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Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health, an international study in the Lancet suggests.Researchers found a 10% reduction in premature births and severe childhood asthma attacks within a year of smoke-free laws being introduced. A research team analysed 11 previous studies from North America and Europe. The Royal […]
Posted: March 27th, 2014 under Doctors, Health Direct, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, smokers, Uncategorized.
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Dementia has been described as a “global disaster waiting to happen” and the biggest health and care problem of a generation.Someone is diagnosed with the disease every four seconds and cases are expected to soar from 44 million now to 135 million by 2050. The disease already costs the world £370 billion each year. This […]
The NHS must stop turning a “blind eye” to smoking and ban it in all hospital grounds in England, according to new guidance.The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) said that it wanted to see smoking shelters scrapped so patients, visitors and staff could not light up. Staff should also stop helping patients out of […]
Posted: November 26th, 2013 under Cancer, Health Direct, health insurance, NHS Deaths, NICE, smokers, Uncategorized.
Tags: Cancer, cancer drugs, cancer survival, Health Direct, health insurance, NHS Deaths, smokers, smoking ban
Cancers caused by smoking, drinking and excessive sunbathing have soared in the past decade- official statistics have revealed.The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal large increases in the incidence of so called “lifestyle” related cancers. The biggest rise has been in the rate of malignant skin cancer, which has increased by […]
Posted: June 27th, 2013 under Cancer, Diets, Drugs, Exercise, Healthcare, NHS Deaths, Obesity, Preventable Crisis, smokers, Uncategorized.
Tags: Cancer, cancer drugs, cancer survival, diabetes, drugs classification, NHS Deaths, obese, preventable crisis
New NHS IVF treatment rules have been drawn up in Scotland. Couples who need help conceiving will be guaranteed two free infertility treatments from 1 July, however the treatments will only be available to those under 40, and it will not be offered to women who are obese. In addition, couples need to have been […]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Doctors, Health, IVF, maternity, NHS Cash Shortages, NHS Targets, Obesity, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, smokers, Uncategorized, weight loss.
Tags: Doctors, IVF, maternity, nhs cash shortages, obese, pregnancy, Sexual health, weight loss
Smoking may worsen a hangover after drinking heavily US research concludes- although the reason why is unclear.Researchers asked 113 US students to keep a diary for eight weeks, recording their drinking and smoking habits and any hangover symptoms. When they drank heavily- around six cans of beer an hour – those who also smoked suffered […]
Posted: March 14th, 2013 under Doctors, Health Direct, Health Websites, Preventable Crisis, Risk of Drugs, smokers, Social Health, Uncategorized.
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Deaths from lung cancer have overtaken deaths from breast cancer as it becomes the most lethal form of the disease among British women, new research has shown.Lung cancer kills 16,000 women a year in the UK, compared with 12,000 for breast cancer. The rise in lung cancer is attributed to the rise in young women […]
Posted: March 5th, 2013 under Cancer, Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths, Patients, Preventable Crisis, smokers, Uncategorized.
Tags: Cancer, cancer survival, Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths, preventable crisis, smokers, smoking ban
Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the watershed, doctors have said, in a call for action over obesity.The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents nearly every doctor in the UK, said ballooning waistlines already constituted a “huge crisis”. Its report said current measures were failing and called […]
Posted: February 19th, 2013 under Diets, Doctors, Healthcare, NHS Deaths, Obesity, smokers, Uncategorized, weight loss.
Tags: Doctors, NHS Deaths, obese, preventable crisis, smoking ban, weight loss
Children as young as 12 are being given nicotine patches by NHS nurses at school- without the knowledge or permission from their parents.The patches are being distributed by nurses employed by NHS South West Essex who visit schools every fortnight and speak to the children confidentially. NHS guidelines say children as young as 12 can […]
Posted: January 24th, 2013 under Cancer, Care Professionals, Health, Nanny State, NHS Cash Shortages, Nurses, smokers, Uncategorized.
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The number of children with symptoms of asthma who have been admitted to hospital has fallen since the ban on smoking in public places came into effect.Research shows there was a 12.3% fall in admissions in the first year after the law came into place in July 2007, and these have continued to drop in […]
Posted: January 21st, 2013 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health Direct, Preventable Crisis, smokers, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, Conservatives, Health Professionals, lung cancer, preventable crisis, smokers, smoking ban