obesity

Jun
20

Anorexia Isn’t Always About Teenage Girls

Adult Onset Anorexia Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are conditions which instantly bring to mind the stereotype of a teenager, usually a girl, who is struggling with multiple issues. We all know that eating disorders, and especially anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and there are an estimated 30 […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education
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Jul
08

Will The Sugar Tax Help Reduce Obesity Levels?

More than a few eyebrows were raised when the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in March that he would be taxing the soft drinks industry. Although the move had public support and celebrity backing from the likes of world famous Chef Jamie Oliver, there was more scepticism from the scientific community, which is less easy […]

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Mar
29

Is Sugar The Demon In Our Diet?

A few years ago we were all being told to cut out the carbs from our diet, and before that, fat was the big enemy. The latest shift in focus appears to have cast sugar as the food group to be avoided at all cost. Public Health England launched a “sugar smart app” at the […]

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Sep
22

World Heart Day 2015 – How Heart-Healthy is Your Environment?

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD’s) and strokes remain the leading cause of death globally.  A 2015 report by American Heart Association (AHA) confirms previous estimates by the World Heath Organization (WHO) and other leading heart-health researchers that 17.3 million people die each year worldwide from CVD’s and strokes.   This represents over 30% of total global deaths, more […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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May
15

Why Is Gout On The Increase?

Gout is often thought of as the preserve of old men who are a little too fond of drinking red wine and indulging in rich foods.  Great Britain’s, King Henry VIII (1491-1547) was reported to have suffered from severe Gout.  His lifestyle did nothing to diminish the idea that sufferers were ailing due to their […]

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A Heavyweight Problem

We are what we eat, but it seems that more and more of us around the world are eating too much or too many of the wrong things. In terms of economic impact, obesity costs nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a recent report. […]

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Sep
19

The Art of Recovery

National Physical Therapy Day in September and National Physical Therapy Month, hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in October are important entries on our calendar as a time to recognise the contribution that Physical Therapists bring to everyday lives around the world.  But what are the myths that surround this caring and healing […]

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World Breastfeeding Week – A Winning Goal for Life!

We love this sign spotted outside a café in England The World Health Organization states that only about 40% of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.  This is despite compelling evidence that ‘Breast is Best’.  World Breastfeeding Week takes place 1-7 August, 2014 – let's take a look at why breastfeeding should […]

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