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Health news

Here we share interesting stories and news from across the health and social care sectors.

Start as you mean to go on and help stem the tide of type 2 diabetes

Start as you mean to go on and help stem the tide of type 2 diabetes

November 14 2014

This year, World Diabetes Day (Friday 14 November), focuses on the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and its role in reducing the risk of people developing type 2 diabetes.

Take good care of yourself this winter

Take good care of yourself this winter

November 11 2014

As winter approaches, already stretched emergency health services come under increasing pressure, which is why it is very important to make sure people who are ill or injured use the right service.

Expert comments on plans to pay GPs £55 for every dementia diagnosis

Expert comments on plans to pay GPs £55 for every dementia diagnosis

October 24 2014

Maizie Mears-Owen, head of dementia at Care UK, comments on a new initiative which will see GPs receive £55 for every person who they diagnose with dementia.

Campaign spells out danger of brittle bones to men

Campaign spells out danger of brittle bones to men

October 23 2014

Almost nine million bones break every year due to osteoporosis – a condition which makes bones weak and prone to fracturing.

Setting the record straight on schizophrenia

Setting the record straight on schizophrenia

October 22 2014

Despite 26 million people worldwide living with schizophrenia, the condition is still hugely misunderstood, often trivialised and subject to a myriad of myths and misconceptions.

Small changes for large benefits – how being more Mediterranean can cut the risk of dementia

Small changes for large benefits – how being more Mediterranean can cut the risk of dementia

October 20 2014

Alzheimer’s Disease International has published a report showing that the risk of developing the symptoms of dementia can be modified through lifestyle changes.

Alliance gives government a wake-up call on ageing

Alliance gives government a wake-up call on ageing

October 15 2014

A wide ranging manifesto created by the Ready for Ageing Alliance is calling on the government and other policy makers to prepare for the challenges of an ageing population.

Mental health targets could save lives

Mental health targets could save lives

October 10 2014

Care UK has welcomed the announcement this week that waiting time targets are to be introduced for people with mental health problems in England.

Office workers this year’s target for Back Care Awareness Week

Office workers this year’s target for Back Care Awareness Week

October 6 2014

Sitting at a desk all day doesn’t seem a likely way to get a bad back but poor posture, stretching to reach equipment and not moving around can cause serious problems.

University life and eating disorders

University life and eating disorders

October 2 2014

Many young people are embarking on the adventure of leaving home for the first time and going to university. However, as well as being an exciting time, it can also be very unsettling and stressful.

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