Tag Archives: BBC Health News

Perhaps No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity? (BBC News / NHS Choices / EurekAlert!)

Summary Analysis of UK GP records by researchers at the University of Birmingham indicates that otherwise “metabolically healthy” obese people do have a statistically higher chance of heart disease, stroke or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack) and heart failure compared … Continue reading

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Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: No Solution to Dementia Tax? (BBC News)

Summary The Dilnot Commission’s recommendation, for a “cap” on each individual’s total care cost liabilities, appears to have been thwarted again. The looming probability of “catastrophic” care costs seems set to remain for persons with various long-term neurodegenerative diseases, as … Continue reading

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Separation of Elderly Couples Condemned as Inhuman and Potentially Fatal (BBC News)

Summary The involuntary separation of elderly couples, when one or both parties moves into a care home, should cease according to Sir James Munby (Family Judge). Social workers have been strongly advised to apply a “common decency” test in these circumstances … Continue reading

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Statistics on the Baby Boomer Generation’s Problem Drinking (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The latest Office for National Statistics lifestyle survey indicates that although alcohol consumption is declining in the UK generally, rates of drinking remain high among some age groups. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2017). Are Britons falling out of love … Continue reading

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Earlier Diagnosis of Glaucoma – and Possibly Many Neurodegenerative Diseases – By Retinal Examination? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary A fluorescent dye injected into the bloodstream may, in future, provide a convenient method of detecting glaucoma earlier – perhaps a decade before more overt symptoms and damage have had the opportunity to develop – by identifying changes in … Continue reading

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Latest Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Physical Exercise and Cognitive Function in Adults Older Than 50 Years of Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Summary An Australian review of 39 studies has found that physical exercise (aerobic exercise and strength training) appears to improve cognitive functioning, including memory and attention. Interventions such as aerobic exercise, resistance training, multicomponent training and tai chi all confer significant … Continue reading

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Grounds for Cautious Optimism Regarding Two Drugs Re-Purposed for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research, involving mice, has indicated promising results for the potential of two re-purposed drugs in helping to slow or halt the progression of a number of neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. “The best known drug of the pair … Continue reading

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