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  • Weekly Blog 19.06.2017

    ‘Moderate’ Alcohol Consumption Linked to To Brain Death Decline Alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with an increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and steeper decline in cognitive skills, a study has found. Heavy drinking is known to be associated with poor brain health, but few studies have examined the effects of moderate drinking…

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  • Weekly Blog 12.06.2017

    Washing Hands in Cold Water ‘As Good As Hot’ US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) . The report,…

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  • Weekly Blog 05.06.2017

    Location of Body Fat ‘Predicts Cancer Risk’ Research published in the British Journal of Cancer found adding about 11cm to the waistline increased the risk of obesity related cancers by 13%. For bowel cancer, adding around 8cm to the hips is linked to an increased risk of 15%. Carrying excess body fat can change the levels of sex hormones,…

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  • Weekly Blog 29.05.2017

    Thousands of People Undiagnosed With Irregular Heartbeat Up to 500,000 people could be unaware that they have an irregular heartbeat, dramatically increasing their risk of stroke, estimates show.   Research suggests that one in six people will develop an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), during their lifetime. Workers Feel Bosses Put Performance Instead of…

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  • Weekly Blog 22.05.2017

    Two In Three Adults Have Suffered A Mental Health Problem The study by the Mental Health Foundation found this issue is becoming worse, with younger people more likely than those over the age of 55 to say that they have experienced a mental health issue.  People between the ages of 18 and 54 were significantly…

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  • Weekly Blog 15.05.2017

    Commuters ‘Walk a Marathon Every Fortnight’ More than three million commuters are walking the equivalent of a marathon (26.2 miles) every fortnight getting to and from work, research suggests. The ICM poll for Macmillan Cancer Support found 11% of workers spend more than 40 minutes a day walking as part of their commute – including between…

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  • Weekly Blog 01.05.2017

    Global Obesity ‘Has Reached Pandemic Levels’ Urgent action is required to limit the global fallout from rising obesity levels, according to a report published by health insurance provider Aetna International.  The report, based on data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations, governments and the global food industry, calls upon governments, food producers,…

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  • Weekly Blog 27.03.2017

    Yoga v CBT A study in the Journal of Workplace Behavioural Health finds that a yoga-based stress management intervention for mental healthcare staff demonstrates ‘some benefit above and beyond’ stress management based on cognitive behavioural therapy. The reported benefits include increased physical activity, better overall mental health, and decreased secondary traumatic stress. Both interventions were…

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