Can health be affected by a patient’s location?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Dr Francine Watkins, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health Programmes at the University of Liverpool, discusses the issues that affect the quality of health within communities in the UK, and how a patient’s location may be a key factor in health inequality.  The number of people living in relative poverty in the UK has risen for the first time in nearly a decade, with almost 10 million individuals sitting...

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New Data Generation use personal information as bargaining chips for better quality of life

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

A new data generation has emerged that is acutely aware of its consumer capital and the benefits this brings to individuals and society, according to a study by SAS, the leader in analytics and the Future Foundation, an independent research agency. The study reveals eight out of 10 guard their data unless they get something in return The majority (69 per cent) of this “Data Generation” (compromising 16- to 34-year-olds) view their own personal...

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Low birth weight and poor health

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

The large-scale study, “Genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease”, which was published in Nature on Wednesday September 28, could help to target new ways of preventing and treating these diseases. This new research finds genetic differences that help to explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others. It also reveals how genetic differences provide an important link between an...

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Brits are Clueless When it Comes To Cholesterol, BMI’s and Blood Types

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Brits are clueless about their health – with more than half admitting they don’t know what their own blood group is, a study has found. Millions also have no idea what their cholesterol levels are, while others don’t know what their normal blood pressure is, their BMI, or what it should be in order to be considered healthy. What weight is healthy for your height and how many calories and glasses of water you should be consuming to be...

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Extend the smoking ban

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is supporting renewed calls from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) for the extension of smoking exclusion zones. The CIEH is calling for a smoking ban in places where children play or learn, including parks, playgrounds and local markets – backed by majority public support for the measures. The CIEH found: 56% of all adults in the UK would support a smoking ban in public parks....

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