Health

Are you at risk of an early death? Quiz will tell you how to live healthier and longer

About 40 per cent of all deaths in the England are caused by everyday habits and behaviours, according to Public Health England (PHE). Eating too much unhealthy food, continuing to smoke and not being active enough all contribute to early deaths. This ‘How Are You?’ quiz – launched as part of PHE’s One You campaign – could reveal how to ...

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Sleep health benefits: Snoozing for longer every night could lead to a healthier diet

Adults who increased the amount of sleep they had reported consuming less sugary foods and making better nutritional choices, according to the King’s College London (KCL) study.  Researchers said the findings strengthened the link between lack of sleep and a poor quality diet. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, sought t… Daily Express :: Health Feed

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High blood pressure symptoms: Seven signs that indicate you’ve got hypertension

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can result in serious problems if left untreated.  When a blood pressure reading is taken, two numbers are produced – the systolic pressure (the higher number) which indicates the force at which your heart pumps blood around the body, and the diastolic pressure (the lower number) which records the resistance t… Daily Express ...

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Camelina oil improves blood lipid profile

The use of camelina oil reduces overall and LDL cholesterol levels in persons with impaired glucose metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. The study analysed the associations of camelina oil, fatty fish and lean fish with lipid and glucose metabolism, and low-grade inflammation. Camelina ...

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NHS hospital becomes first to drop sugar from staff canteen in fight against obesity

Tameside Hospital has swapped all confectionery for healthier options and the only drinks available for staff and visitors are tea, coffee, milk and water. Vending machines will soon switch to selling only healthier options.  Tam Fry, Chair of the National Obesity Forum, yesterday welcomed the move which he called “trailblazing.” The ban follows calls fr… Daily Express :: Health Feed

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Study shows link between regular attendance at religious services and health and longevity

Researchers from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health have published a paper in PLOS ONE that links regular attendance at religious services with improved health and lowered mortality. Ellen L. Idler, PhD, joint-appointed professor in Epidemiology at Rollins and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology, is lead author on the paper. Rollins faculty Carol Hogue, PhD, Jules and Uldeen Terry C… ...

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