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Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Visualizations | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Visualizations | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
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Gum and heart link 'breakthrough'

Gum and heart link 'breakthrough' | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have established one reason why gum disease may increase the risk of heart disease.
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Tom Bolshaw was right

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Number living with HIV rises 10%

Number living with HIV rises 10% | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
There has been a 10% increase in the number of people living with HIV in the last two years, the Public Health Agency says.
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What are the reasons for this?

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What are the top five happiest parts of the UK?

What are the top five happiest parts of the UK? | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
I need more time to digest the new statistics on national well-being, but one finding got me sitting bolt upright in my chair today.
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The geography of happiness!!  ;-)

 

Happiness and health- connected?

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North-South heart death 'divide'

North-South heart death 'divide' | AS 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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lots more similar articles from the BBC click this one to see further links

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HIV baby 'cured' by treatment

HIV baby 'cured' by treatment | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
US doctors say they seem to have cured a baby born with HIV - the virus that causes Aids - through very early treatment with standard drug therapy.
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Slideshow: Preventing Malnutrition in Niger | Doctors Without Borders

Slideshow: Preventing Malnutrition in Niger | Doctors Without Borders | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
In 2006, half of the children aged six months to three years in the Guidan Roumdji district of Maradi, Niger, suffered from acute malnutrition.
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The REAL health map of Britain: From the lowest life expectancy to the fattiest diet, how are you likely to fare?

The REAL health map of Britain: From the lowest life expectancy to the fattiest diet, how are you likely to fare? | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
Where we live really does have an impact on our health, as this unique map reveals. Some of the findings are predictable - but others are highly surprising.
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BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China cigarette order up in smoke

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China cigarette order up in smoke | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
A Chinese county has rescinded a rule urging its government workers to smoke more in order to boost tax income.
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BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Mark Easton's UK

BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Mark Easton's UK | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
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BBC News - Rising obesity prompts higher antibiotic doses call

BBC News - Rising obesity prompts higher antibiotic doses call | AS 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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Health gap 'wider than 1930s'

Health gap 'wider than 1930s' | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
The health inequality gap in Britain is greater than it was during the post-World War I slump and the Great Depression, a study suggests.
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Is obesity a disease?

Is obesity a disease? | AS 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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NHS 'misses A&E waiting time target'

NHS 'misses A&E waiting time target' | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
The NHS in England missed its A&E target in the first three months of the year, with a sharp rise in those waiting more than four hours, researchers say.
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'Floss for fertility', women told

'Floss for fertility', women told | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
Gum disease and poor oral health lowers fertility, say experts.
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Wow

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Mystery of Glasgow's health problems

Mystery of Glasgow's health problems | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
Glasgow has a reputation for ill health, but that alone can't explain Scotland's largest city's shocking mortality rates
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The north/south divide on antidepressants

The north/south divide on antidepressants | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
New figures reveal that the NHS in England spent more than £270m on antidepressants last year - a massive 23% increase on 2010. The health service spent almost £1m a week more on the drugs than the year before.
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UK 'lags in Europe health league'

UK 'lags in Europe health league' | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
The UK is lagging behind progress by similar countries on many indicators for ill-health, research suggests.
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Pharmaceutical Corporations and Medical Research — Global Issues

Pharmaceutical Corporations and Medical Research — Global Issues | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
Concern is rising at the priorities of medical research and pharmaceutical companies.
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2012 World Population Data Sheet Interactive Map - Population Reference Bureau

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US backs first home-use HIV test

US backs first home-use HIV test | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
An over-the-counter HIV test that can be used at home is expected to be sold in the US within months, after winning approval from regulators.
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Tobacco displays facing shop ban

Tobacco displays facing shop ban | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
Tobacco displays in shops will be banned in England as part of a package of measures to discourage smoking.
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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | 2005 | Bird Flu

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | 2005 | Bird Flu | AS Health Issues | Scoop.it
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BBC News - Obesity rise on death certificates, researchers say

BBC News - Obesity rise on death certificates, researchers say | AS 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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