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Three-fold increase in insulin use

Three-fold increase in insulin use | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The number of people using insulin to treat diabetes trebled between 1991 and 2010, researchers from Cardiff and Bristol universities have found.
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People who know their 'heart age' make greater improvements to their heart health

People who know their 'heart age' make greater improvements to their heart health | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
New research suggests that talking to patients about their heart health using the "Heart Age" concept, a simple way of estimating and expressing cardiovascular risk, promotes behavioral changes that result in a reduction in their CVD risk, leading...
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High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Lead to Heart Disease

High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Lead to Heart Disease | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
February is heart health month, and a new study that provides clues to young people about keeping their hearts healthy. The study looks at high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attack or strok...
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Mediterranean Diet: A weapon in the fight against heart disease

Mediterranean Diet: A weapon in the fight against heart disease | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
When it comes to women and heart disease, the startling facts seem countless.
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World facing cancer 'tidal wave'

World facing cancer 'tidal wave' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar must be considered, says the World Health Organization.
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Councils 'pay too little for care'

Councils 'pay too little for care' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Most councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for personal home care, a BBC investigation suggests.
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Peru ends forced sterilisation probe

Peru ends forced sterilisation probe | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Peruvian authorities clear the government of the ex-President Alberto Fujimori of carrying out a campaign of forced sterilisations in the 1990s.
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Two million 'may need weight op'

Two million 'may need weight op' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Up to two million people in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery, such as the fitting of gastric bands, experts believe.
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Can anti-smoking tactics curb obesity?

Can anti-smoking tactics curb obesity? | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
New guidelines recommend "harder hitting" anti-obesity campaigns in the UK, akin to anti-tobacco ads. But are the issues as similar as they first appear?
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Major UK Supermarkets Launch New Food Labels

Major UK Supermarkets Launch New Food Labels | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Retailers accounting for 60% of the food sold in the UK sign up to a new Government labelling scheme aimed at tackling obesity.
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HIV vaccine trial starts in London

HIV vaccine trial starts in London | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A fresh effort to find a vaccine for HIV is beginning at laboratories in a London hospital and two centres in Africa.
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Multi-buy ban 'cuts alcohol sales'

Multi-buy ban 'cuts alcohol sales' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The amount of alcohol sold in Scottish shops has fallen by 2.6% in the year since multi-buy promotions were banned, research suggests.
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Hunger Map

Hunger Map | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.
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Scots could 'sleepwalk into obesity'

Scots could 'sleepwalk into obesity' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Scots risk "sleepwalking into obesity" if they do not take more exercise, an expert from the University of South Carolina warns.
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Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors - Mayo Clinic

Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors - Mayo Clinic | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
All women face the threat of heart disease. Discover how to protect your heart.
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How the Dallas Buyers Club changed HIV treatment in the US

How the Dallas Buyers Club changed HIV treatment in the US | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
This article contains spoilers.In the award-winning movie The Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey plays the role of Ron Woodroof, a real-life Texas cowboy who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1985…...
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Measles global deaths decline by 78%

Measles global deaths decline by 78% | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Global deaths from measles dropped 78% between 2000 and 2012, estimates the World Health Organization.
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Data reveals England's fattest areas

Data reveals England's fattest areas | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Copeland in West Cumbria is the fattest local authority area in England, according to new government figures.
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Sweet tooth linked to heart attacks

Sweet tooth linked to heart attacks | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Eating too many sugary drinks, desserts and sweets could increase your risk of having a heart attack, the findings of a large US study suggest.
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Now We Know How HIV Causes AIDS | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Now We Know How HIV Causes AIDS | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
New findings by researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Virology at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) have upended how we understand the pathogenesis ...
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Get advice early, unwell people told

Get advice early, unwell people told | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
People with worries about their health - especially those over 60 - should seek help earlier, a new campaign from NHS England says.
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Food labels system to be rolled out

Food labels system to be rolled out | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.
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Early death variations 'shocking'

Early death variations 'shocking' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says variations in early death rates across England show action is needed to identify health challenges.
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HIV inner shell structure revealed

HIV inner shell structure revealed | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have for the first time unravelled the complex structure of the inner protein shell of the HIV molecule.
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Famine risks are 'badly managed'

Famine risks are 'badly managed' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Famine early warning systems have a good track record of predicting food shortages but are poor at triggering early action, a report concludes.
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