The government has said anti-smoking campaign – the heavily-publicised Stoptober – has been a success, and has built on the positivity generated from last year. Nearly 250,000 people in England and Wales quit smoking cigarettes for 28 days, making them five times more likely to be able to quit for good. The people who quit could … Read moreQuit-smoking campaign declared a success
With so many Charity campaigns vying for our attention, what difference does Movember really make? A decade ago in a Melbourne pub, two young men were chatting about fashion trends over a beer when they decided the moustache deserved a comeback and persuaded 30 friends to grow a ‘Mo’ for charity – for ten dollars … Read moreMovember: a fundraising fad?
Cholesterol. What is it? How does it affect us? It is in our favourite foods, our bodies produce it and it coats the arteries that help to keep us alive. That is why knowing your cholesterol level is one of the more important numbers you need to know. That all said cholesterol does get a … Read moreCholesterol: how does it affect my health and wellbeing?
Experts have recently reviewed evidence about the benefits of taking aspirin each day, including a 10 per cent drop in heart attacks and stroke, and a 15 per cent drop in heart disease. But daily use of the drug is also known in some cases to cause complications such as internal bleeding and haemorrhagic stroke … Read morePotential health risks using an aspirin a day
The dangers of eating saturated fat in foods such as butter, cakes and fatty meat is being overstated and demonised, according to a leading cardiologist. Dr Malhotra, a cardiology registrar at Croydon University Hospital, London, states the “mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice … Read moreIs there a myth behind saturated fats and heart disease?
The average Briton is struck by a health wake-up call at the age of 39, a study has just announced. Researchers found the run up to turning 40 is a key opportunity when people beign to worry about the long-term health implications of bad health habits and poor diets they enjoyed earlier in life. Around … Read moreMost Britons receive a Health and Wellbeing 'Wake-up call' just before they reach the big 4.0.
If you see any sign of blood in your urine, even if it is just once, it could be a sign of cancer, a public health campaign warns. Kidney cancer diagnoses have risen by a third in the past 10 years in England. And the death toll has increased by 7%, with about 3,500 people … Read moreTaking the pee?
Traditionally, when most of us think about health in the workplace, we tend to consider just ‘health and safety’, for example, minimising physical risks. Whilst conventional health issues, such as noise and chemical hazards are still vitally important, the conventional thinking on health in the workplace has changed. A growing concern with a good work-life … Read moreHealth, work and wellbeing: why is it important?
Over a third (35%) of respondents have stated that a return on investment (ROI) is their number one priority over the next year. This is according to research undertaken by PMI Health Group and conducted by Imperial College Business School. http://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/benefits/healthcare-and-wellbeing/demonstrating-roi-is-top-priority-for-hr/103196.article