Posts Tagged ‘health’

Air pollution linked to increased risk of anxiety and stroke

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

New series of articles examine the association between air pollution and health

Air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke, particularly in developing countries, finds a study published in The BMJ. In a second article, new research also shows that air pollution is associated with anxiety. (more…)

Older people risk losing access to health information if services move online and to the phone (UK)

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

One in seven UK survey respondents aged over 65 report it very difficult to find health information.

Study paints worrying picture of health literacy across all ages with only around 7 in 10 people (more…)

Historic US and UK dietary advice on fats “should not have been introduced”

Monday, February 9th, 2015

1977 (US) and 1983 (UK) recommendations not backed up by trial data

National dietary advice on fat consumption issued to millions of US and UK citizens in 1977 and 1983, to cut coronary heart disease incidence, lacked any solid trial evidence to back it up (more…)

When I’m 64 – why the NHS could have to cope with one million more 50 plus people with serious illnesses in 10 years

Monday, February 9th, 2015

New research reveals:

– The number of  people over 50 with a serious illness is set to increase

– The 60-64 age group has the highest percentage of people who are first diagnosed with a serious illness (more…)

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…)