Posts Tagged ‘health’

Shift work linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Risk highest in men and those on rotating shift patterns

Shift work is linked to a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk seemingly greatest among men and those working rotating shift patterns (more…)

Reduced range of facial expression indicates serious heart/lung disease

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Inability to register surprise strongest indicator; can help prioritise care, say doctors

Patients with serious heart and lung conditions don’t have the normal range of facial expressions, particularly the ability to register surprise in response to emotional cues, finds preliminary research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. (more…)

Misdiagnosed Children: The Cost of Living in an ADHD Nation

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

ADHD is a very real issue in the U.S. However, recent studies have suggested that as many as 1 in 5 children are misdiagnosed with ADHD, which is a greater population of people than the entire state of Alaska. (more…)

Serious health risks derived from prolonged sleep deprivation

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Last month a group of scientists and academics published a report warning against the dangers incurred from a consistent lack of sleep. (more…)

The BMJ establishes an independent panel to review statin articles

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Draft terms of reference and membership of panel now on

An independent panel has now been established to review two articles published in The BMJ by John Abramson and colleagues and Aseem Malhotra. (more…)

The Cost of Living in an ADHD Nation

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

ADHD diagnoses are more rampant than ever. In the past decade alone, there has been a 41% increase in diagnoses, coinciding with a 28% increase in children taking drugs to treat ADHD. (more…)

Plans for US/EU Trade Deal Would Weaken Health, Consumer, Worker and Environmental Protections

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Plans Would Enable Foreign Governments and Businesses to Undermine Laws

According to a (more…)

Pictures on prescriptions help illiterate patients take medicines correctly

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

BMJ Quality initiative helps spread improvement idea globally

Using pictures and symbols, rather than handwritten words, on prescriptions helps illiterate patients take their medicines correctly when they leave hospital, say doctors. (more…)

Does Your Grip Strength Indicate How Long You Will Live?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

• Simple tests of physical capability in midlife linked with survival

• And more time spent in light intensity physical activity may ward off disability (more…)

Working towards a healthy force

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Over 1 million workers across the UK are now aged over 65, according to a recent survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). (more…)

The Added Pressures of Breast Cancer in Younger Women

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Breast cancer is a traumatic illness to go through at any age, but for young women it can be particularly difficult. For women in their twenties, thirties and early forties, breast cancer can be devastating, not just because of the difficulty of coping with the illness (more…)

Is UK shale gas extraction posing a risk to public health?

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

More needs to be done to investigate the risks to human health that extracting shale gas poses, suggests a personal view published (more…)