Landmark health initiative warns employers that power to sway the obesity crisis is in their hands

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

As news today suggests that a fifth of the world’s population will be obese by 2025, health initiative BHWA advises employers that they have the power to influence the obesity crisis and it’s in their best interests to act. According to Majid Ezzati from Imperial College, who led the research, smart food policies and improved healthcare training can help us to avoid an “epidemic of severe obesity”. However, with the potential impact such an...

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New research suggests that early life factors could increase prostate cancer risk

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Factors that influence when boys go through puberty could affect a man’s future risk of developing prostate cancer, a large study funded by World Cancer Research Fund has found[1]. For the first time, sexual maturation was assessed using genetic markers and the study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, found that these early puberty genes were associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer in later life. Genes that could indicate...

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West Ham United legends call for more men to know their risk of Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

On the eve of World Health Day (Thursday, April 7), Diabetes UK is calling on men of all ages to go online to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes. The national charity is urging more men to use the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk online tool after findings from one million visits showed that 38 per cent more women than men are using the online tool, despite men being at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes [1]. The Know Your Risk tool is a...

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Landmark health initiative warns employers that power to sway the obesity crisis is in their hands

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

As news today suggests that a fifth of the world’s population will be obese by 2025, health initiative BHWA advises employers that they have the power to influence the obesity crisis and it’s in their best interests to act. According to Majid Ezzati from Imperial College, who led the research, smart food policies and improved healthcare training can help us to avoid an “epidemic of severe obesity”. However, with the potential impact such an...

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Dialogue with Labour’s shadow Minister Barbara Keeley MP.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Barbara Keeley was a keynote speaker at SERTUC Pensioners Network Seminar: Crisis in Care and Caring on Tuesday 15 March 2016. This account reports the discussion she had with the SERTUC seminar’s participants. Janet Shapiro – Hornsey Pensioners Action Group (HPAG) requested Barbara’s opinion on what local authorities should be doing in the current climate where they are being forced to make a legal budget stretch beyond its means. In Haringey...

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