Towp Health Archives: April 2017

April 28, 2017. The 'cancer drugs fund' which ran in England from 2010 to 2016 and cost 1.7 billion pounds was a huge waste of money and could have caused some patients to suffer unnecessary pain. Kings Collage. London.  

April 27, 2017. You're 2 times more intellectually quick if you play video games and 1.75 times more attuned to your hand and eye coordinationColumbia University.

April 27, 2017. Eating 'snot' and 'mucus' has a raft of health benefits. Along with skin and tears it makes up our first line of defence against disease. It forms an invisible barrier against invading germs from crucial proteins in mucus called salivary mucus. Protects the teeth from bacteria that's responsible for causing cavities. Being seen by some as being an alternative to antibiotics. Some evidence that mucus in snot could defend against respiratory infections and stomach ulcers. Katharina Ribbeck, PhD. Department of Biological Engineering. 

April 26, 2017. The heart is like any muscle in the body. Exercise it and it will grow, enlarge and become stronger and more efficient. Dr Hilary Jones.

April 25, 2017. Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you're over 50 research suggests. Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis. Study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. 

April 25, 2017. There are lots of psychologists out there who will tell you that colour will improve your mood and make you feel much better. Gok Wan. English fashion consultant. 

April 25, 2017.  Listening to excessive loud music is the main cause of conventional hearing loss you measure in a clinic is damage to the sensitive hair cells of the inner ear, the damage will build up and you get a permanent loss of function over time. Professor of Audiology. University of Manchester. 

April 21, 2017. super-bug that shows all the signs of being untreatable appears to be on the rise in hospitals called (Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae) CPE. 81 patients at 66 hospital trusts have died from it since 2009. The number of people catching it is currently running at 2000 every year. Society for general microbiology. Professor Nigel Brown.

April 21, 2017. For every hour you run, you gain an extra 7 hours on to your life is what the research has shown us. So if you start to multiply this up and make running a regular habit for 2 hours every week for 40 years is 3.2 extra years of your life you gain from running.  BBC Science & Health Reporter. James Gallagher.

April 20, 2017Medicines are so common and a serious public health issue globally. There are 1.3 million people annually in the USA. alone. Globally medication errors cost more than 32 billion U.S. dollars each year. The World Health Organisation. (WHO) is trying to half these kind of errors within the next 5 years. Doctor Nina Dhingra. Coordinator patient and safety and quality improvement unit.

April 20, 2017. Every day in the U.S.A, 1 patient dies as a result of medical errors. Another 1.3 million people are injured. World Service Radio - Health Check.

April 20, 2017. Cycling to work can half the risk of cancer and heart disease. Those who cycle to work have a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and 45% lower risk of developing cancer than people who drive to work or take public transport. Dr Carlos Celis-Morale. University of Glasgow.

April 20, 2017. Cycling all or most of the way to work can substantially lower risk of adverse health outcomes.  Dr Jason Gill, from the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences.

April 2017. Cancer is caused by genetic damage, and that genetic damage accumulates over the years, and when enough genes become damaged, the cells begin to go out of control, divide in an uncontrollable matter, and that forms a tumour. Doctor Paul Nurse. Francis Crick Institute. 

April 2017. My body deteriorated at age 87. Being very vein I decided to do something about it by improving my social life, exercising and eating healthily. By the age of 90, my body had been rebuilt. You can learn something new, and start a new life at any age. Charles Eugster. Age 98.

April, 2017. To feel and look younger, it's best to eat an 'inflammatory diet' of no sugar, no white pasta, white rice and white bread, and eat more oily fish like Mackerel, Herrings, Salmon and Trout, and fruit and vegetables. Dale Pinnock, Chef & Nutritionist.

April, 2017. Eating fresh fruit every day cut the risk of dietetics despite it's sugar content.It can also reduce complications among people who already have the disease. Oxford University.

April 2017. A cancer causing chemical called acrylamide has been found in one in five packets of crisps. World Health Organisation. W.H.O.

April, 2017. Swapping White carbs, for whole grains may lower your risk for heart disease by 34%.

April, 2017. 1 in 1000 people die of pneumonia in the UK every year.

April, 2017. 1 in 50 heart attacks that lead to hospital admission may be triggered by air pollution. St George's hospital.

April, 2017. Pessimism Vs optimism. People who are most 'pessimistic' will die from heart disease compared to those who had a more positive outlook of life. TV presenter Noel Edmond's.

April 2017. Out of the 2500 people who suffered from Carbon monoxide poisoning, it will kill around 6 people every day in the UK.

April, 2017. The UK has the 4th most medicated population in Europe when it comes to anti-depressants. UK Office for National Statistics.

April 2017. Eating 10 fruit and vegetables per day cut's the risk of premature death by 31%.

April 2017. 8 million premature deaths could be avoided by eating more fruits and vegetablesLondon Imperial College.

April 2017. Disruption of our immune system of negative energy makes you prone to diseases of which cancer is won. TV presenter. Dr Chris Steel. 

April 2017. 1 in 4 Chickens sold in the UK was contaminated with E.coli. University of Cambridge.

April 2017. Two thirds of all fresh Chickens sold in butchers and major store chains are contaminated with E-Coli. It can have the potential to cause serious health problems. University of Cambridge.

April 2017. An average patient can consume over 1000.000 pills in their lifetime, and long exposure will make pain worse than better, and cause many other serious side effects including death.  Dr Chris van Tulleken

April 2017. We know medications are not the answer. Drugs disrupt the hormones and immune system". Dr Cathy Stannard.

April 2017. Air pollution kills around 7 million people each year. Copenhagen Consensus.

April 2017. Physical activity helps you live longer. Exercise lowers the risk of heart disease.  Exercise IS the best medicine. New York Times.

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