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Dating apps didn’t cause the STI crisis – it was cavalier Tory cuts | Nichi Hodgson | Opinion | The Guardian
Every £1 on prevention and treatment saves the NHS £11, yet sexual health centres are closing due to a lack of funding
NHS  Austerity  public  health  prevention  STI  Cancer  Obesity  CVD  chronic  sick  population  nanny  state  sickcare  demand  Tories  nasty  party  Theresa  May 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Funding the NHS: Is it finally time for a new approach? - BBC News
A ring-fenced tax for health and social care has been resisted in the past by the Treasury. Such a policy is known by economists as hypothecation. Opponents, including Treasury mandarins, believe it ties the hands of chancellors.

But, intriguingly, a former top civil servant at the Treasury, Sir Nick Macpherson, has come out in favour of a ring-fenced tax which is renewed every five years.
NHS  hypothecation  Politics  Sugar  Tax  nudge  nanny  state  prevention  public  health  crisis  winter  Austerity  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  ageing  premature  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  healthcare  diet  lifestyle  self-medication  Alcohol  minimum  pricing  alcoholism  food  addiction  abuse  Council  bedblocking  bed  blocking  adult  elderly  social  care  pension  scheme  obligation  disabled  DWP  mental 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Coca-Cola to sell smaller bottles at higher prices in response to sugar tax | Society | The Guardian
Coca-Cola is to use smaller bottles and sell at higher prices rather than alter its famous sugar-laden secret recipe, while Irn-Bru faces a growing consumer backlash over fears a new lower sugar version will ruin Scotland’s national soft drink.
sugar  tax  nanny  state  lobby  nudge  taxation  food  obesity  public  health  CVD  overweight  UK  NHS  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  self-medication  abuse  food–industrial  complex  vested  interest 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Drunk tanks may become norm, NHS boss warns 'selfish' revellers - BBC News
http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/schwangerschaft/uebergewicht-who-fordert-werbebeschraenkung-fuer-bier-a-1185455.html - Übergewicht in Deutschland WHO fordert Werbebeschränkung für Bier Immer mehr Erwachsene und Kinder sind viel zu dick. Neben mehr Bewegung und Sport fordert die Weltgesundheitsorganisation für Deutschland eine Regulierung von Werbung.
UK  alcoholism  self-medication  abuse  public  health  Austerity  NHS  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  binge  drinking  A&E  prevention  nudge  nanny  state 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
What to do if your child is overweight - BBC News
One in ten young people in the UK, aged between five and 19, is obese, according to new research that looks at obesity trends in over 200 countries. Consultant paediatrician Prof Mary Rudolf, who advises the government on obesity, says many parents would not know that "a healthy 10-year-old's ribs should be clearly visible - many parents would consider that such a child was quite underweight". //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39846385 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37859484 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37108767 - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down' &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' &! WHO World Obesity Day // In the UK, one in every 10 young people aged five to 19, is obese. Obese children are likely to become obese adults, putting them at risk of serious health problems, say experts.
These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon. [...] "Even skinny people are heavier than they would have been ten years ago.
"We have not become more weak-willed, lazy or greedy. The reality is the world around us is changing." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41550159 &! bariatric surgery - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/11/obese-people-treatment-surgery-britain &! hidden sick environment to navigate: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/11/high-calorie-puddings-dominate-childrens-menus-at-leading-food-chains
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2tn a year from 2025 | Society | The Guardian
The cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2tn every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic, according to new expert estimates. Obesity and smoking are the two main drivers behind the soaring numbers of cancers, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes worldwide, grouped together officially as non-communicable diseases. They are the biggest killers of the modern world.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Chronic ill health among working age population poses 'unsustainable drain' on NHS | HeraldScotland
Currently 39 per cent of the working age population in Scotland has at least one long-term condition, but that is forecast to surge as the population ages and Scotland grapples with the fallout of an obesity epidemic.

Prof MacDonald said a failure to prevent and manage long-term conditions properly would be catastrophic as pension age increases to 68 or more.
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september 2017 by asterisk2a
Tax the rich more to help the poor, say NHS chiefs | Scotland | The Times & The Sunday Times
Hundreds of healthcare professionals in Scotland have insisted that the rich should pay more income tax.

The unprecedented move by the Faculty of Public Health in Scotland comes weeks after the SNP’s programme for government opened the door to the possibility of income tax rises. A discussion paper on the subject is promised before next year’s budget. &! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/16/two-thirds-support-higher-taxes-to-fund-nhs - Two-thirds support higher taxes to maintain NHS funding Amid growing concern about state of the health service, poll shows a willingness to contribute more
NHS  Austerity  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  population  Verursacherprinzip  nanny  state  Sugar  Tax  SugarTax  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  premature  ageing  demographic  bubble  babyboomers  baby  boomers  western  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  Cancer 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Snacks, fags and booze: Scotland's triple health challenge | Holyrood Magazine
Obesity is linked to 13 types of cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes, with obesity-related illnesses costing Scotland approximately £4.6bn. The annual cost of type 2 diabetes alone to NHS Scotland is £800m.

Obesity is now the second biggest risk factor for cancer after smoking and Cancer Research UK has warned that Scotland is in the grip of an obesity epidemic, with Scots consuming 110 tonnes of sugar a day, fuelled by promotions on unhealthy foods. [...] experts have concluded that only a change in diet can tackle Scotland’s weight problems. [...] “obesogenic environment” &! advocacy for nanny state - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/15/cookery-courses-obese-people-smoking-nanny-state-eating &! https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/health-health-workforce-conversation-stopper
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september 2017 by asterisk2a
Sell high calorie foods in plain packaging to beat obesity, says Brain Prize winner | Science | The Guardian
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39183178 Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz share €1m neuroscience prize for work unravelling the brain’s reward system Selling high calorie foods in plain packaging could help in the battle against obesity according to a leading researcher who has won a share of the most lucrative prize in neuroscience for his work on the brain’s reward system. The colourful wrapping and attractive advertising of calorie-rich foods encourage people to buy items that put them at risk of overeating and becoming obese in the future, said Wolfram Schultz, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. “We should not advertise, propagate or encourage the unnecessary ingestion of calories,” [ ... dopamine is released in anticipation of a reward, not just consumption of reward, thus seeing comfort food packaging and buying it, releases dopamine = walking into today's supermarket is dopamine rush for some, a high, irresistible, can not stop themselves from buying them 50/50 sugar/fat combos! ]
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
'Weak' strategy on childhood obesity is wasted opportunity, say experts | Society | The Guardian
Plan to rely on voluntary action by food industry is dismissed as embarrassing by public health experts who condemn failure to restrict advertising aimed at children //&! bbc.in/2bcMjuR - and even the call for more excercise is outdated, epidemilogical studies have shown, its not the excercise, it is what you put in your mouth. // weak bbc.in/2buwH3x & youtu.be/5Jwe9eEJxpU &! bbc.in/2buwH3x
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august 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
Whatever happened to the obesity strategy? - BBC News
There is speculation now that it may not be published before Easter. The simple reason is the prime minister's overcrowded diary and his current preoccupation with Europe. David Cameron knows the clock is ticking down to the end of his premiership before the next election. He wants to make his mark on domestic policy and he has identified tackling obesity as an important potential part of his legacy. It is seen at Number Ten as a priority second term issue, to rank with the dementia initiative in his first term of office. Much of the groundwork has already been done by the Department of Health and Public Health England. [...] Mr Cameron's anti-red tape and pro-business leanings might steer him away from such an approach and towards a voluntary deal agreed with the supermarkets. But officials and experts will make the case for government intervention.
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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
Obesity: NHS to introduce 'sugar tax' in England - BBC News
The NHS is looking to impose its own "sugar tax" in hospitals and health centres in England, to help tackle the growing problem of obesity. It says people should be charged more for sweet drinks and snacks in vending machines and cafes. //&! Exclusive: Simon Stevens promises levy on sugary foods and snacks as he urges ministers to force food firms to take action - bit.ly/1V04RvL
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january 2016 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
Could fining parents cut childhood obesity? - BBC News
More than 600 million people, or 13% of the world's adult population, are obese. The rate more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, according to the World Health Organization. The estimated cost to the global economy is $2tn (£1.3tn), including £47bn to the UK. National and local governments have struggled to address obesity, defined as having a body mass index - based on the ratio of height to weight - of more than 30. They often face accusations of nanny-statism and opposition from food and drink companies if they do so. Attempts have been patchy and experts are divided on what, if anything, works. // [ THUS NUDGE and push people making the right decision by progressive (increase every other year) sugar/fat tax and animal products tax and subsidize produce, especially in food deserts. and tax food chain products accordingly. ] In 2012, France quadrupled the tax on saturated fat-rich palm oil, dubbed the "Nutella tax" because the popular hazelnut spread contained the ingredient.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
A!073 - Fehler in der Matrix I & II – Aufwachen!
min 24 - Kyoto Protocol wasn't ratified by western world. And there is no Climate / Carbon Emission Police and supranational Judge. //
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Conspiracy-theorist nutbags run Congress, and they’re making Benghazi a verb: Next up, climate scientists - Salon.com
But in this political environment, being cautious about just handing a bunch of documents over to Republican is a smart move. After watching the Planned Parenthood and Benghazi hearings, a couple of things are clear: One, the Republicans will extract any stray word or number they can and take it out of context in an effort to advance their political agenda, with concerns about decency and honesty not restraining them in the slightest. Two, if they can’t find something like that, they’ll probably just lie about it. [...] The episode was a stellar demonstration of how the utter lack of morals and decency among House Republicans will lead them to distort and lie about numbers, even in the most obnoxious and obvious ways. [...] Imagine what kind of lies and distortions Republicans could gin up with the complex equations and variables that go into climate science. // confusing people. put doubt into peoples mind.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Jamie Oliver: Time to get 'medieval' on sugar - Newsnight - YouTube
>> biggest killer; diet related diseases. // "industry don't want you to have clarity." as in pictures of cancer on tobacco packaging. // same w WHO reply "moderation" "meat and dairy is part of a healthy balanced diet."
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Global Capitalism: October 2015 Monthly Update - YouTube
33:40 Price Increase 13.1% 2013/14. Big Pharma + Lobby + insurance company + letting itself being sugar-coated-medical profession = medical-industrial complex. A cosy relationship. // Big Sugar. Big Tobacco. Big Oil/Fossil Fuel. // US spends more % (18%) of GDP on medical related expenses than any other developed/western country. //&! 44:40 - VW! No.1 air polluter is private automobil. "we are not talking about more profits. but maximising profits while accepting the contribution to air pollution and death of the vulnerable (asthma). [...] fraud. that caused who know how many people. [...] example of what capitalism is. if there is more money to make. do it." [+ Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit exploitation] "deadly behaviour of conglomerates (many recalls blamed on complexity of car) in a rational society, but no questions have been asked." [] [Underinvestment in public transportation in USA. 1/2 of Berlin citizens have no car. tell that LA.] "Decision to Deceive. Knowingly harm People."
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Plastic bag charge in Scotland sees usage cut by 80% - BBC News
[ the plastic bag chage, 5p, is not enough, should be 50p and seen as penalty! thus it is the little brother of Sugar/Processed Food/junk food/fast food/and animal product taxation (extra levies) to show people every day when they show that they know this is more expensive now because this has to pay for my sick days in later life, like insurance premium for risky behavior, to fund NHS! Even seeing it as carbon tax and environmental levy because of how dirty animal products are! ]"It's now becoming second nature to shoppers to reuse their carrier bags and hopefully to think more about our impact on the environment." [...] Asda witnessing a drop of 90% and Sainsbury's 100% as it no longer offers them to shoppers. [...] The policy came into being in Scotland on 20 October last year and England introduced charging at the beginning of this month.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Part II: Is the Government fulfilling its role in the fight against cancer?
The scale of the challenge is apparent. I think we should be as bold and ambitious as possible: scientists, clinicians, patients, the general public and politicians all working together for a single goal: to eliminate cancer within a generation, and Britain at the forefront of this. [...] Patient experience has to be prioritised and this is difficult when NHS cancer services are under unprecedented pressure and the Government far too often provides contradictory messages. The Department of Health must provide the NHS with the resources and the long-term, holistic stability to allow Trusts to invest in state-of-the-art equipment. The NHS needs to emphasise prevention and early detection too, but the risk is that under greater financial and workforce pressure, cancer services will be forced to firefight.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Branson: Treating addicts with 'decency' saves them
Policy Making for Super Rich, 1%, vested interest and interest groups & Industry (capitalism) >> bit.ly/1eX3wC2 - [ First it was Big Sugar in USA that put Political pressure (will withdraw funding) on WHO to withdraw new & much low added sugar intake/nutritional guidance. Now this with the UN. Who are Policy Makers anyway? Are there any characters at these institutions? - bit.ly/1kmEDHJ & bit.ly/1GnMUoH & bit.ly/1cSYi7O & bit.ly/1MBJPy3 "Food Politics" & 1.usa.gov/1jyOCJQ ] // Richard Branson "somebody seems to have got to the UN, either a country or somebody worried about their job." The report by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime report allegedly said that there has been "millions of unnecessary arrests and that criminalising people for drugs is unnecessary and harmful." "They had basically come around to the realisation that treating people with decency is how you wean people off drugs". // UN denies Branson claim - bit.ly/1XeWLBp //&! bbc.in/1GP0EDC
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Be bold on sugar tax, Jamie Oliver says - BBC News
"Governments over the past 30 years have done an incredible disservice to children" [] If people are well informed (unbiased), majority makes good choices. [] addresses that mandatory processed food labeling doesnt go far enough [] tax isnt radical, its very basic! //&! [A] tax would be the "single most important" change that could be made [] "deeply symbolic" as well as raising money. [] 20% sugar tax could raise up to a £1bn a year [] could be shared between the NHS & primary schools. [] [ GOV RESPONSE: ] "The causes of obesity are complex, caused by a number of dietary, lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors, and tackling it will require a comprehensive and broad approach. "As such, the government is considering a range of options for tackling childhood obesity." [ sticking to message and positioning by food industry! Intentionally confusing the public! no clear actionable message! ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
The blame for distorting our view of women doesn’t lie just with advertisers | Lucy Mangan | Comment is free | The Guardian
If we objected strongly enough to warped views of female bodies, women would take our custom elsewhere. But we keep buying the brands that offend us [...] But the lack of change in this area suggests consumers are not changing their spending habits. And as most of the consumers of the brands and products these advertisers are selling to are women purporting to hate this kind of thing, we have a conundrum: why are we still doing this? Why aren’t we putting our money where our mouths are? And then, obviously, in further solidarity taking our mouths off for a pizza somewhere? [...] Asking, or compelling by legislation, advertisers to do this runs counter to almost every prevailing ideology and trend. It asks that moneymaking ventures act for the greater good instead of the bottom line. It asks government to chip away at a cornerstone of the free market. It conceptualises women as hapless victims of intangible forces.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
How a slick SNP conference ended with 'a trust me' call - BBC News
bbc.in/1GbLVrM &! bbc.in/1Lrx3lH - Scottish Labour are "arrogant, lazy and complacent", The SNP are the "only effective opposition to the Tories at Westminster", The time to propose another referendum will be when there is clear evidence independence has become the choice of a majority of people in Scotland //&! bbc.in/1GbLVrM &! bbc.in/1OLZMGl //&! 200m for 5 new elective treatment centres: bit.ly/1Lt9by7 - NICOLA STURGEON will today unveil an eye-catching £200million plan to improve medical care for the elderly in Scotland. The First Minister will use her keynote speech at the SNP conference to reveal five new centres will be built across the country to specialise in operations such as hip or knee replacements and cataract removal. [...] Sturgeon will acknowledge that Scotland’s rapidly ageing population is likely to cause problems for the NHS in the years ahead. [...] [ Giving people a new lease of life. ] making our NHS fit for the future.”
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Regional divide in smoking in pregnancy - BBC News
[ doesn't even include second hand smoke that pregnant women are exposed to! ] NHS data shows 27.2% of mothers-to-be in Blackpool smoke throughout pregnancy compared with 2.1% in Westminster. And, each year, more than 70,000 pregnancies are affected by smoking. The overall rate has fallen to below 11% in England, but the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group report urges a national target of below 6% by 2020. Each year, smoking during pregnancy in the UK causes an estimated: 2,200 premature births. 5,000 miscarriages. 300 stillbirths. [...] "We also know that there are big regional variations, with rates much higher in poorer communities. "We cannot be complacent." //&! bbc.in/1QBADNF
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bad Science: Vegetables Are Better For You Than Fruit - YouTube
5 a day should be upped to 7. ... how about at least a dozen. // diversity, coulourful. // Form UK Farmers Lobby Group to make the dozen a day recommendation! includes also legumes, beans, whole grains, ... "EarthToTable" "DirtyVegetable" //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Paris climate summit: UN negotiations 'need redesign' - BBC News
[ only bottom up works ... till the tide is big enough. same with health and fitness (which in part has to be about looking good/fit). self-esteem. ] The UN climate negotiations are heading for failure and need a major redesign if they are to succeed, scientists say. The pledges that individual countries are offering ahead of the Paris climate summit in December are too entrenched in self interest instead of being focussed on a common goal. The researchers say the science of cooperation is being ignored. Instead, they say the negotiations should focus on a common commitment on the global price of carbon. This means countries would agree on a uniform charge for carbon pollution, a scheme that would encourage polluters to reduce their emissions. The comments from researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, University of Maryland, US, and University of Cologne, in Germany, are published in the journal Nature. //&! bbc.in/1jYOUtz
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Tobacco tax increase urged by parliamentary group - BBC News
The tax rate currently goes up by 2% above inflation each year, but the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health wants that increased to 5%. It says an extra £100m per year would be generated to spend on anti-smoking projects, and the rate of decline in smoking would be doubled. Tobacco manufacturers described the proposal as "counter-productive".
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Brighton and Hove initiative tackles sugar addiction - BBC News
The "devastating harm" caused by having too much sugar is the focus of Brighton and Hove's first city-wide campaign as part of a drive to help reduce obesity. More than 300 children were admitted to hospital for teeth extraction in the city in 2012-13, while treating diet-related diseases costs £80m a year. The Sugar Smart City initiative has the backing of TV chef Jamie Oliver. He has asked food outlets in the city to adopt a voluntary 10p sugar levy on soft drinks with added sugar. The food campaigner has recently launched a voluntary levy on sugary drinks in his own restaurants, with the money raised going to Sustain, a charity working in health and food education. The money raised elsewhere in the city from the charge will be paid into the Children's Health Fund. Statistics have shown that one in four children in Brighton and Hove are already overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. [...] "We don't know where it is [...]"
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Scale of NHS deficits to be revealed - BBC News
"we are looking at a systematic problem across the health service." locum staff & sending patients 4 ops 2 private places paid by NHS 2 clear rising waiting lists (RISING DEMAND) & meet Targets. Bed blocking bc severe shortage of elderly care done by austerity. Ageing & premature ageing population & rise of chronic diseases (& thus other comorbidity things that are a result of chronic diseases:joint pains back pains heart problems mobility problems swollen legs bc bodies lymph system gives up skin problems infections care etc complex needs arise - bc they treat symptoms. not the problem, the root of all evil). NHS cant treat a sick population with the status quo it has been handed down by Tories policy. Tories like 2 remove benefits from parents of truants, disabled, vulnerable (to make their lives better). BUT Big Sugar & Processed Food? No nanny state there. Socially unacceptable. Unpopular amongst majority. Career Politicians unequal real reformer/visionary. &! bit.ly/1OpQXBS
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Parents of truants to have benefits docked - BBC News
[ school attendance ] [ double standard ] Parents in England who refuse to pay a penalty after their children play truant will have their child benefit docked, the prime minister has said. A civil penalty of up to £120 would be claimed through child benefit if the fine is not paid after 28 days. Currently, 40% of fines go unpaid. David Cameron told BBC Breakfast it was about making sure children get "the great start in life that they need".
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
WHO | A call for higher taxes on tobacco
Dr Margaret Chan and Mike Bloomberg call for higher taxes on tobacco. The evidence is clear: raising tobacco taxes cuts usage, encourages smokers to quit and discourages young people from picking up the habit in the first place. The United Nations ought to encourage countries to raise tobacco taxes to support the world’s Sustainable Development Goals and reduce tobacco use.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Fat Shaming and Making Fun of Fat People - YouTube
+ wikipedia TOFI // makes me want 2 eat. I hate myself, every inch of my body. but i am not ashamed. // addiction 2 engineered food: 50/50 sugar/fat plus salt! + animal protein & products. its addiction & substance abuse in one. not knowing ('because everyone eats what I eat') 4 urself that u are addicted & u abuse food as emotional cure/balance. bc its engineered (moorish) 2 trigger release of pleasure hormone dopamine. engineered 2 be able 2 eat nearly unlimited quantities. //&! on.fb.me/1h2Hxzc // youtu.be/0BmYEJasZ80 - Weight Loss Ward Docu (BBC); people have 2 be [1] fully educated abt "The System" they are a victim of. & move forward & not be a victim, angry & not change. But show the middle finger & take control & build a new identity. Only building a new identity = new lifestyle (small changes, step by step, decided by one self (made to stick via autonomy, mastery, purpose = intrinsic motivation), active lifestyle, W-F P-B D & HCLF&P 801010 &! youtu.be/0IQrYsQUIN8?t=19m7s
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Healthier lifestyles 'could cut cancer cases by a third' - BBC News
For example, among men, 9% of cases of advanced prostate cancer could be prevented every year if men were not overweight or obese. [...] Prof Kevin Fenton, director of health and wellbeing at Public Health England, said the UK was currently behind on cancer survival rates compared with other European countries. He said one major factor was that cancer prevention was not in the public consciousness. "The link between tobacco and cancer is widely known and readily accepted by the public, but many are not yet fully convinced that healthy eating, regular exercise and not drinking alcohol, can lower your cancer risk." // &! forksoverknives.com/longevity-diet/ --- premature ageing and early death and sick end of life, through the adoption of a western diet. //&! bit.ly/1LJxhnU
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
30 stone at 13: meet the obese teenagers going under the knife | Society | The Guardian
More than 8,000 patients had weight-loss surgery in 2012-13, according to NHS figures – a 30-fold increase in just over a decade. They were not only middle-aged and long-term obese, but teenagers and young people, too: 570 under-25s had surgery between 2010 and 2013, according to the UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry, and nearly 40% of these were “super obese”. Despite healthy eating edicts and government campaigns, they had, in their short lives, already advanced through the obesity categories – obese, severely obese, morbidly obese – and now, at super obese, were more than twice the weight they should be.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Is it HEALTHY to have Obese role models? Tess Munster - YouTube
fat shaming (does not help, ultimately) is not enlightenment (public education and personal self-education, reading up how you harm yourself and people from high up & ur parents have poisoned you since your inception (epigenetics, pollution)), medical intervention, helping someone when you were in their shoes and found help and or helped yourself. Only YOU YOURSELF can be of true interest about YOUR health, because it is your life, your health, your well being, happiness, your disposable income not to spend on medical care. Not food multinational conglomerates owned by a handful shareholders! Theyre not interested in ur health or the nations exploding health care spending. They are interested in maintaining the status quo. Dividends. Profits. Less regulation & oversight. Rising share price. Share buybacks. As child ur indoctrinated, by those people. Because they HOLD the power. There is no broccoli lobby. How abt frame lobby involvement in food pyramid as nanny state by food giants!?
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS on brink of collapse, warns former health minister | Society | The Guardian
Norman Lamb [...] NHS will crash within two years with catastrophic consequences unless the government orders an immediate multibillion pound cash injection, the former minister in charge of care services says. [...] fears mount among senior NHS officials, care providers and local authorities that NHS and care services are approaching breaking point. [Lamb] accuses the government of dishonesty in failing to admit the scale of the problems [ sick population, premature ageing, chronic diseases, obesity crisis, Big Sugar, food industry, cancer, sedentary lifestyle, demographic bubble, pollution, chronic stress, mental health ]. [ need non-partisan commision ] [...] NHS CEO [...] [sees no] progress in tackling public health problems [which are multi-dimensional][, shaving the top off/limiting the extent/prevention (Sugar Tax/Alcohol Unit pricing review/review of food deserts & fast-processed-junk-food filled grocery stores) against predictable/status quo = pressures continue 2 increase.]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Best way to spread veganism - Gary Yourofsky - YouTube
intrinsic motivation - autonomy, purpose, master // &! identity! group, group pressure, peer group. nobody likes 2 stick out like a clown, especially if one isnt a true clown that cant debate & argue & is activist 4 clownism // &! like boogie, people dont want 2 change because they gave up on themselves & are in a comfortable position (change is moving out of ur comfort zone & staying out of comfort zone till u get 2 a new normal & the discomfort becomes the new comfort, the new u) - youtu.be/tVDs5Bj3h6s - even prospects of ur certain death or pain of other beings is not enough 4 people to change. so lazy got society. so addicted 2 quick fix, no effort changes PR Spin 'it just melts ur fat way' messages selling u pills, dvds, trips, seminars, books. minimal 2 no effort messages inundated. not just "Dieting." also get rich thing, passive income, entrepreneur, marketing & affiliate & social media thing, love thing, self-help books. //&! youtu.be/oHfVajDbyJk &! youtu.be/p1W5RQOxgdU
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
'Super-gonorrhoea' outbreak in Leeds - BBC News
&! GPs are prescribing antibiotics that no longer work for people with gonorrhoea, raising the chances that drug-resistant forms of the sexually transmitted disease will spread. - bit.ly/1Ln8Gth //&! bit.ly/1Mg8XwF //&! bbc.in/1iVQhZs //&! The epic challenges of the post-antibiotic age will take the debate beyond the well-worn issues of obesity and old age - bit.ly/1NNaH3K - Health and Social Care Act (austerity) put sexual health services into councils hand, out of GP's purview, and thus councils have to decide what to cut ... sexual health services. unable to reach to minorities and marginalised. And its not integrated into NHS services, thus ongoing treatment and side effects and oversight is putting on friction! And puts patients health & good outcome at risk (becomes a chronic disease, untreatable, has to be managed: Super-gonorrhoea. // &! "therefore it would be impossible to design a public health system when the population is so feckless and immature." #sick-population
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ The Great British Diet - YouTube
8:30 - "acceptable" meaning ABOVE the industry fudged guidelines!? &! 9:00 - the juice/smoothie! processed fruit juice WITHOUT THE FIBER! The fruit, the phytonutrients, the good stuff. // processed, snacking, convenience, ... but not satiating. no fiber. now whole plant based foods. // "mindless" excess. // Reframing >> it is about consumer protection and protecting the NHS from certain bankruptcy VS ohhh nanny state gets not involved what I have in my cupboard and fridge, what I put in my mouth.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Consumed: How We Buy Class in Modern Britain: Amazon.co.uk: Harry Wallop: 9780007457106: Books
[ abuse of human condition, evolution ] he argues that our social standing in today's society is no longer determined by the accent you speak with, the school you attended, or your parents. Rather, it is determined by the food we eat, our choice of holiday destination, the clothes we wear, the size of the TV we sit in front of, and whether you use a plug-in air freshener or a smelly candle. // &! Enough: Breaking Free from the World of Excess Paperback (2009) by John Naish // &! No Logo by Naomi Klein //&! The Tyranny of Choice - Renata Salecl //&! The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz //&! The Art Of Choosing: The Decisions We Make Everyday of our Lives, What They Say About Us and How We Can Improve Them - Sheena Iyengar // &! Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown) // &! September 2015 Wish list // &! essentialism, simplicity, minimalism, minimalismus, and tim ferriss >> decision fatigue
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Jamie Oliver's sugar tax is a good idea - Telegraph
The Government should forget about industry lobbying and act on the national scandal of sugary food and drink, // The coalition also relies on another common industry talking point: "empowering choice is more effective than restricting it," claiming that "instead of teaching people what not to eat, dietary guidance should focus on providing practical 'how to' advice." - facebook.com/DietitiansForProfessionalIntegrity/posts/974432892626586
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
European court opinion due on minimum alcohol pricing - BBC News
Legislation to bring in a minimum unit price of 50p was passed by the Scottish Parliament in May 2012. But a legal challenge was brought by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), which argued it breached European law. [...] The Scottish government, which has argued that minimum pricing is vital to address Scotland's "unhealthy relationship with drink", has been unable to implement the policy while the legal process is ongoing. The SWA's legal bid has been backed by other European wine and spirits producers. The industry body has described the legislation, which is supported by health professionals and the police, as "un-targeted, misguided and illegal", and argues that it acts as a barrier to trade.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Jamie Oliver's crusade against sugar - YouTube
// profit on cost of people. getting treatment by NHS. what source of tax do you say yes to - sugar tax or NHS health care budget rising continually because rising treatment # and cost for diet related and lifestyle related chronic diseases!!?? // this is not nanny state. this is us saving, nudging, ourselfs away from the cliff to slow fiscal and health ruin - as individual, each and as country, and the earth, because it is not sustainable on an earth w finite resource ... we are consuming currently ~1.4 earth's per year
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Diabetes uses 10% of NHS drugs bill - BBC News
Diabetes now accounts for 10% of the NHS drugs bill in England, according to official figures. The Health and Social Care Information Centre report shows £869m was spent on drugs for the disease last year. It marks a sharp rise from the £514m being spent on the drugs a decade ago, when they accounted for just 6.6% of the prescriptions budget. The figures include drugs for both type-1 and type-2 diabetes, which affect 2.8 million people in England. It includes insulin, metformin and other anti-diabetic drugs. // &! Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet - bit.ly/1N8dkt6 &! &! bbc.in/1fjJm9X - Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade [...] The inability to control the level of sugar in the blood can lead to blindness and amputations and is a massive drain on NHS resources. Diabetes UK called for the NHS to improve care for patients and for greater efforts to prevent diabetes. [ 90% is type 2 linked to diet/obesity/lifestyle ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Study suggests safe alcohol guidance 'unrealistic' - BBC News
But the study found that the guidelines are largely ignored because most people do not drink every day. Instead they drink heavily at the weekend - in order to get drunk. [ as socially acceptable outlet, from a weeks worth of chronic stress and worry. legal high and stress relieve as is tobacco. ] // thus as food can be used/abused as emotionally compforting and stress-reliever, binge drinking on the weekend as well as the habit for 2-3 drinks during weekdays to relieve the stress, should this behavior be space made in the DSM for disorder!? abuse/coping mechanism!/being dependent on it!? which is socially acceptable!. but long-term harmful to your health, as well as short-term to ur disposable income/savings rate & alcohol related injuries A&E & police force has to deal with!? --- Eating Disorders - bbc.in/1JRg4fu - Gemma and Dr Radha are on hand to talk about eating disorders.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Health regulator tells NHS trusts to 'look again' at finances - BBC News
bit.ly/1UjGIAQ - NHS told to fill vacancies 'only where essential' due to looming funding crisis. NHS trusts have been told by Monitor, the health service regulator, to fill vacancies “only where essential” as it warned that current financial plans are “quite simply unaffordable”. [...] As I have said before, if we are to do the best we can for patients we must leave no stone unturned in our collective efforts to make the money we have go as far as possible. [...] of course, all actions should be consistent with your responsibilities for safety and the delivery of constitutional standards.” [...] Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary [...] "It will raise further questions about how the government can possibly fulfil commitments on a seven-day NHS without the money to back it up.” // &! http://www.theguardian.com/society/nhs // &! bit.ly/1IFaL3P - we really are getting sicker // &! bbc.in/1Hnj8tH &! bbc.in/1Ik1Zbx &! bbc.in/1IPeCuq &! bbc.in/1vRxxKx
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Here is Where Low Carb Diets Ultimately Fail
The REAL Results of Low-Carb youtu.be/g_fd6ikPN3M not sustainable. // &! >> Vegan Whole Plant Based Foods only << = the forever diet. // &! The Paleo Diet is Not What you Think youtu.be/bATlVsz412s // &! nutritionfacts.org // book: Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America's Low-Carb Craze: The Scary Truth About America's Low-carb Craze! - Michael Greger // &! The Only Diet Proven to Reduce Heart Disease Is... - youtu.be/sR4XSfJ1vBs &! __>> Heart Disease is a choice <
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Obese people and drug users who refuse treatment could have benefits cut | Society | The Guardian
A nanny state for those that cost the state (directly, and now), because it fits their message 'only work pays'! what a double standard. what a intellectual dishonesty and cynicism. And again putting it like it is a 'lifestyle choice' being addicted and or obese. That one chose consciously, in order not to 'work.' // if people work, and are overweight, have diabetes, obese, high blood pressure, take statins, runing their liver long-term with alcohol abuse (functioning alcoholic, drug user) etc etc - costing the NHS especially long-term (sick population) - it is ok, but if they don't work. it's not ok. // after all, substance abuse, in majority of cases has a mental health (history) & social environment (nurture) component to it. Much complexity to it. And cutting services to actually help & prevent people going down the route of abuse doesn't help. Cutting A, putting it back in B. // &! bit.ly/1JACXDU - UK proposals to strip obese claimants of benefits 'flawed and unethical'
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Obesity: 'Slim chance' of return to normal weight - BBC News
[ its the environment & addiction component, stupid ] For severe obesity, shedding excess weight in a year is even more unlikely, a study of UK health records concluded. [...] [S]trategies for helping obese patients are failing. A team from King's College London is calling for "wider-reaching public health policies" to prevent people becoming obese in the first place. Lead researcher Dr Alison Fildes said the main treatment options offered to obese people in the UK - weight management programmes via their GP - were not working for the vast majority. "Treatment needs to focus on stopping people gaining more weight and maintaining even small levels of weight loss," she said. "Current strategies that focus on cutting calories and boosting physical activity aren't working for most patients to achieve weight loss and maintain that. "The greatest opportunity for fighting the obesity epidemic might be in public health policies to prevent it in the first place at a population level."
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer: The challenge facing the NHS - BBC News
Lifestyles matter too But for all the emphasis on testing and treatment, there is a lot people can do. Four in 10 cancers could be prevented by changes to lifestyles. The biggest cause of cancer is smoking, but a host of other activities from diet to exercise also play a role. If we are going to improve the odds in the fight against cancer, everyone has a role to play. // bbc.in/1IbKnOS - A call for action on smoking and obesity - four in 10 cancers could be prevented through lifestyle improvements // &! bit.ly/1MjemFr - Outdated treatment, uncertain funding and failure to battle big causes of cancer – with one in five people still smoking – blamed for unnecessary suffering
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
A Liverpool health experiment which just might save the NHS - BBC News
[ a bomb oozing, not exploding, just getting bigger & bigger & each passing year not tackling the causes - harder to resolve. ] True to form, the wise men at the top of the NHS in their headquarters in Leeds and Liverpool have identified the source of their pain: it's us. We are victims of our own lifestyle choices, demographically ever more numerous, and culturally driven by untameable expectations. We drink too much, we are too fat, we smoke, and we do not exercise and the average age of the population is increasing. The pressure is intolerable. A morning at A&E or a GP's surgery is like a scene from The Day of the Triffids. No power on earth could save us from ourselves and we are lucky to live as long as we do. [...] Unless we change the way we do things, the NHS in England will die. [...] [ FOCUS HAS TO CHANGE - from treatment to prevention and education. ] "The NHS can't cope: no health service would cope - anywhere." // intrinsic motivation by ppl to change for the better.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Robert Lustig (Full Interview) - YouTube
trans fat = consumable poison (no safe threshold). Sugar not as bad, has safe threshold of around 6-9 teaspoons/day (women-men). body has capability 2 metabolize fructose. insulin resistance associated with weight gain >> energy storage into fat through liver. insulin (spike) is the instigator. // 80% obese population are metabolically ill (various chronic diseases) & 20% of 80%, their body is sucking it up but not till long (mostly younger people). 40% of 70% (people of normal weight amongst the population) are insulin resistant &have other chronic diseases (via metabolic syndrome). it is at a lower prevalence. but still! they ARE thin sick people (metabolic syndrome) "Tofi". their whole numbers are greater than obese sick people. // Exposure 2 western diet! // 21:50 intermittent fasting. when u fast ur liver has 2 live off liver storage. ultimately, better diet is abt 'get the liver fat down' ie by getting rid of the sugar. ketogenic diet // 31:00 Glycemic Load! // 36:00 exercise!
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors - BBC News
[health care budget bomb that WILL explode, is already oozing ] An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says. It estimates poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year. In a major report on unhealthy diets, the body called for the extra money raised to be used to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables. [...] "We're looking at 30% of the UK population being obese by the year 2030, a large extent of that is due to the amount of sugar we're actually consuming without realising. "The biggest problem is a lot of us are unaware of the amount of sugar we are consuming on a day-to-day basis." [...] The government's main approach to obesity has to been to work with the food industry to get it to voluntarily reduce calorie content. [ but a calorie is not a calorie ! stupid ! ] &! bit.ly/1JZFAQS &! bbc.in/1TGifpc - Sugar intake 'should be halved' &! bbc.in/1OlN6Ug - Slim ppl get sick too.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Präventionsgesetz: Mehr Geld für die Gesundheitsvorsorge - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Kita, Schule, Betrieb: Überall soll die Gesundheitsvorsorge eine größere Rolle spielen. Zwei vom Bundesrat verabschiedete Gesetze sollen zudem die Impfbereitschaft verbessern und schnellere Facharzttermine garantieren. [...] Die Kassen hatten zuvor kritisiert, dass rund 35 Millionen Euro zur Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) fließen sollen. Das sei Quersubventionierung einer Bundesbehörde durch Versichertengelder, sagte der Vorstand des GKV-Spitzenverbands, Gernot Kiefer. Betriebe sollen zudem mehr für die Gesundheit ihrer Mitarbeiter tun - etwa in Form von gesundem Kantinenessen, heißt es auf der Seite des Bundesgesundheitsministeriums. [...] Auch Selbsthilfegruppen werden durch das Gesetz gestärkt.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Treasury, the Budget and the NHS - BBC News
[Cost 4 public health care & services are set-up 2 explode bc of sick population. NHS needs 2be funded by Alcohol, Sugar, Tobacco & animal products tax! (phased in) & Subsidize together with companies an employee wellbing-active lifestyle voucher system that also includes family! As well as subsidize fruit & vegetable prices. & a national years long multi-media campaign & PE@School ] The big decisions on financing the NHS over the next few years are likely to come in the autumn with the departmental spending review. Beyond a restatement of the commitment to an extra £8 billion in 2020 [...] detailed analysis of the financial needs of the NHS in England is underway. Department of Health and Treasury officials are poring over projections for health demand. They need to be sure that the £8 billion identified by NHS chiefs is realistic. That figure was reached after assuming highly ambitious efficiency savings of £22 billion by 2020. Ministers want to be assured that figure is achievable.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Heart disease plus diabetes can knock more than a decade off your life | Society | The Guardian
“An individual in their 60s who has both conditions [diabetes and heart disease] has an average reduction in life expectancy of about 15 years.” Men of 60 with any two of the cardiometabolic conditions studied lost 12 years of life on average. The lifespan of those with all three conditions was reduced by 14 years. For women aged 60, the corresponding estimates were 13 years and 16 years of reduced life expectancy. The effects were even more dramatic at younger ages. Men of 40 with all three conditions could expect to have their life cut short by 23 years and women by 20 years. // - Old before your time. Kids today may not reach the age their baby boomer parents reached. - bit.ly/1G67Wkv // THIS IS A BUDGET TIME BOMB THAT WILL EXPLODE IN OUR FACE IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS (2025), HARD! IN THE WESTERN & TODAYS DEVELOPING WORLD. ECON DAMAGE (environment, ecology - due to unsustainable livestock farming, pollution, waste & CO2 footprint (2nd largest CO2 contributor) / and sick workforce).
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Weltgesundheitsorganisation: Alle sechs Sekunden stirbt ein Mensch durchs Rauchen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Jedes Jahr sterben sechs Millionen Menschen an den Folgen vom Rauchen, im Jahr 2030 könnten es acht Millionen sein. Um die Zahl einzudämmen, fordert die WHO drastische Steuern. [...] Bereits heute sterben jedes Jahr sechs Millionen Menschen, weil sie rauchen oder geraucht haben - alle sechs Sekunden einer, heißt es in dem Bericht. Das sind mehr Tote als durch HIV/Aids, Malaria und Tuberkulose zusammen. Greifen die Regierungen nicht mit drastischen Maßnahmen durch, könnte sich die Zahl der Tabak-Toten demnach bis 2030 auf acht Millionen erhöhen. Obwohl in vielen Ländern weniger geraucht wird, steigt die Zahl der Raucher weltweit durch das Bevölkerungswachstum. [...] Die WHO zählt Rauchen zu den Risikofaktoren für weitverbreitete Krankheiten wie Krebs, Herz- und Lungenleiden sowie Diabetes. // big tobacco - bit.ly/1IHRD3H &! https://pando.com/2015/07/07/shillers-killers/
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Food labelling and its consequences - YouTube
>> no direct impact on you = still buys Primark and battery cage eggs and dead animals. // health problems and environmental problems will come later not now. will indulge in the pleasure now and consume mindlessly, pushing it back. // change comes only when faced head on with consequences, ie health problems they have now (although debatable because of obesity and rising chronic diseases at no-abating pace) and or go to those places pigs are held for farming ... // money lives in digital cyber space, not on earth breathing polluted air. // &! Beyond carnism and toward rational, authentic food choices - Melanie Joy - youtu.be/o0VrZPBskpg
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Concern raised over inactive teens - BBC News
Teenagers should take an hour of exercise a day, but new figures suggest a mere 8% of girls aged 13 to 15 in England are meeting that target. For boys it is not much better - just 14% are doing an hour a day. Hugh Pym reports. // 'wrong to communicate that a calorie is a calorie and that you can eat everything when you exercise' >> Exercise 'not key to obesity fight', say scientists - bbc.co.uk/news/health-32417699 // &! Inactivity 'kills more people than obesity' study finds - bbc.co.uk/news/health-30826550 &! Obesity in developing world quadruples - bbc.co.uk/news/health-25583966 &! Child obesity in Blackpool 'epidemic', says new report - bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-28856480 &! Britons in denial about obesity, new research finds '2/3rds are at least overweight' - bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30596192 // &! bbc.co.uk/news/health-30016671 need for hands-on face to face intervention and guidance!
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Pig MRSA Superbug Spreading To Humans Through Pork - YouTube
Pigs, Antibiotics and Us: This Guardian report exposes the shocking conditions of the UK's intensive pig farms, and the horrifying risk they pose to your health. // animal source of MRSA found in newborns umbilical cord. // long-term catastrophic consequences of producing cheap mass market meat, poultry, dairy, eggs. >> abuse of antibiotics to scale. // meat itself is not only a dose dependent toxin (public health) but by 2nd and 3rd degree IS a public health threat and a environmental and ecological thread. // companies (global conglomerates rootless crony capitalistic tax avoiders) are no stakeholders and don't share the same economic interests (long-term) // once you get livestock associated MRSA, you are dependent on a strong antibiotics probably for life and will probably not get rid of it //
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
David Crosby: Joni Mitchell unable to speak after aneurysm - BBC News
Personal, Individual, high profile story. But reflective case study of the status quo of a sick population and the consequences (for health care costs and unmeasurable individual costs ie quality of life). Dying sick and crippled :/ harsh hard truth that rally hurts. Disabled till rest of your life. End of life care.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer crisis: Cases to reach 'record high in 2015'
There will be a record 2.5 million people living with a cancer diagnosis in the UK in 2015, an analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support predicts. The charity says the surge will create a crisis of "unmanageable proportions", despite improvements in survival and diagnosis being partly behind the rise. It says political parties need to take urgent action. Department of Health officials say survival rates are now at their highest ever in England. [ // mopping up the floor while the faucet is ON and the sink is overflowing. See http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer // Processed Food Industry has no shared economic interest nor health interest of its customers. Its a drug dealer. Is a drug dealer taking great care and educating his potential customers about the risks of his products?! No! Also those conglomerates do not pay their fair share of taxes, don't like oversight and regulation. Just like the drug dealer. ] [ Prevention and nanny state and taxation has 2 be 1000% & subsidize veg! ]
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong (2015) - YouTube
Dogma "A calorie is a calorie" &! Robert Lustig - Frontiers of Science (2015) - youtu.be/uIIXUZwpB-U "hijacked for personal profit" [ no shared economic interest of Wall Street rootless crony capitalistic conglomerate tax evaders lobbying heavily for everything they can and they will. ] "there are now more obese people as undernourished people" [ Presenteeism and absenteeism (increased sick leave = lower productivity amongst labour force) ] medicare will be broke in 2026. "A sink hole." Pharma does not invest in prevention and healing, it is investing in management (long-term care). After all its called pharma and not "health & well being company." min33 What makes u feel good is exercise, caffeine, food. Drop in insulin makes u feel better. Energy expenditure make u feel good. Insulin blocks Leptin signaling. min47 alcohol&liver fat. 1h32 glycemic index vs load // (2011) youtu.be/kOCPyheVesM &! Bad Sugars: Addictive & Hazardous to ur Health (2013) youtu.be/aXlL7yWtAAg
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
The Complete Skinny on Obesity - YouTube
chronic disease are 75% of health care expenditure in western world & developing world! developing countries have bigger problem w obesity & metabolic syndrome than infections like cholera/tb // min13 (Structure of Sugar) fructose is equal 2 alcohol. glucose is metabolized by every organ in the body. even if you don't consume glucose, your body will make it. fructose can only metabolized by the liver. you are overloading your liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). fructose is a liver toxin (liver fat). fructose and alcohol is metabolized into fat! alcohol and fructose can be both nutrients, but they can also be addictive // min 20 Leptin resistance. Insulin turns sugars into fat. western diet (dietary composition, omnivore, fast & processed food) encourage body 2 up the production of insulin (sugar 2 fat) till the ceiling is reached (Pancreatitis -> diabetes). increased insulin response (from diet composition) blocks leptin-to-brain signal (feeling of full) &is addictive over time
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Chief constable warns against ‘drift towards police state’ | UK news | The Guardian
The battle against extremism could lead to a “drift towards a police state” in which officers are turned into “thought police”, one of Britain’s most senior chief constables has warned. [...] It is politicians, academics and others in civil society who have to define what counts as extremist ideas, he says. [...] He stressed he supported new counter-terrorism measures unveiled by the government last week, including bans on alleged extremist speakers from colleges. Fahy said government, academics and civil society needed to decide where the line fell between free speech and extremism. Otherwise, he warned, it would be decided by the security establishment, so-called “securocrats”, including the security services, government and senior police chiefs like Fahy. &! see Twitter & FB & GitHub now (have to comply with regional/country specific censorship et al - ie Germany got laws against the display and public use of Nazi symbols - tcrn.ch/1w62DmH
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