Category Archives: Health

1 in 10 Men Aged 50 Have a Heart Age 10 Years Older Than They Are

Heart Age Test is the only known way of measuring our heart age, which shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke. The higher our heart age, the higher our risk. Analysis of … Continue reading

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Lithium in Tap Water May Cut Dementia

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark. Lithium is naturally found in tap water, although the amount varies. The findings, based on a study … Continue reading

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Walk faster if you’re Middle-Aged

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health. Officials at Public Health England said the amount of activity people did started to tail off from … Continue reading

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More People Can Give Blood Following Scientific Review

The government has announced changes to blood donation rules following a review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO). As a result of the latest clinical evidence, more people will be given the opportunity … Continue reading

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Study Says Nine Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Dementia Risk

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking … Continue reading

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NHS Ranked Number One Health System

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency. The research by the Commonwealth Fund, a US think tank, looked at … Continue reading

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Home Secretary Announces Action Plan to Tackle Acid Attacks

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks. As part of the action plan, the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) guidance to prosecutors will be reviewed … Continue reading

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