Posts Tagged ‘health’

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…)

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…)