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Plea for more NHS obesity action

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Health experts call for a review of specialist obesity services claiming there is "inadequate" provision in the NHS to treat overweight patients.
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Fears raised 'free NHS' will end

Fears raised 'free NHS' will end | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.
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Why is Glasgow the UK’s sickest city?

Why is Glasgow the UK’s sickest city? | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Babies born in Glasgow are expected to live the shortest lives of any in Britain. What's behind the Glasgow Effect?
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Under-fives death rate 'high in UK'

Under-fives death rate 'high in UK' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The UK has one of the highest rates of death for children under five in Western Europe, according to new research published in The Lancet.
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Pharma buyout 'threat to research'

Pharma buyout 'threat to research' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Scientific bodies warn that the possible takeover of AstraZenica by US rival Pfizer may weaken Britain's science base.
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Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply

Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
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Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

Binge drinking 'link to overeating' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.
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Lagging UK health? We should blame ourselves, not the NHS

Lagging UK health? We should blame ourselves, not the NHS | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Michael White: Unhealthy headlines and Mid Staff failings bring calls for heads to roll, but much in the NHS is better and we must do the same
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Games host Glasgow shown to have worst life expectancy in UK

Games host Glasgow shown to have worst life expectancy in UK | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Office for National Statistics finds just 75% of boys and 85% of girls in Scottish city can expect to reach their 65th birthday
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Happiness is good for your health, so what are councils doing about it?

Happiness is good for your health, so what are councils doing about it? | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
It's not new age bunkum: research suggests that wellbeing has as much of an impact on our overall health as income
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Labour considers raising national insurance to fix £30bn NHS 'black hole'

Labour considers raising national insurance to fix £30bn NHS 'black hole' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Drastic action needed to keep NHS in anything like its current form, says former minister Frank Field, as elderly care costs rise
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For Chinese women, unmarried motherhood remains the final taboo

For Chinese women, unmarried motherhood remains the final taboo | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Sex outside marriage was illegal in China until 1997 but the bigotry that led mothers to abandon children is finally shifting
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England to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes

England to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Public health minister says review commissioned after decision was postponed last year makes compelling case for change
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S.African HIV prevalence rises on soaring new infections - Yahoo News

Yahoo News S.African HIV prevalence rises on soaring new infections Yahoo News JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa is rising due to the world's fastest growth in new infections and a higher patient survival rate,...
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The country that's hooked on tobacco

The country that's hooked on tobacco | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
East Timor has one of the highest smoking rates in the world - why is one of South East Asia's poorest nations so addicted to cigarettes?
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NHS Urged To Send Obese To Slimming Clubs

NHS Urged To Send Obese To Slimming Clubs | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Slimming World, Rosemary Conley and Weight Watchers are among the groups GPs will be advised to send patients to.
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Many 'cannot afford a decent diet'

Many 'cannot afford a decent diet' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Many people do not have enough income for a "decent diet", public health experts claim in an open letter to the prime minister.
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Health atlas shows risks by area

Health atlas shows risks by area | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.
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A 'third of UK adults struggle' to afford healthy food

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High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
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Pensioners could get death estimate

Pensioners could get death estimate | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.
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Healthcare in Lesotho at risk as hospital threatens to bankrupt health budget - video

Healthcare in Lesotho at risk as hospital threatens to bankrupt health budget - video | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A Lesotho hospital which was built using public and private financing is criticised by Oxfam as it deprives poor, rural areas of funding
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Britons are living longer than ever, but it doesn't mean we're healthier

Britons are living longer than ever, but it doesn't mean we're healthier | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Pensions minister says death estimate would help pensioners manage money, but quality of life is as important as quantity
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Cuba's condom shortage raises fears of imminent health crisis

Cuba's condom shortage raises fears of imminent health crisis | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Country's condom providers cannot match demand, reports say, as residents search the island for dwindling supply
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Population growth in sub-Saharan Africa raises food supply alarm - FT.com

Population growth in sub-Saharan Africa raises food supply alarm - FT.com | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
When Harry Harrison published Make Room!, Make Room! in 1966 – a dystopian vision of an overpopulated world of 7bn people that rationed food rigorously – the global population was just over 3bn.
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China cracks down on illegal sex-determination clinics

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Chinese court jails suspected members of gang accused of offering procedure connected to female foetuses being aborted
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Michael Mosley's guide to reaching the seven-a-day target

Michael Mosley's guide to reaching the seven-a-day target | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A recent study has suggested that we should significantly increase the amount of fruit and vegetables we eat from five a day to at least seven. So how would Michael Mosley do it?
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