

We hear from Lucy Russell from Young Minds, and Laura Phelan who has suffered from anorexia. Plus clinical psychologist Lorinne Marer joins us on the sofa to explain more.

Signs of depression

  1. Spending too much time alone

  2. A change in appearance

  3. Being less communicative

NHS Choices: Is your child depressed?

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Washing hands properly could save NHS millions

Washing your hands could save the NHS millions of pounds, according to a new report.

Research published in The Lancet says keeping clean could reduce the risk of infection by around 14%. This would help ease pressure on the NHS especially around winter time.

The report comes as Initial Washroom Hygiene reveal that the average office worker's hands contain contain 10 million bacteria - plus the average handbag contains more bacteria than a toilet seat.


Is summer boozing a problem?

Alternate your alcoholic drink with a non alcoholic drink. Don't mix your alcoholic drinks and don't drink on an empty stomach.

– Dr Hilary's tips on holiday drinking

Brits consume 12 MILLION bottles of wine a week and over 9 MILLION people drink over the recommended daily limits while on holiday.

And with the average Brit planning to take three trips this year how many of us will be planning to let our hair down and have an extra tipple or two?

Dr Hilary put holidaymakers to the test and many were shocked about how much they drank in a 24-hour period.

We also breathalysed them and one was still nearly double the drink drive limit at 3pm the next day.

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