Tag Archives: Risk Factors of Stroke

Draft Guidance on the Obesity Risk Factor (NICE Guideline Consultation / BBC News)

Summary The Centre for Public Health at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a public health guideline on “Maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain among children and adults”. It recommends children being … Continue reading

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Stoptober 2014 Recruitment Campaign (Public Health England)

Summary The 2014 Stoptober Campaign is supported by British comedians, encouraging smokers to “swap fags for gags”. Last year’s Stoptober Campaign helped 250,000 people to take part; 65% of whom stopped for 28 days. Full Text Link Reference Smokers encouraged … Continue reading

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High Intensity Training: Suitable for the Elderly? (BBC News / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / FSEM)

Summary Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise, known as High Intensity Training (HIT), could potentially transform the health of elderly people by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve general fitness. Researchers at Abertay University believe HIT could help reduce … Continue reading

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Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Tobacco Use and Dementia (WHO / BBC News)

Summary This World Health Organization (WHO) document is part of a series of tobacco use knowledge summaries. It has been prepared with the help of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and summarises the current evidence. “Smokers have a 45% higher risk of … Continue reading

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Draft Guidelines Recommend More People to Use Statins (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that more middle-aged people should be given cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against cardiovascular disease (CVD) and strokes. Draft guidance recommends offering statins to people with a 10% or … Continue reading

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Smoking Increases Risk of Stroke and Dementia (Public Health England)

Summary The Public Health England (PHE) “Smokefree Health Harms” campaign highlights the damage to health which can be caused by smoking. The inhalation of dangerous chemicals from cigarettes (such as arsenic and cyanide) can damage the vascular system and major organs, … Continue reading

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Global Study of Stroke Statistics: Stroke in Younger People Now More Common (NHS Choices / Lancet / Lancet Global Health)

Summary A major international research project – reviewing 119 studies (58 from high-income countries and 61 from low-income / middle-income countries) has discovered – amongst many other statistics – that the proportion of younger people affected by stroke is increasing. Stroke … Continue reading

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