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Heart attack survival rate boosted by high-fibre diets

Research from the US has been released highlighting that patients who have suffered a heart attack will have their long term chances of recovery improved by eating a diet which is high in fibre. These results have also been backed-up by the British Medical Journal – their own study into heart-attack survivors revealed that a … Read moreHeart attack survival rate boosted by high-fibre diets

Find out why 1 in 4 of your employees may not be performing fully!

New data from Healthy Performance Ltd, Employee Health and Wellbeing Specialists, has highlighted a basic, but very key performance issue, that could be impacting on employees from across the UK – the good news is that this could be resolved relatively simply by raising awareness. From April 2013 through to the end of March 2014, … Read moreFind out why 1 in 4 of your employees may not be performing fully!

New figures highlight significant progress in battle with cancer diagnoses

New figures have been released which highlight that around half of people living in England and Wales will survive at least 10 years following a cancer diagnoses.  Researchers have stated that a cancer does not need to be viewed as the “death sentence” it once was with the new figures suggesting a “tipping point” had … Read moreNew figures highlight significant progress in battle with cancer diagnoses

Potential link between binge drinking and overeating

A new study released by Slimming World has revealed some startling results including a potential “tipping point” where people who consume more than 3 glasses of wine can consume up to an additional 6,300 calories in the following 24 hours. These additional calories could lead to gaining around 2lb a week (900g), the survey of over … Read morePotential link between binge drinking and overeating

Common painkillers can increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat

Common painkillers (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)) can increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat which in turn can lead to heart attacks and strokes, a new study has revealed. Some NSAIDs can be effective for pain relief, however they carry the risk of atrial fibrillation among older adults, the study found. The symptoms of an … Read moreCommon painkillers can increase the risk of an irregular heartbeat

Veggies are less healthy than meat-eaters?

Last week, we reported on latest research indicating that eating seven portions of fruit and vegetables per day increased life expectancy.  However, a new and controversial study has made some conclusions that despite being more physically active than carnivores, vegetarians are less healthy. 1320 subjects in Austria were matched according to their age, sex, and … Read moreVeggies are less healthy than meat-eaters?

Eating 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day is healthier than 5-a-day

The advice could be changing from the ubiquitous message of asking people to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetable per day in order to live longer.  A new study of over 65,000 people has highlighted that eating 7 or more portions a day is healthier than the 5 currently recommended and would prolong lives.  … Read moreEating 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day is healthier than 5-a-day