Posts Tagged ‘health’

More than a third of kids in England are overweight/obese

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

But some evidence that rates may be levelling off in younger children

More than a third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records (more…)

Natural rehab in your kitchen

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

In order to be your best and enjoy your life to the fullest, you must maintain your good health. One aspect of that is adopting a healthier lifestyle. (more…)

More realistic physical activity targets needed, say experts

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Some activity is better than none to improve health

Physical activity guidelines should focus on getting inactive people to do a little activity rather than strive for the entire population to meet the current target of 150 minutes of moderate activity a week (more…)

UK doctors facing complaints dogged by severe depression and suicidal thoughts

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Those referred to UK professional regulator seem to be most at risk

UK doctors subject to complaints procedures are at significant risk of becoming severely depressed and suicidal, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (more…)

Long working hours linked to increased risky alcohol use

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Findings give support to regulation of working hours as a public health intervention

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks (more…)

Leading doctors urge government to withdraw ‘cash for diagnoses’ dementia scheme

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Scheme contravenes good medical practice, they argue

Leading doctors and health campaigners are urging the government to withdraw its Dementia Identification Scheme, whereby English GPs are to be paid £55 for every dementia diagnosis they make (more…)

Long term shift work linked to impaired brain power

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Impact seems to be strongest after 10 years; recovery may take at least 5 years.

Long term shift work is linked to impaired brain power, finds research (more…)

7 Simple Strategies to Take Charge of Your High Blood Pressure

Monday, September 1st, 2014

If you have high blood pressure, you’re not alone. The condition afflicts some 67 million Americans – that’s 31 percent of of the adult population or 1 in 3 people. High blood pressure is a contributing factor to heart disease and stroke (more…)

Asbestos Exposure: Important Facts for Air Force and Army Veterans

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The use of asbestos in construction was widespread throughout the best part of the 20th century, and the U.S Armed Forces had many installations that used the material up to the end of the 1970s when regulations changed. (more…)

School holidays leave kids hungry for three meals a day

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

One in eight pupils (13 per cent) is not getting enough to eat in the school holidays*. This is according to teachers who are worried by changes in pupils, such as weight loss, when they return to school in the new term. (more…)

Cheese still laden with salt, despite many products meeting reduction targets

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Salt content varies widely even within same type of cheese; much tougher targets needed

The salt content of cheese sold in UK supermarkets remains high, despite many products meeting the recommended government targets on salt reduction (more…)

Oral health deteriorates during hospital stays

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

New research suggests that oral health deteriorates during hospitalisation and is associated with an increased risk of malnutrition in older patients. (more…)