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High levels of bad cholesterol linked to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have found that patients with higher than normal levels of “bad” cholesterol in their blood tended to have more harmful tangles of protein inside their brain cells. These tangles, known as beta amyloid plaques, are one of the main physical signs of Alzheimer’s disease and are thought to interfere with the way brain cells … Read moreHigh levels of bad cholesterol linked to Alzheimer's disease

New anti-smoking advert raises awareness of toxic dangers to the brain

A new anti-smoking campaign begins today and offers support, advice and a range of tools for anyone looking to stop smoking. The new television adverts warn how smoke makes blood “dirty and thick with toxins” which then circulate in the body, increasing the risks of a stroke. With the strapline – “If you could see the damage, … Read moreNew anti-smoking advert raises awareness of toxic dangers to the brain

Nearly 650,000 employees call in sick every week

New research from the British Heart Foundation has made for some astonishing statistics this week – nearly 650,000 employees call in sick each week. This figure translates to around 2% of the UK workforce being absent through illness at some point every week.  Sickness is estimated to cost the UK economy £100 billion per year. … Read moreNearly 650,000 employees call in sick every week

Healthy Performance launches online health tool

EXCLUSIVE: Healthy Performance has launched an online health assessment tool for employers and employees. The tool provides employers with a live dashboard where they can see anonymous, real-time data as employees complete their health assessments. Employers are then provided with an overall wellbeing score and a health risk score for their workforce, while employees are provided with an … Read moreHealthy Performance launches online health tool

Recent campaign leads to a "dramatic rise" in lung cancer diagnoses

A campaign which encouraged English people with an ongoing cough to see their doctor, has seen a “dramatic rise” in lung cancer diagnoses, the figures have indicated. The campaign, which ran in England in 2012, said people should go to their Doctor if they had had a cough for more than three weeks. As a … Read moreRecent campaign leads to a "dramatic rise" in lung cancer diagnoses