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Why your waist measurement can predict cancer risk | Society | The Guardian
Study finds men with over 40in waist and women with over 35in waist are more at risk of cancer as waist size is as good at predicting cancer risk as BMI
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may 2017 by asterisk2a
Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease - BBC News
The protein, called P2X7R, plays an important role in inflammation and the immune system and has previously been linked to kidney diseases not associated with diabetes. // inflammation? CVD? no kidding. - https://nutritionfacts.org/?fwp_search=kidney&fwp_content_type=video // Pritikin w rice diet! need to add sugar, bc of too much protein for people w kidney disease.
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april 2017 by asterisk2a
The Fix: Can The Junior Doctors' Strike Save The NHS? ( Novara Media )
new junior doc contract is a back door to privatisation in the future. those new contracts. [...] some areas of healthcare will always be unprofitable ... [...] 7 day NHS is smokescreen [...] stealth cuts (pay and pension already, now contracts, and also the bursaries turned into debt contracts thus that item off the gov balance sheet) [...] "need to treat the public as grown ups ... that is how much health care for a sick and old population cost." [...] "we need honesty"
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Obese patients denied surgery in a third of areas in England
A report by the Royal College of Surgeons found a third of local NHS health bosses in England put restrictions on access to surgery.
But it says this goes against official guidance and can prolong patient pain.
However, some local NHS groups criticised in the report say their polices are based on good evidence.
The Royal College of Surgeons has been increasingly alarmed about the rationing of surgery in the NHS in the tough financial climate.
Its report is based on freedom of information returns from nearly all of the 209 clinical commissioning groups in England and all seven health boards in Wales.
While some CCGs have voluntary policies in place, where patients are encouraged to stop smoking or lose weight, others have introduced mandatory policies, which means patients have to meet fixed criteria before surgery. [ie have to show able to eat better/healthier and thus lose weight sustainably.] //&! bbc.in/1SzumEt "clinical guidance" vs "good evidence"
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
The cost of children's decayed teeth
The Local Government Association says 100 operations to extract multiple teeth are being carried out every day in English hospitals. It blames the excessive consumption of sugary foods and drinks. BBC News Illustrated explains how. //&! - bbc.in/1NrZIZc - the cost has jumped to more than £35m a year and many children are missing school because they are taking time off for dental work. [...] more children visit hospitals bc of tooth decay than any other cause! //&! bbc.in/1Qhb8Pq
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS in £2.4bn funding boost for GP services in England
NHS chiefs in England have announced a five-year plan to help GP surgeries "get back on their feet" and to improve access for patients. The rescue package will see an extra £2.4bn a year ploughed into services by 2020 - a rise of 14% once inflation is taken into account. It will pay for 5,000 more GPs and extra staff to boost practices. [...] It means more than 10% of health spending will go on GP care - up from just over 8% currently.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Obesity 'likely culprit' behind womb cancer rise
Rising levels of obesity may be fuelling an increase in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer, the charity Cancer Research UK warns.
Its figures show around 19 in every 100,000 women in the UK were diagnosed with the disease in the 1990s - climbing to 29 in 100,000 in 2013.
Researchers acknowledge the science behind how extra weight is linked to cancer is not clear - but say hormones produced by extra fat may play a part.
They say more studies are needed.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
ABERDEEN WOMAN: DOCTORS GIVE ME 15 MONTHS, BUT I’M GOING TO LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST
seizures, mri scan, op 90% removed, biopsy - grade 4 glioblastoma. 26 years old. [... + life extension treatments that will reduce quality of life significantly ] Nadia started chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat the tumour this week. She said: “The idea is to try and shrink it – hopefully holding it off a little bit and give me a longer life expectancy.”
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
20% of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025, predicts study
By 2025, the UK will have the highest obesity among both men and women in Europe, at 38%, say the researchers. //&! The World May Have Too Much Food.
For the first time in history, more people are obese than underweight. - bloom.bg/1Uxpdjq
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Schlaganfall bei jungen Menschen: Selten, aber nicht so selten
Roger Cicero ist an einem Hirninfarkt gestorben [...] "plötzlich und vollkommen unerwartet". [...] Schlaganfall. [...] Knapp 10.000 junge Menschen mit Schlaganfall. Der Künstler ist damit deutlich jünger als die meisten Schlaganfallpatienten in Deutschland: Vier von fünf Betroffenen sind über 60 Jahre alt. Aber auch jüngere Menschen trifft die Krankheit: Zwischen drei und fünf Prozent der Schlaganfallpatienten sind jünger als 45 Jahre, allerdings sind bei ihnen Hirnblutungen und Hirninfarkte fast gleich häufig. [...] Die Risikofaktoren nehmen in der Bevölkerung mit höherem Alter zu. [ WRONG! The body can't take the abuse any more! ] [...] Nach Krebs- & Herzerkrankungen ist der Schlaganfall die dritthäufigste Todesursache: 40% der Betroffenen sterben innerhalb des ersten Jahres nach dem Schlaganfall. 65% der Überlebenden tragen bleibende Schäden davon & brauchen Hilfe im Alltag, 15% sind so stark eingeschränkt, dass sie in einer Pflegeeinrichtung versorgt werde müssen.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Sugar tax: How bold is it?
[Gov still wants to carry out a consultation = Watered down by Food Lobby ] But the more important question is whether this will have an impact on child obesity rates. One in 10 children start primary school obese. By the end, one in five are obese. If you add in those who are overweight, it's one in three. [...] our diets are simply not good enough. [...] Food Foundation produced a model of a typical family's diet. [...] consumed too much sugar and saturated fat and too little fibre, fruit, vegetables and oily fish. [...] However, this should not be seen in isolation. The government is expected to publish its much delayed child obesity strategy in the summer. That could include restrictions on advertising and marketing, as well as a sustained campaign to reduce the sugar content of foods and drinks across the board.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Chef AJ: From Fat Vegan to Skinny Bitch
if parent is obese - 40% that child will be obese in later life too. if both are overweight/obese that is then 80%. you still have to fire the gun. the gun is loaded. if both are normal weight, 7% chance child ends up obese in later life. // 53:20 - overcoming food addiction: have your breakfast with plenty of fruit - ie porridge w apple and banana (ripe) cooked/microwaved (cinnamon and apple pie spice mix) plus added fruit and or a melon first w ripe juicy pear and at least 0.5l/1pint of water and then to top it up the porridge. maybe have before the porridge a bag of salad w 2-3 brazil nuts. // or for advanced replace the porridge w a full platter of white rice w beans, leek/spring onion, light sauce or just tomato mark(w garlic).
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Irn Bru maker AG Barr 'disappointed' over sugar tax
The sugar tax will be introduced in two years' time and will not apply to fruit juices or milk-based drinks. [...] // Analysis: The Scottish Grocers' Federation and the Food and Drink Federation are keen to point out that the majority of soft drinks now sold in the UK are actually low and no calorie. [ artificial sweetener! - http://nutritionfacts.org/video/effect-of-sucralose-splenda-on-the-microbiome/ ] [...] Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema added: [...] "Additionally - and of great concern to retailers - is that this is likely simply to pass on the cost to consumers This is despite the chancellor suggesting last year that the obesity problem would be best tackled in other ways." [...] [ Jamie Oliver ] "symbolic slap"
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Terminally ill campaigner fighting for right to work
58 (2016) // Woodcock was first treated for breast cancer in 2000, but the cancer returned in 2012. A scan confirmed a secondary cancer and multiple tumours in her liver, and she was given a year to live as long as she underwent chemotherapy. [ LIVEEXTENSION ]
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Woman 'too young' to get womb cancer is now infertile and going through the menopause at just 26
Rates of the disease have risen by a quarter in the last decade and there are now 8,700 new cases a year in the UK.
But the risk of developing the illness is a third higher in women who have never had children.
This is because they are more exposed during their lives to the hormone oestrogen, which may trigger tumour growth.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Are CARBS the new cigarettes? White bread, bagels and rice 'increase the risk of lung cancer by 49%', experts warn | Daily Mail Online
Study found a 49% higher risk of lung cancer in people with high GI diets  Scientists recommends people cut high GI foods out of their diet  [// IS IT DIRECT CAUSE (chronic low-grade inflammation) or association, a bad diet (western/S.A.D.) is high in refined and processed foods as well as animal products which are high GI etc. ] //&! https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?hl=en&q=cancer+glycemic+index //&! High Insulin, insulin is a growth promoter. a growth hormone (being abused by body builders) = higher cancer risk - bit.ly/1YrIeCQ //&! ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18541570 - "an overall direct association" //&! bit.ly/21SOVDn - the researchers were unable to determine whether subjects had diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. //&! also association w breast cancer - bit.ly/1QIMtVg //&! Whole-Food Plant-Based diet associated w lower risk for chronic diseases - bit.ly/1QAtxdE
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Exercise 'not key to obesity fight', say scientists - BBC News
[ Food Politics of "a balanced diet and everything in moderation ] Exercise does little to tackle obesity, according to a group of doctors and sports scientists. Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts say it is time to ''bust the myth'' that people can eat what they want as long as they are active. They accuse the food industry of misleading the public, and sabotaging public health campaigns. //&! Britons in denial about obesity, new research finds - bbc.in/1RPPqpJ - New research suggests that despite high levels of obesity, four out of five of people in the UK consider themselves to be healthy. Figures from the World Health Organisation suggest nearly two thirds of people in the UK are in fact overweight. //&! One in three children in Blackpool are overweight or obese by the age of 11, according to a new report. - bbc.in/1UavoZ9
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
The cost of being unhealthy - BBC News
In fact, it is often overlooked in the continuing debate about the pressures on the NHS that getting people to live healthier lives is critical to the future of the NHS. In October, NHS chiefs made an unprecedented plea to ministers - they asked for more money. But it wasn't a "something for nothing" request. They set out a compelling case about how the health service was facing a £30bn shortfall by 2020 - and said if the budget was increased by £8bn in real terms they would do the rest.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Middle-aged 'risk unhealthy retirement' - BBC News
Public Health England's One You campaign is urging the over 40s to drink less, exercise more, eat better and give up smoking. It is the first national campaign to specifically target this group. Currently more than two-fifths of those aged 45 to 64 are living with an illness or disability in England. The campaign will warn those in middle-age that unless they change their ways they could die early or face a retirement blighted with ill-health. While overall life expectancy has been rising in recent decades, the years people spend in good health has changed little. But research has shown that living healthy in middle age can double an individual's chances of being healthy at 70. [...] 40% of deaths are related to lifestyle //&! COST OF UNHEALTHY LIVING TO SOCIETY, 2bn attributed to alcohol A&E admissions alone, 3bn overall, obesity 4bn and rising, diabetes 10bn - bbc.in/1tfe76q //&! sedentary lifestyle - bbc.in/1CcMFoh
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Lena Dunham to have surgery after ovarian cyst rupture - BBC Newsbeat
endometriosis. // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=endometriosis - ovarian cyst - PCOS //&! Wikipedia - "It has been proposed that endometriosis results from a series of multiple hits within target genes, in a mechanism similar to the development of cancer. In this case, the initial mutation may be either somatic or heritable." //&! http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Endometriosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx //&! https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/causes-endometriosis - Many women with endometriosis appear to have reduced immunity to other conditions. It is not known whether this contributes to endometriosis or whether it is as a result of endometriosis. // is it more common in western world than Africa (non-westernised) and Japan (non-westernised)? Thus environmental, ie diet.!?
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Radical cancer treatment seeks to control rather than destroy tumours | Science | The Guardian
Instead of eradicating cancer, the new goal for doctors needs to be prevention of cancer disease, she adds. “We need to stabilise tumour growth and enable gradual, controlled regression over time.” Charles Swanton, a scientist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, who is part-funded by Cancer Research UK, said: “How cancers become resistant to treatment has been one of the greatest challenges facing doctors and their patients. This work tries to find a way around a phenomenon known as ‘competitive release’, where drug resistant cancer cells survive and take over the tumour once the drug-sensitive cells have been killed off. “When this happens in cancers, the disease is often much harder to treat due to the limited number of drug options available.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Genetics of cancer tumours reveal possible treatment revolution | Science | The Guardian
[Immunotherapy does] not work in everyone [and every cancer]. One approach releases the brakes on the immune system, unleashing the full force of killer T cells, which are otherwise dampened down by cancer cells. But to work, the patient’s immune system must first recognise the cancer as the enemy. Charles Swanton, an expert on cancer evolution who led the latest study at the Francis Crick Institute in London, said the discovery of surface proteins shared by all of a patient’s cancer cells provided an “achilles heel” for future therapies to target. [...] As tumours grow, they evolve. Over time, mutations scramble the DNA, and one part of the tumour starts to look very different to another. [And chemo stops working.] [...] [NOT CHEAP!] //&! bit.ly/1WJVe59 - Experimental therapy tested in mice could lead to patients living healthy lives with tumours constantly kept in check with low doses of medicine //&! bit.ly/1RM5yIO
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Obesity bigger cost for Britain than war and terror | Society | The Guardian
Britain spending £47bn a year dealing with the healthcare and social costs of an increasingly overweight population, study finds. Obesity is a greater burden on the UK’s economy than armed violence, war and terrorism, costing the country nearly £47bn a year, a report has found. The study, commissioned by consultancy firm McKinsey and Company, reveals obesity has the second-largest economic impact on the UK behind smoking, generating an annual loss equivalent to 3% of GDP. [...] It has called for a co-ordinated response from governments, retailers, restaurants and food and drink manufacturers to address what it calls the “global obesity crisis”. A series of 44 interventions could bring 20% of overweight or obese people in UK back to normal weight within five to 10 years, the report says. This would save around £16bn a year in the UK, including an annual saving of about £766m in the NHS, according to the study. [...] “Today 25% of the nation is obese and 37% is overweight.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Hip replacements for under-60s soaring - BBC News
[ bit.ly/1QmsldE - diet & lifestyle related!? co-attributed? same w osteoporosis. what is the rate in some parts of Japan? 1.usa.gov/1oOR0OI - hypertension issue ] The number of hip replacement operations on people aged under 60 has risen 76% in the last decade, NHS figures for England reveal. In 2004-05 there were 10,145 hip replacements for people aged 59 and below, with 17,883 in 2014-15. [...] [D]octors are now more confident that replacement joints will be more durable than in the past. Patients are also said to be less willing to wait. Demand for new hips across all ages has risen - there were 89,919 of the operations in 2004-05 and 122,154 in 2014-15. [...] [A]s hip replacement techniques and prosthetics have improved, so have the numbers of younger patients undergoing this type of surgery. "It's no longer seen as a last resort. "As surgeons, we now have more confidence about the wear rate of these prosthetics which allows us to be less restrictive on an age basis."
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Is Human Obesity Caused by Nature or Nurture? – Upvoted
Earlier this month, University of Copenhagen researchers published a study that suggested overweight fathers may pass down obesity to their children.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Plus size models are unhealthy, says Edwina Currie - BBC News
Former MP Edwina Currie has said size 14 model Ashley Graham looks "unhealthy" and that the fashion industry is encouraging people to become obese. Speaking on BBC Breakfast she said encouraging obesity was just as dangerous as encouraging people to be size zero. She was reacting to a newspaper article written by journalist Katie Glass, who also appeared on the programme.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Obesity 'linked to cancer rise' - BBC News
Rising levels of obesity and unhealthy weights could be linked to 670,000 extra cases of cancer in the next 20 years, a UK report predicts. [...] And experts estimate this could lead to an additional £2.5bn in costs to the NHS for 2035 alone.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 27th 2016 edition by The Economist
First segment, Brexit. we concluded "leaving would be bad for all." // last segment on science - 8:43: exercise improves immune system, improved immune system may improve cancer survival statistics. - key to it is adenaline.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Abnehmen: Schon leichte Reduktion fördert die Gesundheit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
5 a day? more like 7 to 10 a day // Abnehmen ist schwer: Ohne große Erfolge verlieren vor allem stark Übergewichtige leicht die Motivation. Eine neue Studie zeigt aber, dass schon kleine Veränderungen viel für die Gesundheit bringen. [...] Wichtig sei es, sein Körpergewicht dauerhaft zu reduzieren. Der gesamte Lebensstil - Bewegung, Ernährung, Verhalten - müsse sich ändern, Crash-Diäten seien nicht zu empfehlen, "Ein gesundes Körpergewicht ist eine Lebensaufgabe", so Holzapfel.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pleasure Trap - PART ONE - Alan Goldhamer DC - YouTube
what if feeding behaviour would not be rewarded. ... do you stop feeding yourself? // artificially stimulate = addiction. keep drinking/eating to avoid feeling bad. // Cocaine. Rats take cocaine till they are dead. Addiction to dopamine rush. 10x dopamine rush smoking cocaine than having an orgasm. // Salt Sugar Fat - Book. Bliss point. << food conglomerate. taste = how much dopamine is released in brain, rewarding it feels. = Dietary Excess. // &! Part 2 - white sugar. processed. no fiber. does not exist in nature. same effects on liver as alcohol! // NO OIL! oil does not exist in nature. // Salt // << SOS Salt Oil (Free Fat) Sugar. // 25 of calories come from added sugars, in the avg Teenage Diet Study. //&! Breaking The Food Seduction - by Dr. Neal Barnard - youtu.be/TDgA3T_JF2A //&! Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive (Barnard) - youtu.be/5VWi6dXCT7I //&! Dr. Doug Lisle "Pleasure Trap" 2013 - youtu.be/Dtf9-4KNKkE
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Virtually all hospitals now in deficit - BBC News
[ demand of ageing chronically sick population outstrips all planning 5 years, again and again and again ] Adam Roberts, of the Health Foundation think tank, said: "These figures are beyond dire. A comprehensive national plan is urgently needed." The situation raises the prospect of the Department of Health failing to balance the overall books, which would be a huge embarrassment given the extra money the NHS is getting. In autumn's spending review the government announced the NHS would get an extra £8.4bn this Parliament. A big chunk of that, £3.8bn, is being put in next year. [...] [Commentary:] This time the impact is likely to be felt in terms of what doesn't happen. The government has promised the NHS extra money in the coming years to help it cope with demand and transform itself to become fit for the 21st century. But if that goes on paying off debts, the NHS will be on the back foot straight away. The risk then is that a vicious circle develops ... &! bbc.in/1lOPU4z
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
South Somerset deploys ‘health coaches’ to take pressure off NHS - FT.com
Chronic conditions make a big share of cost // Underpinning the approach is a careful “segmenting” of patients to discover which are making maximum demands on the system. [...] In South Somerset, it was discovered that just 4 per cent of local people were between them consuming up to 50 per cent of the health and social care budget. High quality global journalism requires investment. Early results among a sample group of 100 patients are striking. Emergency admissions have fallen by 42 per cent, accident and emergency department visits by 4 per cent and outpatient appointments by 15 per cent, year on year, since the establishment of a “hub”, bringing together doctors, nurses and care workers to span the historically iron divide between GP surgery, community and hospital services. [...] “health coaches”. Cheaper than clinicians, and bringing a different skill set, they are seen as key to ensuring patients take responsibility for their own health [...] [mismatch of resources & demand]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Krebs: So lässt sich das Risiko verringern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Vor Krebs fürchten sich die Deutschen wie vor keiner anderen Krankheit. Mit dem richtigen Lebensstil lässt sich das Erkrankungsrisiko deutlich verringern - leider aber ohne Garantie. Rocklegende David Bowie, Motörhead-Sänger Lemmy Kilmister oder "Harry-Potter"-Star Alan Rickman: Sie alle sind kürzlich an Krebs gestorben. Auch in Deutschland sind bösartige Tumore die zweithäufigste Todesursache, nur an den Folgen von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen sterben noch mehr Menschen. Die Erkrankungszahlen liegen noch deutlich höher. Im Laufe des Lebens erhalten jeder zweite Mann und fast jede zweite Frau die gefürchtete Diagnose, rund 500.000 sind es jährlich. [...] "Man kann jedes Fleisch bedenkenlos essen. Es kommt aber auf die Menge an", sagt Heiner Boeing vom Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke. [ CANCER IN MODERATION ] //&! nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
I had alcohol-related breast cancer. Here’s why I still drink | Joanna Moorhead | Opinion | The Guardian
The chief medical officer advises women to think about cancer when having a drink. But if I did that every time I had a glass of wine, I think I’d feel the cancer had won [...] I guess what it comes down to is quite simply the importance of enjoying life. When I had cancer, I discovered that I didn’t just want to survive; I wanted to have fun, to make the most of every single day, and to enjoy happy occasions and meals with my friends and family. [...] drinking wine, beer or tequila adds a dimension to social occasions that I rather enjoy. And somehow it feels to me that it wasn’t worth surviving cancer if I’m going to limit my life to thinking, every time someone offered me a glass of something, about my breast cancer and the likelihood of it returning. [...] Life is too short to cut out something you enjoy in moderation, [ picking up the words from the food lobby, heart disease and cancer in moderation. sprinkling in doubt. to continue that lifestyle. do you say asbestos in mod? ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Government has no idea about Cancer Drugs Fund's impact, MPs say | Society | The Guardian
Department of Health and NHS England have insufficient data on patient outcomes or value for money, and little control over its spiralling budget, committee says [...] “The Department of Health and NHS England do not have the data needed to assess the impact of the fund on patient outcomes, such as extending patients’ lives, or to demonstrate whether this is a good use of taxpayers’ money.” The fund was set up in 2010 by the Conservative government because of the regular outcry from patient organisations and the media when cancer drugs, which typically offer potential weeks or months of extra life to those with a terminal diagnosis, were turned down by Nice, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
When Drugs & Diets Don't Lower Diabetes Deaths | NutritionFacts.org
lifestyle intervention to lose just weight ... via just smaller diet, lousy diet, but less calories. // same w bariatric surgery. its just eating less junk. and vitamin pills for life. will still die from diet-related disease.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
UK cancer death rates after diagnosis drop 10% in ten years | Society | The Guardian
A greater number of people, however, are being diagnosed with and dying from cancer due to age and lifestyle factors [...] But the growing numbers of people being diagnosed with cancer as the population ages and obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and drinking take their toll, has climbed, which means the actual number of deaths each year has risen over the last decade. Some cancers continue to pose a major problem: the death rates from liver and pancreatic cancer are rising, not falling. [...] regional variations are sometimes shocking. In some areas, people diagnosed with lung cancer are four times more likely to die than in others. That is partly because in some less affluent places, lung cancer caused by smoking is more common and people have more advanced disease when they finally see the GP. But there are also variations in standards of care. [...] [ look at ] Five-year cancer survival rates, % [ if you survive, you are lucky for 5 years. ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Are we fighting cancer the right way? - BBC News
A huge amount of effort and money is spent fighting cancer globally. But are we getting that fight right? With the number of new cancer cases set to hit 24m by 2035, do we need to rethink our approach?
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
England's medical chief gives stark alcohol warning - BBC News
England's chief medical officer says people must take personal responsibility for their drinking and consider cancer risks with each glass. Dame Sally Davies said when she reaches for a glass of wine she questions whether she wants the wine or to raise her risk of breast cancer. Speaking at a science and technology committee hearing, she urged other people to do the same. It comes as official UK figures show alcohol-related deaths are rising. //&! New alcohol guidelines: What you need to know - bbc.in/1UBtFd8 &! Alcohol limits cut to reduce health risks - bbc.in/1kQQvkY
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Rice Diet CURES Most Diseases - McDougall - YouTube
kidney disease = rice diet, rice diet for the nearly dead. //&! Starch/Sugar Don't Make You Fat - Fat Does! Dr. McDougall - youtu.be/rUWcgh5Ju9g - HCLV - ~ 80/10/10 ~ [...] excess protein does not get stored, gets dumped through urine. body stores fat in liver and fat stores. (excess calories). carbs, excess carbs/sugar get converted into fat through liver (excess calories, overeating) - although this process very inefficient. thus you can overeat on engineered food (fat/carb) easier than just carbs! irrespective of protein. fat/carb 50/50 combo is addictive! science has this shown, and food companies know this and named it bliss point.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Is scurvy making a comeback? - BBC News
Scurvy is on the rise in England, [...] In the year up to April 2014, it was the primary diagnosis behind 16 hospital admissions and the primary or secondary cause of 94 admissions. Between 2009 and 2014, admissions related to scurvy went up by 27%. That's in line with percentage increases in hospital admissions for malnutrition and gout - a common Victorian complaint traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - over the same period. The most recent research, conducted in 2014, suggests that gout currently affects one in 40 people in the UK. [...] What does this say about the nation's diet? [...] While the increasing prevalence of gout in the UK is a concern, experts put it down to an ageing population and a growing obesity problem. // &! bbc.in/1ZP1bDL - Child Protection failed. Due to staff shortage and lack of training?! Due to austerity? &! bbc.in/1WAfUgy &! bbc.in/1Kba9UP &! bbc.in/1Vs0Gcb
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Why do people put on differing amounts of weight? - BBC News
Other things, such as stress levels, exercise and sleep can all affect our blood glucose responses, so the research team made me log everything I did throughout the day on a little phone app. //>> Written it in such a way as it is an excuse to stay overweight/obese - being A&E Doc and having PCOS ( nutritionfacts.org/?s=PCOS ). As the heavy bones have been a myth. Blaming you'r genetics will be a myth too eventually, as we can change many of out gene expressions - epigenetics, gut flora and how well our body fends off cancer through; Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet & Exercise. And fat is not fat. Animal Fat and Animal Products are much worse on the body in terms of developing insulin resistance than lets say fat from whole nuts or processed vegetable oils; nutritionfacts.org/?s=insulin+resistance &! nutritionfacts.org/video/if-white-rice-is-linked-to-diabetes-what-about-china/ &! &! They still use GI. Stupid! It's GL glycemic load one should have a look on.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Cirrhosis: how dangerous is drinking? | Society | The Guardian
Most of us who drink alcohol won’t die from liver disease – but it still kills more of us than diabetes and road deaths combined [...] But will it? Are we becoming a nation of drinkers and drunks? The UK death rate from liver disease has increased fourfold in the past 30 years as cheap alcohol has flooded our shores and our gullets. Alcohol-related emergencies resulted in over a quarter of a million admissions in 2013/14, most of whom were 45-64-year-olds, who see themselves as regular rather than binge drinkers. [...] “Alcohol is linked to over 60 medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.” //&! Up to 35% of A&E visits in north-east are alcohol related, says report. Staff tell of chaos and abuse, with high volumes of drink-fuelled cases now a daily rather than a Friday night aspect of work - bit.ly/1QwZZz3
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Prosperity brings new diseases to Brazil - BBC News
[ most successful export of USA/western world ] Is Brazil destined to be the fattest country in the world? Better healthcare means things like child mortality and deaths from many infectious diseases have fallen drastically. But prosperity has brought with it new diseases - diabetes and heart disease are on the rise, as Ben Tavener reports from Sao Paulo.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Übergewicht: 41 Millionen Kleinkinder sind laut WHO zu dick - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Immer mehr Kleinkinder leiden an Übergewicht. Laut Weltgesundheitsorganisation müssten weltweit mindestens 41 Millionen unter Fünfjährige abnehmen. Schuld an der Misere ist ihr Umfeld. //&! bit.ly/1lKIsGQ
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Chaotic lives and ethical dilemmas: inside the hospital liver ward | Society | The Guardian
Hepatologists in Southampton are seeing more young, middle-class and female alcoholics – some even in their teens [...] Half of Wright’s liver patients are not drinkers. He sees obese patients with fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, and those with viral hepatitis. But the drinkers are addicted and it is hard for the NHS to sort them out. //&! The secret alcohol liaison nurse's diary: 'Cuts are having a devastating impact' - http://bit.ly/1ZX9EEW - We receive multiple referrals where clients have an underlying alcohol-related mental health problem. //&! How the NHS saved my life: I spent my 20s playing Russian roulette with alcohol - bit.ly/1Tjzr53 //&! >> With budgets tight and lifestyle diseases burgeoning, the NHS will not be saved until the vested interests ranged against it are taken on << Sugar Tax, Minimum Alcohol Unit Pricing, Animal Product Tax, Fast Food/Food Chain Tax, Processed/Engineered Food Tax - bit.ly/1NtxwDL
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Video "Können wir Krebs besiegen?" | Dokumentation und Reportage | ARD Mediathek
[ POSITIONING, unlucky one to get cancer, now I have to fight this fight - "ich hab gekaempft, und ich hab gewonnen [...] "krieg im eigenen koerper." [...] das eigenen reperatur system schaft es nicht mehr mutierte zellen zu zerstoeren [...] min 14 - Prof Jeffrey Bluestone, immune therapy. people though about giving the immune system a kick in the butt. but he though about that the immune system regulates itself down to not to shoot over the target, and thus doesn't get rid of certain mutations. Immunotherapy results around 20%-50% success rate. [...] min 16 - 'Hufeland Klinik for holistic immunbiological therapy.' - Vegan, intravenous vitamins, etc. Spontaneous remission? [...] min 22 Vegan Diet! anti-inflammatory diet! Bad (animal products) diet can be as bad as smoking. Also research into unknown zoonotic disease (cows meat and milk) that are carcinogenic and can be transmitted through eating those animal products. &Vegan positive 4 epigenetics & intermittent fasting during chemo
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Overview - Sepsis - Mayo Clinic
More people die of Sepsis (in UK) than from all major forms of cancer (breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined) ~37.000. // In sepsis, the body's immune system goes into overdrive // Is a damaged information system ( of the immune system ) linked to higher cases of sepsis? like MS, autoimmune disease. // [S]lurred speech or confusion, [E]xtreme shivering, [P]assing no urine in a day, [S]evere breathlessness, "[I] feel like I might die.", [S]kin rash or mottled skin. SEPSIS // bit.ly/1JssTiy & wb.md/1lmai4m - deadly rush, out of control case of inflammation spreads across the body. Short-circuit. // Why is still unknown! //&! www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Autoimmune/
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Gegen die Angst - Leben mit Prostatakrebs
63.000 neuerkrankungen pro jahr. 12.000 patienten an prostata krebs sterben, pro jahr! / heufigster krebsursache. // men should test PSA every year past ~50. Meistens merkt man nicht den Krebs im Stadium 1 und 2. Und das schliesst noch nicht mal die agressivitaet/type des tumors ein. & "man muss kaempfen." // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=prostate+cancer
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
You searched for COPD | NutritionFacts.org
diatary intervention in COPD patients. higher antioxidant intake = less oxidative stress = stopping or even reversing lung function decline. // people like to absolve themselves from their problems, 'I can't do anything about this.' - youtu.be/f1XDEHUf6yA - cancer, overweight, obesity, sedentary. // its the same saying you are not a racist and actually being an anti-racist. meaning you are going on the street, activism, talking about racism
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, 67, dies - BBC News
He died in New York City on Monday from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results - BBC News
UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. [ yeah stupid. chemo = weakening the immune system. where in MS the immune system mistakes something OK in the body as threat. thus labled as autoimmune disease. same case as cancer is an autoimmune disease. ] [ - nutritionfacts.org/2014/07/22/how-to-treat-multiple-sclerosis-with-diet/ &! nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-as-an-autoimmune-disease/ ] [ and after the transplant, they keep their lifestyle, and eventually relapse! rebooting your immune system after destroying it with chemo ... and keeping the knife out to your health, it is just a fix for short amount of time! ... till they relapse with symptoms! duh. adds to the health care budget! ] [....] Doctors describe her MS as dormant, but there is hope that the transplant might be a permanent fix. [ what is not mentioned is - chemo side-effect; cancer in later life ]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Alan Rickman, giant of British screen and stage, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian
Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. [...] “surrounded by family and friends”. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. //&! It’s the second time this week we have woken up to terrible awful no good very bad news that someone so beloved has died from cancer. - bit.ly/1Slu99J //&! London-born star Rickman has died in hospital aged 69 surrounded by his family, after battling cancer in secret - http://dailym.ai/1Oun9S2 //&! The news came as a huge shock to Rickman's fans, who hadn't even known he was ill. [ maybe was diagnosed late ie stage 3 or 4, ignored symptoms for too long. ] bit.ly/1RPKVfK //&! "Cancer Battle" - bit.ly/1Zzf492 - In April last year the star revealed he had married his partner of 50 years, Rima Horton, in secret. [ maybe he got late stage/end stage cancer diagnosis some months ago (and been told get affairs in order 'meds can give u some more months, maybe a year or two') ]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Tony Scott: tragic illness behind Top Gun director's suicide
[ brother of Ridley Scott ] Tony Scott, the British film director, committed suicide by leaping from a bridge after being diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Scott &! bit.ly/1TQDeFg
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
David Bowie dies of cancer at 69 - BBC News
Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer. His son director Duncan Jones confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," it said. //&! http://www.theguardian.com/music/davidbowie
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Mexico 20% tax on soda is working : worldnews
Is it finally time to tax sugary drinks? - For years the food industry has blocked attempts to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Now, with doctors, MPs and Jamie Oliver backing a sugary drinks tax, there’s a real appetite for change - bit.ly/1UG3qCr
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
How loneliness affects the well-being of the old and young - BBC News
[ thought to be twice as bad to health as obesity ] Bereavement, relationship breakdown and mental health issues can all lead to loneliness that many find hard to cope with and even talk about. The Campaign to End Loneliness suggests more than a million people in the UK are affected and it isn't just a problem for the elderly, with many young and middle-aged sufferers too. [...] "You have loads of people to do things, but nobody to do nothing." [...] "Age of Loneliness."
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Can exercise keep prostate cancer at bay? - BBC News
[ lol, can't ask people to go whole-food plant-based and keep the alcohol, tobacco at a minimum - youtu.be/ECaI1XwonN0 + reversal of heart disease! - &! healthier lifestyle - bbc.in/1P6Gj1t &! bbc.in/1xwrVbA ] UK researchers are carrying out a trial to see if exercise therapy can help men with prostate cancer. The Sheffield Hallam University team, backed by Cancer Research UK, have a hunch that physical activity can help the body stop tumours from spreading. They are asking 50 men with prostate cancer that has not yet spread to put the theory to the test for 12 months. They hope to show that aerobic exercise is a treatment in its own right and should be offered on the NHS. Half of the men will have weekly supervised exercise sessions, while the other 25 will only be given information about the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Aneurysm screening 'helps thousands' - BBC News
[ its like cancer, early detection you know, not prevention. but doesn't say being on operating table can also have side effects/complications ie death. more risk with more heart disease and age. ] Simple ultrasound scans have helped detect more than 10,000 aneurysms - potentially serious blood vessel swellings - since a now UK-wide screening programme started in 2009. If left untreated larger abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) - where the main blood vessel in the body weakens and expands - can be deadly. But because many do not have symptoms, people may be unaware they have an AAA until they fatally burst. A million men have been screened. [...] Public Health England says after 10 years of screening, half of all ruptures should be prevented, saving an estimated 1,500-2,000 lives a year - though the data to support this is not yet available.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
MP fears Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital takeover deal - BBC News
The first NHS hospital to be privately run could be merged with another cash-strapped trust under a move to share services and save money, an MP claimed. [...] But, he said: "Because [Peterborough and Stamford] are a foundation trust and we are not, if anything it would be an acquisition not a merger. "We are looking at making the best use of money without a diminution of services." Mr Djanogly said proposals to merge "back office functions" at a time when local health services were "haemorrhaging money" were "absolutely to be commended". [ not losing money, the thumb screw have been tightened while the population gets sicker and older and more sick peoples lives prolonged with modern medicine << it's about positioning and PR spin. it's like climate change denial. medical and epidemiological facts denial. ] [...] The Huntingdon hospital was the first in the NHS to be run by a private company, but returned to NHS management in April.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
English GP surgeries reach new patient 'breaking point' - BBC News
Large numbers of GP surgeries in England have stopped taking on new patients or have applied to do so, a BBC investigation has found. The British Medical Association (BMA) says many are at "breaking point" as they struggle to fill staff vacancies. At least 100 surgeries applied to NHS England to stop accepting new patients in 2014/15, a Freedom of Information request revealed. NHS England said it was investing £15m to boost the workforce. At the beginning of November, 299 surgeries were indicating on the NHS Choices website - which provides patients with information about surgeries in their local area - that they were not taking on new patients. [...] Analysis of the Freedom of Information data suggests about 46% of the 100 surgeries which applied in 2014/15 were denied permission, or withdrew the request. NHS England says practices will seek approval before closing their lists to new patients.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Smoker's cough 'could be sign of serious disease' - BBC News
Smokers are being urged not to dismiss the early signs of a debilitating disease as simply a smoker's cough. In a new campaign, Public Health England says too many smokers remain unaware of the risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which narrows the airways, can leave people struggling to do simple tasks such as climbing stairs. Figures show more than 1m people in England are living with it, with nine in 10 cases caused by smoking. COPD is actually the umbrella term for a number of serious lung conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. NO CURE People with the disease have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways and destruction of lung tissue. //&! bbc.in/1QXhR74
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Blood pressure drugs rethink urged - BBC News
[ pushing more meds to prevent. LOL. with the side effects and possible death, from medication side effects/medical complications, is ~4th leading cause of death. ] More lives could be saved if doctors considered giving blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease - even if their blood pressures are normal, a study suggests.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS in Scotland facing 'pressure', doctors warn - BBC News
The NHS in Scotland will face "significantly more pressure" in the coming year despite a budget increase, the doctors' leaders have warned. The British Medical Association claimed that "constrained resources" meant the health service was struggling to cope with increasing demands. BMA Scotland chairman Peter Bennie also said the number of jobs lying vacant could have a "detrimental impact". The Scottish government said it had a "clear vision for the future". [...] "The funding gap faced by the NHS set against rising demand and the impact of increasing consultant, specialty doctor and GP vacancies and unfilled trainee posts cannot be ignored, and we must establish ways to make Scotland's NHS a more attractive place to work. [...] NHS will face significantly more pressure as Scotland's population continues to age." [...] [Shona Robinson] ensuring our NHS is sustainable for future generations. [ << bottom up prevention and intervention ] [ disability from heart disease events ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Jimmy Hill's wife on his battle with Alzheimer's
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland before her husband's Jimmy's death, Bryony Hill, has revealed the 'devastating' impact Alzheimer's disease had on him. Hill died aged 87 having being diagnosed with the illness in 2008. "It’s been absolutely heartbreaking because there’s nothing you can do once you know the diagnosis,” she said. “There are some treatments available but Jimmy didn’t respond," she added.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Weight loss surgery 'cuts risk' of diabetes and heart attacks - BBC News
30% of people "relapse" after 2 years and start to gain weight by cheating (ie making snickers or mars bar smootie). And the majority still don't eat better, just improving their weight, but do not reverse heart disease, or insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, 5 (12) a day, ... // potted mini portions via ready meals. no cooking. no green. no cardiovascular exercise. // and then there is the excess skin eventually. // Is not healthy habit forming // same w fiber. very little fiber intake, continued meat intake will, no anti-inflammatory diet = increase risk of colorectal cancer! also still same risks for heart disease, no reversal (via whole-food plant-based diet) see Dean Ornish // [...] Among those who already had diabetes, their condition improved substantially and many (60%) were able to come off medication altogether. [ << LOL!!! No reversal of type 2? yeah bc they still eat shit and don't move proper. ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
A&E matron: It's like the most complex chess game ever - BBC News
Winter is the most difficult time of year for the NHS. As part of the BBC's NHS Winter series, front-line staff explain what life is like. Here A&E matron Jackie Thompson speaks about why managing her department is like a game of chess and how the common cold can bring the service to its knees. [...] "In the winter we are probably not any busier in terms of numbers coming in - about 250 a day - than we are in the summer. But what is different is that the people we see and more ill and frail. It is difficult, but we do our best."
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Juice Fast/Cleanses Suck || #17 of 30 - YouTube
quick fix, for summer. // Selling you something to give you health. don't make millions with broccoli. doesn't sell well. //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=fiber // reducing childhood obesity by removing 100% juice, targeted - marketed - advertised at kids, to get their 5 a day! but its concentrate with sugar! its engineered food! // EAT WHOLE PLANT FOODS!
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Krebs: Fast jeder zweite Deutsche erkrankt im Laufe seines Lebens - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Bei Männern sind es etwas mehr, bei Frauen etwas weniger: In Deutschland bekommt fast jeder Zweite im Laufe seines Lebens eine Krebsdiagnose, zeigt ein aktueller Bericht. >> Das Risiko dafür hat jeder auch selbst in der Hand. << Bösartige Tumoren sind eine Volkskrankheit, das zeigt der aktuelle Bericht "Krebs in Deutschland" des Robert Koch-Instituts (RKI) und der Gesellschaft der epidemiologischen Krebsregister in Deutschland. Demnach liegt das Risiko für Frauen, im Laufe ihres Lebens an Krebs zu erkranken, aktuell bei 43 Prozent. Bei den Männern erhalten nach derzeitigen Hochrechnungen im Schnitt 51 Prozent einmal im Leben die Diagnose Krebs. [...] Der Einfluss des Lebensstils
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Mad Friday': Christmas revellers given alcohol warning - BBC News
The last weekend before the Christmas holiday could see alcohol-fuelled emergencies increase by up to 50%, officials believe. Alcohol sales across December could reach £2.3bn, health campaigners say. Public Health England has urged people to join its "Dry January" campaign to give up alcohol in the new year. According to figures from Public Health England and Alcohol Concern, alcohol sales in pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK increased by 142% on the final Friday before Christmas last year. [...] "A period of abstinence could help encourage less harmful, better drinking habits in the long-term - even six months later, evidence from Dry January shows that more than two-thirds of participants are still drinking less. "As the festive season continues, we're urging people to take a break and get their 2016 off to a positive start by signing up for Dry January."
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer is not just 'bad luck' but down to environment, study suggests - BBC News
They said the results consistently suggested 70-90% of the risk was due to extrinsic factors. [...] "There is still an element of luck as not every smoker gets cancer, but they have stacked the odds against them. "From a public health point of view, we want to remove as many bullets as possible from the chamber." [...] Dr Emma Smith, from Cancer Research UK, said: "While healthy habits like not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and cutting back on alcohol are not a guarantee against cancer, they do dramatically reduce the risk of developing the disease." //&! Life choices 'behind more than four in 10 cancers' Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets. - bbc.in/143fsSw //&! Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO - bbc.in/1n8d6nD //&! bbc.in/1JgcEiE - 'Long-term healthy lifestyle key to preventing cancer' a public health priority. //&! bbc.in/1ZgQMgo
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Dr. Mercola & Dr. Greger on How Not To Die (Full Interview) - YouTube
need to be active at least 30min a day, if not even 90min, sitting is deadly. inactivity is deadly // 19:50 infectious diseases from domestication of animals; influenza, ducks, common cold, horses, small pox, camels, // UTI = food borne illness. chicken meat; cross contamination (kitchen hygiene) & rectal bacteria creeping into bladder through pee hole opening. // +80% of antibiotics fed 2 farm animals (USA) // 25:30 got to eat real food! engineered food upsets and wreaks havoc to your microbiome & your health! probiotics are present in raw fruits and vegetables. no pharmacy/pill. but farmacy // 29:00 reductive science by pharma 2 treat depression symptoms with SSRIs&Co. dopamine/serotonin // regular exercise reduces cancer risk, if mitochondria goes south = cancer, upregulate mitochondrial activity through exercise = lower risk. metabolic treatment of disease. // 33:30 higher raw/vegan mimics caloric restriction! real food = caloric density lower vs engineered food. // 39:30
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