Archive for October, 2011
Three out of four nurses lack the time to talk to patients, a major survey of NHS trusts has revealed.The results of a survey involving almost 3,000 nurses by researchers at King’s College London will prompt further alarm over the standards of care in the NHS. A quarter admit they are too busy to administer […]
An advisory committee has concluded that the recommended daily calorie limits to maintain a healthy weight, laid down 20 years ago, have been slightly on the low side.In 1991 the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) set out that the average man should be eating 2,550 calories daily, and the average woman […]
Posted: October 28th, 2011 under Conservatives, Doctors, Health, Health Professionals, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Nanny State, Natural Health, Obesity, Preventable Crisis, Social Health, Uncategorized, weight loss.
Tags: Andrew Lansley, Conservatives, Doctors, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, nanny state, NHS Deaths, obese, weight loss
Women who are using the contraceptive pill when they first meet their future husband are less attracted to them but are more likely to have a lasting and happy marriage, according to a new study.Marriages last on average two years longer if the female partner is on the pill when the pair share their first […]
Posted: October 27th, 2011 under Contraception, Doctors, Health, Healthcare, Natural Health, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
Tags: contraception, Doctors, Health, natural health, Sexual health
Women who eat a bar of chocolate a week could reduce their chances of having a stroke by 20 per cent, according to a new research.A study of more than 33,000 Swedish women found that those who ate the most chocolate had the lowest chance of stroke. People who ate 66g per week – about […]
Paramedics are to be told if a patient does not wish to be resuscitated or wants to die at home, under plans backed by ministers.Adults in Britain can legally refuse medical treatment, even if it leads to their death but doctors cannot undertake treatment to a patient if it clashes with any clinical judgment. Patients […]
Posted: October 25th, 2011 under Accident & Emergencies, Conservatives, Doctors, GPs, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths, Nurses, Patients, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, Andrew Lansley, Conservatives, Doctors, GPs, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths, Patients' Association
‘Nudging’ people to lose weight by thinking about their lifestyle shows little evidence of success, an analysis of published data suggests.It showed the step by step “nanny state” behavioural approach used in hospitals and clinics led to an average weight loss of 2kg or less. The report, by The Cochrane Library, looked at studies involving […]
Posted: October 24th, 2011 under Doctors, Exercise, Health, Health Websites, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Nanny State, Obesity, Social Health, Uncategorized, weight loss.
Tags: Health, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, nanny state, obese, weight loss
The number of heroin and crack cocaine users needing treatment in England has fallen by 10,000 in two years. The National Treatment Agency for Substance Abuse said the number of adults that began treatment for the class A drugs fell from 62,963 in 2008/09 to 52,933 in 2010/11. The steepest decline was in the under […]
Obesity and chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes cost Britain £20 billion a year in terms of lost productivity, analysis by the polling firm Gallup has found.Overweight and obese workers with no chronic problems take twice as many days off as comparable workers of a healthy weight, found the survey of […]
Posted: October 20th, 2011 under diabetes, Doctors, Exercise, GPs, Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Obesity, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized, weight loss.
Tags: diabetes, diabetics, Health, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, NHS Deaths, obese, weight loss
The advice on alcohol limits is too confusing according to Debbie Bannigan the head of the charity Swanswell. She says that ‘units’ mean nothing to many people – and the guidance should be clearer and easier to remember. In this week’s Scrubbing Up, she says that to have a daily “safe” amount is misleading and that […]
Posted: October 19th, 2011 under Doctors, Drugs, Health, Health Websites, Healthcare, Liver disease, NHS Deaths, Risk of Drugs, Uncategorized.
Tags: alcohol, drugs classification, Health, Health Professionals, liver disease, National Health Service, NHS Deaths, preventable crisis, Risk of Drugs
A massive recruitment drive is under way to match up thousands of diabetic patients with diabetes research projects aimed at finding a cure for the disease.The scheme is being likened to a kind of “dating agency” that puts researchers and patients in contact. Researchers say about 30% of cancer patients may be taking part in […]
Posted: October 18th, 2011 under diabetes, Doctors, Health, Health Professionals, Health Supplements, Health Websites, Healthcare, NHS Deaths, Uncategorized.
Tags: diabetes, diabetics, Health, Health Direct, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths