Losing Weight Is Child’s Play, According to New Research

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Forget running, walking and other traditional exercises for losing weight — if you want to get in shape you should go back to the playground, according to new research. Old school works-out like star jumps, hopscotch and skipping burn more calories and use more muscles than the nation’s favourite ways to work out. Experts claim those wanting to drop dress-sizes would be better off skipping for 15 minutes to lose 215 calories, rather than...

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Further reflections on hospital inpatient experiences

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

In September last year I commented on my experience as a recent  visitor observing the care received by a close relative as a hospital inpatient. This is an update based on another episode as a visitor observing yet another episode of hospital inpatient care experienced by the same close relative. Many years ago I formed the view that rehabilitation was the cinderella of the NHS. The numbers of staff – physiotherapists, speech therapists,...

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Be an everyday athlete, boost your life span by more than 3 years

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Becoming an everyday athlete could boost life span by more than three years. People can improve their life expectancy by more than three years by increasing their daily activity levels Health and life insurer Vitality launches UK wide ‘Everyday Athlete’ campaign to inspire the nation to make small changes to realise lasting health improvement Partnership announced with RAND Europe to investigate the long term implications of a lack of everyday...

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Macmillan Cancer Support responds to new cancer survival rate figures

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

New one-year cancer survival rate figures for England out today, released by the Public Health England National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) in partnership with the Office for National Statistics, show that for many common cancers more than one in three people will survive their cancer for at least a year despite being diagnosed at a later stage.1 Dr Fran Woodard, Executive Director of Policy and Impact at Macmillan Cancer...

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Ending discrimination in Mental Health. Conference and Live Broadcast

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Ending Discrimination in Mental Health, Conference and Live Broadcast “Turning the Crisis Tap Off”, Thursday 13th October 2016, Amba Hotel Marble Arch, Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7EH. Black African Caribbean Men are up to 6.6 times as likely to be admitted as inpatients or detained under the Mental Health Act as the average population. It is one of the deepest and most discriminatory social failures of our education, social,...

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