News tagged with health checks

How comedy can be used for public health

Those working in public health would be the first to concede that our discipline has a bit of an image problem. If we're not despairing over the societal burden of obesity (step away from those pies), we're ...

Jan 15, 2015
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NHS sight tests lead to waste

Michael Clarke, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Newcastle Eye Centre, says that apart from trauma and orthopaedics, ophthalmology receives more NHS outpatient referrals than any other speciality.

Mar 18, 2014
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GP health checks have impact on risk factors

(Medical Xpress)—New research from the University of Adelaide suggests there are ongoing benefits in managing risk factors from annual GP health checks, amid growing international concern that such check-ups do not improve ...

Jan 20, 2014
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Does Greek coffee hold the key to a longer life?

The answer to longevity may be far simpler than we imagine; it may in fact be right under our noses in the form of a morning caffeine kick. The elderly inhabitants of Ikaria, the Greek island, boast the highest rates of longevity ...

Mar 18, 2013
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Daily steps add up for midlife women's health

Moving 6,000 or more steps a day—no matter how—adds up to a healthier life for midlife women. That level of physical activity decreases the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome (a diabetes precursor and a risk for ...

Nov 21, 2012
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