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obesity map of europe

Responding to the government’s disappointing childhood obesity strategy, Professor Parveen Kumar, BMA board of science chair, said: “Given the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe with one in three children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary…

cancer research uk

Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “Since the last General Election, the Government has championed the need for a comprehensive and robust strategy to tackle the growing obesity crisis, particularly for children. Today is a missed opportunity in…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

The annual care home costs have increased by £1,536 over the past year – almost ten times the average £156 income gains enjoyed by pensioners over the same period, according to a five year study by Prestige Nursing + Care.…

help for those suffering from depression and stress

Research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW)*, surveying more than 32,538 workers across all UK industries, revealed that high stress and lack of physical activity are causing industries to lose up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year.…

fitness and activity

Higher total physical activity levels are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study in The BMJ today. Many studies have shown the health benefits of physical…

health care for the elderly

In a letter published on Wednesday July 3rd 2016, Mr Hunt asked the Doctors and Dentists Review Body for its “observations” on the factors affecting recruitment, retention and motivation of salaried GPs. The review body’s previous report had an expansion of the salaried…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

Don Berwick, a North American fan of the NHS and critic of the wasteful US healthcare system, urges us to create ‘ Era 3 ’ of modern medicinei. His arguments have not only appeared in a US academic publication, the…

Rotten fruit, food hygiene

When we think about food poisoning, we normally think about it happening to us when we eat out, but according to statistics released by the British Food Standards Agency, a large proportion of food poisoning incidents that occur in the…

Dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78 billion a year, £1,200 for every person, new research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed. A new report, Counting the cost of UK poverty by Heriot Watt and Loughborough…

Wellness relationship to illness

Just 150 minutes of exercise a week, that’s just over 21 minutes a day, boosts life expectancy by over 3 years A Survey run by Vitality, Mercer, University of Cambridge and RAND of 6,600 people over 12 months found that…