Category Archives: In the News

Vitamin D May Not Offer Protection Against Neurological Diseases? (NHS Choices / Nutritional Neuroscience / BJPsych Open)

Summary A recent systematic review of studies into the role of Vitamin D exposure levels / deficiency or supplementation in four neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease) found little conclusive evidence for any … Continue reading

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Help and Advice on Debt / Mental Ill-Health Double Whammy (BBC News / Mental Health UK)

Summary Help is available for persons struggling with combined mental health and money management / debt problems. Full Text Link Reference ‘I never thought I’d be alive to pay back my huge debt’. London: BBC Health News, July 6th 2018. … Continue reading

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Health Benefits From Muscle and Bone Strengthening Exercises and Balance Activity (BBC News / PHE / Centre for Ageing Better / NHS England)

Summary A review commissioned by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better indicates that muscle and bone strengthening, and balance activities, bring health benefits for adults of all ages, including older adults. Poor muscle strength increases the risk … Continue reading

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NHS70: Some Recent Publications and Statistics (ONS / NHS Digital / BBC News / CQC)

Summary The National Health Service (NHS) was created seven decades ago today. Different organisations have marked this event in their own distinct ways. Two sets of brief statistical eye-openers. The first is from the Office for National Statistics: Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Potentially Ineffective / Low-Value Treatments in the NHS Under Review (BBC News)

Summary NHS England is actively considering proposals to discontinue or reduce the availability of 17 routine procedures considered to be either ineffective or risky. The aim is to improve patient outcomes, reduce waste in the NHS (by an estimated 200 … Continue reading

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Patterns Indicative of the Elastic Limits to Human Life-Span? (NHS Choices / Science)

Summary Italian research into longevity indicates that death rates tend to increase up to age 80, then decrease and actually level-off after the age of 105 years. This implies that the biological (absolute) limits to longevity may not yet have … Continue reading

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Proposals for a Social Care Premium: Grasping the Nettle or Another Modest Proposal? (BBC News / House of Commons)

Summary If social care is to become free at the point of delivery, with a definite cap on the burden to be carried by individual families, the Government’s Green Paper planned for Autumn 2018 has to solve a funding gap … Continue reading

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