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Reducing the risk of having a second cancer

Lesley Smith, Consequences of Treatment Programme Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support writes about subsequent cancer diagnoses for cancer patients. Improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of … Read more → – Reducing the risk of having a second cancer

What are the kids watching?

Amy Smullen, Policy Officer at the British Heart Foundation, writes about childhood obesity and media responsibility. Children love the media in all its guises. Just … Read more → – What are the kids watching?

Change4Life: healthy habits for life

Professor Kevin Fenton, the Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England, writes about the importance of getting more children moving. We’ve got to … Read more → – Change4Life: healthy habits for life

Keeping mentally and physically healthy in East Sussex

Rotherfield St Martin is a rural community organisation based in Rotherfield, East Sussex, a small village with a large elderly population. The organisation is an … Read more → – Keeping mentally and physically healthy in East Sussex

Creating a future for people with mesothelioma

Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, writes about mesothelioma for Action Mesothelioma Day. Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer in the lining of … Read more → – Creating a future for people with mesothelioma

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31 Jul: Delicious/rpmp

Guardian: Belly fat clearest sign of type 2 diabetes risk

Fat around the stomach is a better indicator of your chances of developing type 2 diabetes than BMI, which is a ratio of weight to height. Read more »Guardian: Belly fat clearest sign of type 2 diabetes risk

30 Jul: Delicious/rpmp

Nursing Times: Overweight NHS staff should slim

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens says that over half of NHS staff are overweight or obese and that incentives will be introduced to help … Read more »Nursing Times: Overweight NHS staff should slim

25 Jul: Delicious/rpmp

BBC: Sexism and poor facilities put women off sport

A report by MPs says that fewer women play sport because of sexism and boring lessons. They conclude that more and better funding and facilities are … Read more »BBC: Sexism and poor facilities put women off sport

23 Jul: Delicious/rpmp

Guardian: Loneliness and young people

Recent ONS statistics show that Britain is the loneliness capital of Europe. And 18-34-year-olds were more likely to feel lonely than the over-55s. Read more »Guardian: Loneliness and young people

23 Jul: Delicious/rpmp

BMJ: Mass treatment with statins

Ben Goldacre writes about NICE's policy of offering statins to anyone with more than a 10% 10 year risk of a heart problem or stroke. Read more »BMJ: Mass treatment with statins

23 Jul: Delicious/rpmp

BBC: Sport test

Take the test designed by Loughborough University sport scientists to find out to which sport you are best suited. Read more »BBC: Sport test

15 Jul: Delicious/rpmp

Independent: More patients suffering from 'multimorbidity'

As the population ages, researchers found that the NHS needs to improve the care it provides to patients suffering from multiple life-threatening … Read more »Independent: More patients suffering from 'multimorbidity'