Tag Archives: BBC Health News

More on International Comparisons in Life Expectancy: The Impact of Austerity? (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Increases in life expectancy in the UK may be slowing down; possibly at the fastest rate among the top twenty leading world economies. This slowdown effect was most apparent in women, where the rate of rising life expectancy fell … Continue reading

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Regular Moderate Physical Activity Improves Mental Wellbeing? (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary Regular physical exercise is linked with a lower self-reported burden of mental ill-health; although “too much” appears to be as harmful as too little activity. The optimal duration for physical activity would appear to be 45 minutes, between three … Continue reading

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Alcohol Consumption in Moderation Perhaps Not Too Harmful: Some Neuroprotective Benefits? (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Choices / Heart)

Summary New evidence suggests that moderate levels of alcohol consumption (drinking between 7 – 14 units of alcohol per week) results in a lower level of risk for developing dementia, when compared to the dementia risk for either heavy drinkers … Continue reading

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Screening for Dementia at the Opticians? (BBC News / NHS Choices / JAMA Neurology)

Summary A simple eye test, at high street opticians, for thinning of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) could in future help predict which persons are at risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Optician’s eye test ‘could spot … Continue reading

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Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension: Possible Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Stroke (BBC News / Neurology / NHS Choices / European Heart Journal)

Summary There is an association between postural hypotension in middle age and higher risk of cognitive decline, dementia or stroke in later life. Full Text Link Reference Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Recent Developments Regarding the Role(s) of Technology in the NHS (BBC News / Health Foundation / Institute for Fiscal Studies / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust / NHS England / RCN / HEE)

Summary Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has spoken of a £487 million investment into “Tech Transformation” in the NHS. Of this, £412 million has been pledged for improving technology in hospitals and increasing … 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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