Hearing aids and ops for cataracts ‘slows rate of memory loss by up to three-quarters’

HEARING aids and cataract surgery can slow down the rate of memory loss by up to three quarters, according to a new study. Researchers found cognitive decline – which affects memory and thinking skills – is slowed after patient’s hearing and sight are improved. Getty Hearing and vision intervention may slow down some cases of …

Are you due free prescriptions? A new NHS tool will tell you for free

THE NHS has a new online questionnaire to help you check if you’re eligible for free prescriptions. The initiative comes as the health service says that false claims cost the NHS a £256 million a year. Getty – Contributor You can check online if you’re eligible for free prescriptions on the new site Free prescriptions are …

Couch-potato lifestyles ’cause 1,000 preventable cancer cases each week’

COUCH-potato lifestyles trigger 1,000 preventable cancer cases a week, research reveals. The unhealthy approach, like telly’s Wayne and Waynetta Slob, includes booze and fags, a bad diet and lack of exercise.   Scope Features Experts say if people change poor lifestyles like Wayne and Waynetta Slob and give up booze and fags, improve their diet …