Tag Archives: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine: Queen Mary University of London

A Growing Awareness of Lifestyle Risk Factors and Preventative Healthcare (BBC News / NHS Digital / Health Foundation)

Summary Awareness of lifestyle risk factors and evidence-based preventative lifestyle interventions may soon have a greater influence in medical education. “The health landscape of the UK has dramatically changed over the last 30 or 40 years and I think the … Continue reading

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Study Into the Possible Effect(s) of Retirement on Memory / Cognitive Impairment (NHS Choices / European Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary An epidemiological study of civil servants who took part in the Whitehall II Study found that while all categories of cognition function tend to decline over time, verbal memory, in particular, appears to decline at a rate 38% faster … Continue reading

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Text Messaging Improves Adherence to Cardiovascular Preventive Treatment: the INTERACT Trial (BBC News / Plos ONE)

Summary The NHS spends over £500 million on wasted medicines and avoidable illness per year, it has been estimated. Earlier research indicates that about one-third of patients do not take their medication as directed. Text messaging services could help people … Continue reading

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Low Dose Aspirin for the Over-Fifties? (BBC News / Annals of Oncology)

Summary Analysis of roughly 200 studies investigating the benefits and harms of taking aspirin indicates that a small dose of aspirin every day could help to prevent deaths from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancers. Approximately 122,000 deaths could be prevented … Continue reading

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WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 (BBC News / WHO / Cancer Research UK / British Journal of Cancer)

Summary The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, due to demographic factors including population increases and an increasingly ageing population. The WHO recommends more focus on cancer prevention, … Continue reading

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