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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.
UK  Scotland  NHS  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  disease  population  babyboomers  baby  boomers  ageing  premature  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  pain  inflammation  demographic  bubble  England  Disabled  Council  adult  social  medical  advances  western  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  sedentary  prevention  public  intervention  GP  nanny  state  self-medication  Alcohol  junk  food  fast  mental  DWP  ESA  JSA  unemployment  stress 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Data on NHS waiting lists in Scotland ‘suggests interference’ | Scotland | The Times & The Sunday Times
[ar politicians meddling with the statistics?] The UK Statistics Authority, the official regulator, has looked into a complaint about the publication of waiting list information by the Scottish NHS and concluded that staff made “a series of misjudged decisions”. They accuse the statistics arm of NHS Scotland — the Information Services Division (ISD) — of “catering more for the needs of policy officials” than patients. &! http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15562974.Scotland__39_s_health_data_body_rebuked_over_way_data_on_waiting_times_was_presented/ - It was concerned figures given by the Information Services Division (ISD) did not give a full picture of the scale of the problem and that patients returning for treatment, as well as first time patients, had to endure long waits.
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september 2017 by asterisk2a
Self-care could cut need for millions of GP visits - BBC News
[ less sniffles, less back pain, less colic - see nutritionfacts org ] Back pain is one of the most common causes for a GP visit yet the majority of cases can be treated with over-the-counter treatments and self care.
The same is true of other minor ailments, such as coughs, colds and indigestion, says the LGA.
back  pain  prevention  sick  population  chronic  Disease  Diseases  diet  lifestyle  premature  ageing  NHS  Crisis  GP  England  Scotland  Austerity  health  care  demand  budget  Demographic  bubble 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
Blogilates Worst of the Fitness Industry Round 2 - YouTube
Dr Michael Greger // epidemiological findings - rise in cholesterol coincides w rise of reported back pain in society at large. // studies need to be done! // premature disc degeneration (big block of cartilage)
backpain  Rücken  vascular  Cardiovascular  disease  Diseases  public  health  sick  population  NHS  chronic  pain  dietary  diet-related  cholesterol  ageing  Demographic  Bubble  lifestyle  prematue  western  world  obesity  overweight 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Physios in surgeries 'can save GPs time and money'
Musculo-skeletal conditions are thought to make up as much as 30% of all GP appointments.
Physiotherapists say that if they could be the first point of contact for patients with these conditions, GPs could dedicate more time to people with other conditions.
During a three-month pilot in West Cheshire, more than 700 patients who would otherwise have seen a GP, were seen by a physiotherapist.
The arrangement is now in place in 36 GP practices in the area.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, Hooked on Painkillers
[ Risk of physical dependency. Can processed foods be a crutch for emotional hang-ups, stress release, as a reward after a stressful day, week and develop 'emotional' dependency (quick fix, no stigma, no barriers to access, no stigma, label, prejudice -- vs -- mindfulness, meditation, therapy)? Same with the obvious bad habit (habit forming) to reward yourself with binge drinking on Friday and Saturday after your work and or the S.A.D takeout: prevalent amongst the precariat ("my reward after a hard working week"). Obvious coping mechanism. Soft drugs and accepted, without stigma, amongst society. ] Doctors in the UK are prescribing record doses of highly addictive painkillers. Around four million people are now taking opioids - drugs that are closely related to heroin. //book - Painkiller Addict: From wreckage to redemption - my true story (2012) by Cathryn Kemp & Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out (2013) & Amazon "substance abuse"
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Stop being a wimp! Pain IS good for you | Mail Online
Pain starts activating bodies repair mechanisms. Study found.

This month, British scientists have discovered that the intense pain suffered during a heart attack may actually be helping to save people’s lives. Blocking it with powerful drugs may worsen the victim’s chances of survival, according to the investigators at Bristol University.

They have found that during a heart attack, pain signals from cardiac nerves help to attract stem cells from bone marrow to repair damage, and restore blood flow after a clot has starved the heart of oxygen-carrying blood. The investigations were first done on mice, and then with human patients.

... When we feel pain, it can also be a sign the body is doing what it can to fix the problem.

pain plays an important role in regulating the body’s inflammatory cycle.
unintended  consequences  research  study  medicine  health  health  science  heart  attack  evolution  pain 
april 2012 by asterisk2a
Penetrating Insights On Why The Market Feels Like A Colonoscopy | ZeroHedge
In a widely quoted experiment by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman (with others, published in 2003) over 600 subjects undergoing colonoscopies were given different versions of the same procedure. One set got essentially a short version, where the pain of the process peaked out near the end of the exam. The other group got a longer version, with the last few moments in relatively little discomfort. The second group reported much less pain when asked about the experience than the first.

Kahneman’s colonoscopy is a tailor made, if coarse, analogy to the ongoing sovereign debt woes in Europe. ...

The bottom line is that pain, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
financialmarkets  financialcrisis  richardkoo  economic-thought  economics  balance  sheet  recession  deleveraging  GFC  UK  2012  sovereign  debt  crisis  Europe  pain  psychology  behavioral  finance 
january 2012 by asterisk2a

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