Type 2 diabetes can now be considered ‘common’ among the under 40s, according to a leading researcher, as a new study reveals a sharp rise in the number of people with the condition in the UK.
Research by Cardiff University shows that in 1991 there were some 150 cases of the condition per [...]
Study highlights inequalities across the nation
People who live in Manchester are more likely to die from coronary heart disease than anywhere else in the UK, research has found.
The area of Tameside in the city is the UK’s ‘heart disease capital’, the report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) suggests.
Sixty five per cent of men are now classed as obese – and only one in three is now a ‘normal’ weight, new figures show.
The statistics, from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show a ‘marked increase’ in obesity over the last 20 years, with 58% of women now [...]
US study suggests office workers are at risk
Office workers could be at greater risk of developing chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease simply because they sit at their desk for hours at a time, research reveals.
A US study suggests that individuals who spend more than four hours a [...]
Winter fuel payments for richer individuals should be stopped and the money saved should be used to pay for a cap on long-term care costs, a former minister has said.
Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow claimed that doing so would defuse an elderly care “time bomb”.
Burstow made the comments as he backed a [...]
Job loss and unemployment are associated with an increased risk of heart attack, a new study has found.
Researchers in the US have found that even short periods without work are a “significant” risk factor for heart attack.
Dont forget your health
After studying the effects of employment status, job losses and time spent unemployed on [...]
Short-term and long-term absence levels suffer
Smokers take an average of 2.7 more sick days each year than their non-smoking colleagues and cost UK businesses £1.4bn in lost productivity.
Smoking was linked to higher rates of both short-term and long-term absences in research from the University of Nottingham, which analysed the results of [...]
Too many GPs are failing to send enough patients for life-saving scans to diagnose cancer, according to research published today which suggests that some are 60 times less likely than others to receive the test.
The National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) said there is “wide variation” across England in the numbers [...]
Waiting times, patient experience and availability to drugs and treatments all set to worsen
Three key factors which are said to drive demand for private medical insurance (PMI) are the main areas of concern for chief executives and chairs of cash-strapped NHS organisations over the next twelve months, according to a survey [...]