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BMA: Health inequality 'persistent'

BMA: Health inequality 'persistent' | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Health inequalities between rich and poor in Scotland remain "stubbornly persistent" according to doctors' leaders.
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North West tops alcohol-related liver deaths table

North West tops alcohol-related liver deaths table | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Rates of premature death from liver disease are higher in the North West than anywhere else in England and are also increasing at a faster rate, according to a report from the North West Public Hea...
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North-South heart death 'divide'

North-South heart death 'divide' | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Deaths through heart disease are highest in the north west of England, according to a survey of primary care trusts.
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Rich will live life to the full 20 years longer than poor, official figures show - Telegraph

Rich will live life to the full 20 years longer than poor, official figures show - Telegraph | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Stark divide in life chances between rich and poor laid bare in official study showing most well-off have 20 years more of productive lifespan than most deprived
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H5N1: WHO: 140,000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan

H5N1: WHO: 140,000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
“WHO is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera. ....”
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BBC News - Rising obesity prompts higher antibiotic doses call

BBC News - Rising obesity prompts higher antibiotic doses call | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Doctors may have to start prescribing higher doses of antibiotics because of rising rates of obesity, say experts.
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BBC News - Obesity rise on death certificates, researchers say

BBC News - Obesity rise on death certificates, researchers say | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Obesity is increasingly being listed as a cause of death in England, analysis of death certificates shows.
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Contaminated water proves a quiet killer - Times of India

Contaminated water proves a quiet killer - Times of India | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
“Contaminated water proves a quiet killer Times of India The deaths in Karnataka were attributed to five diseases -- acute diarrhoeal diseases, enteric fever (typhoid), viral hepatitis, cholera and acute encephalitis.”
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Revealed for the first time: the cancer map of Britain - Telegraph

Revealed for the first time: the cancer map of Britain - Telegraph | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
A combination of smoking, drinking, poor diet and social deprivation has made parts of northern England and Scotland the "cancer counties" of Britain, according to the first cancer atlas.
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Life expectancy: north-south lifestyle divide blamed for health inequalities

Life expectancy: north-south lifestyle divide blamed for health inequalities | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
There is a clear north-south divide in patterns of binge drinking and unhealthy eating which help explain a growing life expectancy gap, new analysis shows
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Huge gulf in diabetes amputations

Huge gulf in diabetes amputations | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Leg amputation rates for people with diabetes are 10 times higher in some parts of England than in others.
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The wealthiest get 20 more years of life in good health than the most deprived

The wealthiest get 20 more years of life in good health than the most deprived | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Women in the most disadvantaged areas between 2009 and 2011 would expect to live 20.1 fewer years in “good health” than those in the least disadvantaged while for men the gap is 19.3 years
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Is obesity a disease?

Is obesity a disease? | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Last week, the American Medical Association voted to classify obesity as a disease. But is being fat the same as being sick?
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Which are the most overweight areas in England?

Which are the most overweight areas in England? | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese according to new data released by Public Health England.
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BBC News - Child obesity trends 'suggest class divide is emerging'

BBC News - Child obesity trends 'suggest class divide is emerging' | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
A widening class gap is likely to be seen in the coming years over childhood obesity, a study suggests.
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Figures show extent of NHS reliance on foreign nationals

Figures show extent of NHS reliance on foreign nationals | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Thinktank warns stricter immigration rules could hit service after stats show 11% of all staff and 26% of doctors are non-British
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World Aids Day 2013: 'HIV is not in your mindset at 50-plus'

World Aids Day 2013: 'HIV is not in your mindset at 50-plus' | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
Freed from concerns over contraception and complacent over the risks of unprotected sex, a growing number of older people are falling victim to HIV – with new cases among heterosexual men and women doubling over the past decade.
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World AIDS Day: Forget politics, HIV could be the deadliest Arab up-rising yet

World AIDS Day: Forget politics, HIV could be the deadliest Arab up-rising yet | AQA AS Geography: Health Issues | Scoop.it
The Arab world is never far from the international headlines, but when it comes to HIV, it tends to take a back seat.
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