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The cigarettes that worry tobacco firms

The cigarettes that worry tobacco firms | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Tobacco companies warn smuggling could rise if the UK removes branding from cigarette packets - when Australia did this the biggest rise was in sales of brands known as "illicit whites".
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Exercise advice is 'unrealistic'

Exercise advice is 'unrealistic' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue doctors should promote small increases in activity instead.
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Plain Cigarette Packaging Law Brought Forward

Plain Cigarette Packaging Law Brought Forward | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The Government announces legislation will be brought before Parliament in time to be agreed before the election in May.
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Child car smoking ban bill launched

Child car smoking ban bill launched | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
South of Scotland Lib Dem MSP Jim Hume formally launches a bill at Holyrood to prevent smoking in cars with children in them.
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Obese lose up to eight years of life

Obese lose up to eight years of life | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.
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HIV evolving 'into milder form'

HIV evolving 'into milder form' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.
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'World grappling with malnutrition'

'World grappling with malnutrition' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Every nation on the planet, except China, is crossing a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too little or too much nutrition, a report warns.
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Cash Incentives To Tackle Obesity Crisis

Cash Incentives To Tackle Obesity Crisis | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Employers may offer workers cash incentives to lose weight under NHS-backed plans to tackle obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse.
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Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
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Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk'

Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Going up several skirt sizes in midlife could be a warning sign of increased breast cancer risk, research suggests.
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Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE

Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
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Heart Disease To Cost UK £15bn In 2014

Heart Disease To Cost UK £15bn In 2014 | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
New research reveals that the biggest killer of men in Britain is having an increasing impact on the country's economy.
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Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.
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NHS: The parties' spending plans

NHS: The parties' spending plans | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
With the NHS facing an estimated £30bn funding gap by 2020, what are the political parties proposing to do?
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Want to Save Lives? You Need a Map of What's Doing Us In | WIRED

Want to Save Lives? You Need a Map of What's Doing Us In | WIRED | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
If sorrow were a landscape, here’s how it would look from a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet.
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Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Car smoke ban 'to start in October' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
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U-turn over obese surgery bar plan

U-turn over obese surgery bar plan | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The NHS in Devon drops plans to force smokers to quit and the morbidly obese to lose weight before receiving routine surgical procedures.
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Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future

Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.
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Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

Obesity 'costing same as smoking' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.
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Joined-up care: The elephant in the room

Joined-up care: The elephant in the room | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Ministers are claiming they are joining up the health and social care systems to improve the support given to vulnerable patients. But are the plans as good as they sound, asks Nick Triggle.
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NHS five-year plan 'packs a punch'

NHS five-year plan 'packs a punch' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
BBC health editor Hugh Pym gives his take on an NHS document which sheds light on how the service could be run in the next five years.
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Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.
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Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss

Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.
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Maths helps find climate-proof crops

Maths helps find climate-proof crops | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.
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