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Why the meat industry could win big from the switch to veggie lifestyles

One of the largest meat processors in the UK, supplying supermarkets across the country with beef, pork, and lamb, has launched a plant...

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Researcher urges food industry to reduce salt in food

The food industry must do more to lower the amount of salt in their products in order to tackle high blood pressure, says an Imperial e...

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Younger adults with inflammatory disease at greater risk of anxiety and depression – new study

The often painful and stigmatising nature of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, can take a tol...

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Weight loss puts Type 2 diabetes into remission for at least two years

More than a third of people with Type 2 diabetes who took part in a weight management programme delivered by the NHS through GP surgeri...

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Her burden to bear – women, aging, and depression

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You are speaking to someone, who says “this is just the way it is”, or “I didn’t have a choice”, or pe...

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Making Conversations Count Newcastle University is improving communication between people with dementia and their loved ones

An estimated 50 million people around the world are living with dementia. Caused by a breakdown of the connections in the brain, dement...

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Newcastle University's findings could benefit millions of people across the globe

The World Health Organization estimates that, in just over a decade, diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death worldwide. As ...

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As pharmaceutical use continues to rise, side effects are becoming a costly health issue

The use of pharmaceuticals is on the rise and, globally, the expenses for drugs are projected to reach US$1.5 trillion by 2021. The ag...

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A pill for loneliness? If only it were that simple

Loneliness affects people of all ages, young as much as old. It’s now seen as so serious it’s classified as a public health problem. It...

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Health Check: do we really need to take 10,000 steps a day?

Regular walking produces many health benefits, including reducing our risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of a...

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Vegan or Mediterranean diet – which is better for heart health?

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for more than 30% of the total number of deaths worldwide, and every year more people are being d...

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I had whooping cough as a GP trainee – the experience informed my academic work and clinical practice

During my first year of training to be a GP, I developed a dry cough. I coughed in fits and at the end of a fit, I felt sick. It interr...

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Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being – new study

It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but our latest research suggests that it mi...

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Tackling the obesity crisis by shrinking fish and chips

A smaller portion of fish and chips has been embraced by takeaway owners and customers, research has found and may well be healthier fo...

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Physical restraint doesn’t protect patients – there are better alternatives

It’s an uncomfortable image to consider: an elderly person – perhaps somebody you know – physically restrained. Maybe an aged care resi...

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Rethinking Health, Wellness & Aging in America Today

This fun, informative and engaging talk presents a crash-course in health living via a Blue Zone lifestyle. Listeners are challenge...

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Alzheimer’s is linked to gum disease – but bad oral health is not the only culprit

For most people, teeth cleaning may just be a normal part of your daily routine. But what if the way you clean your teeth today, might ...

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Northern millennials less likely to live into their 50s than their southern English counterparts

There is a stark disparity in wealth and health between people in the north and south of England, commonly referred to as England’s “no...

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How to mend broken hearts

Dr Richard Jabbour’s mission is to fix broken hearts. But he doesn’t dispense relationship advice or provide a shoulder to cry on – ...

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So you went vegan in January – now what?

Many people will have had their fill of cheese, chocolate and meat over Christmas and have felt much more energised after going vegan i...

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Skype hospital appointments are coming – but don’t hold your breath

The NHS published in January its long-term plan in which it promised to redesign services so that, by 2024, up to a third of hospital o...

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9 things I have learnt about Public Involvement – A service user’s perspective.

Originally published 4 January 2019 on the NIHR Imperial BRC Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) Blog.   I am a recent mature g...

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