Daily puzzles could be linked to cognitive ability

Daily puzzles could be linked to cognitive ability

There is some evidence that doing daily mind games and puzzles may be connected to better cognitive abilities and “keep the brain young.” Researchers from the University of Exeter, Imperial College London and Kings College London, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, published their two studies in...

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Mercedes v Marlboro

Mercedes v Marlboro

A lot has been said about the health consequences of smoking. But if the risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases isn’t enough, the financial cost should be more than enough incentive to quit. Today, around 9.4 million adults in the UK smoke and this is not just hitting...

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Poor diet linked to disease

Poor diet linked to disease

A new analysis has shown that 11 million deaths worldwide was linked to poor diet. An international group of hundreds of researchers called the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Diet Collaborators funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that eating diets high in salt and low in fruit,...

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Silver Diabetes

Silver Diabetes

If you are over 50 you may already have people in your peer group who have type 2 diabetes. As we age many of our organs become less flexible and cannot deal with extra workload. This is fairly obvious with our heart and lungs; we all know that we cannot...

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Sleep and screen time for children, according to the WHO

Sleep and screen time for children, according to the WHO

Guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for sleep from physical activity and screen time for children differ greatly depending on the child’s age. Children less than a year-old need physical activity, particularly what it calls “interactive floor-based play,” for at least 30 minutes several times a day. They should...

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UK’s leading reflux expert calls for more awareness around symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for condition

UK’s leading reflux expert calls for more awareness around symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for condition

20-30% of people in the UK suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms. Everyone is aware that these can include acid heartburn and indigestion, but fewer know that the throat and lungs can also be affected causing a cough, sore throat, voice problems and even asthma and chest infections. These symptoms can...

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Healthy Lungs and Environmental Impact Event

Healthy Lungs and Environmental Impact Event

Meet experts on Air quality and discuss the effects on lung health at an event being held on 23rd May in Maida Vale, titled ‘Healthy Lungs and environmental Impact.’ The Public meeting, organized by the British Lung Foundation (BLF) Support Group ‘Breathe Easy Westminster’, encouraged by the European Lung Foundation...

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Prime Minister Theresa May visits Advance in West London, leading women’s  charity providing support to survivors of domestic abuse

Prime Minister Theresa May visits Advance in West London, leading women’s charity providing support to survivors of domestic abuse

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, visited women’s charity Advance this morning to discuss provision for women survivors of domestic abuse. This follows the government’s announcement on Monday 13th May 2019 to make the provision of services for survivors of domestic abuse such as accommodation-based support a legal duty...

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Bupa Cromwell Hospital launches exclusive working partnerships with  Book-a-Jet and the Athenaeum Hotel.

Bupa Cromwell Hospital launches exclusive working partnerships with Book-a-Jet and the Athenaeum Hotel.

One of London’s most prestigious private healthcare institutions Bupa Cromwell Hospital has today announced a new three-way partnership to further enhance its high-level service and exceptional standards of care. The Kensington-based hospital has teamed up with one of the UK’s leading independent private jet charter and management operators, BookaJet and...

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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital win award for gold-standard end of life care

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital win award for gold-standard end of life care

In recognition of the changes they’ve made to their end-of-life care programme, four wards in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation trust received the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Quality Hallmark Award. The award was designed as part of the GSF programme aimed at training frontline doctors and nurses on how...

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