News tagged with health interventions

Sitting pad to help decrease risk of 'chair disease'

(Medical Xpress)—To prevent the risk of 'chair disease', The University of Queensland researchers have developed a 'sitting pad' device that uses an alarm to alert workers to stand up more regularly.

Dec 04, 2012
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Report reveals key concerns of UK's aging society

One in six people in England aged over 50 are socially isolated. They have few socially orientated hobbies, little civic or cultural engagement with society, and may have very limited social networks. This was a key finding ...

Oct 15, 2012
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Suicide in children and adolescents

As part of suicide prevention, evaluation of suicide risk should be carried out on a regular basis in order to attempt early intervention. The EU-funded Suicidality: Treatment Occurring in Paediatrics Programme was developed ...

Oct 14, 2012
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The role of beta cell regeneration in type 2 diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared type 2 diabetes as the epidemic of the 21st century. A study is focusing on understanding the mechanisms underlying insulin resistance and the role of beta-cell ...

Oct 10, 2012
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