Top Ten Health Risks to Men

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

With International Men’s Health Week looming, we asked Dr Seth Rankin, founder of London Doctors Clinic, to give us the low down on the top 10 health risks to men. What signs symptoms should we look out for and just when should we visit the doctor? Find out below… Depression and suicide There is currently a male suicide epidemic sweeping across the UK, which is typically affecting 20 to 34-year-old men. There are many reasons for this but...

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Physical activity & health

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

150 minutes of exercise a week could boost life span by more than three years A study of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day) – currently the government recommended level, saw life expectancy increase by 3.1 years People who increased their activity levels to 90 minutes saw an increase of almost three years (2.7 years) and exercising just 60 minutes...

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European Public Health Conference

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

10th European Public Health Conference: “Sustaining resilient and healthy communities”, Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, 1 – 4 November 2017 Stockholm 2017: Everybody will be there Plenary sessions and speakers We are excited to announce that Ola Rosling, director of Gapminder, will speak in commemoration of Hans Rosling, eminent thinker and public health advocate, who passed away earlier this year. Hans and Ola Rosling were co-founders of...

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Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes global action plan to defeat dementia

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has welcomed a global action plan, endorsed by the World Health Assembly, to tackle dementia and improve the lives of those living with the condition. Dr Matthew Norton, Director of Policy and Strategy at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “The global action plan is an incredibly positive step forward for dementia and highlights that the World Health Assembly is...

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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Commuting to work is bad for health Long commutes are causing poor health and productivity outcomes for the nation’s employees, according to research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. The study of more than 34,000 workers across all UK industries, which has been developed by VitalityHealth and is delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer, examined the impact of commuting as well as flexible and home...

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