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(13584) JOEL BENJAMIN on Why The Public Are Kept In The Dark - YouTube
Councils took out high-interest loans from highstreet banks (vs low from via gov) + PFI, now running against the wall
- http://lada.debtresistance.uk/what-is-a-lobo/

LOBO loans
UK  Austerity  Council  PFI  bankruptcy  high  interest  loan  LOBO 
october 2018 by asterisk2a
Homebase owners may close up to 40 stores - BBC News
[first the supermarkets, then everyone else, also UK restaurant trade struggling, especially mid-market! anything above your payday takeout, also housing growth is slowing down thus DIY ] UK retailers are struggling in the face of rising inflation and fragile consumer confidence.

Several store chains have announced job cuts recently, including supermarket giants Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda.

Homebase's rival, B&Q, last week said it was cutting 200 jobs at its head office in Hampshire as part of a cost-cutting drive. &! https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/05/uk-services-sector-growth-falls-hotels-restaurants-brexit - Demand weakens for services such as restaurants and hotels amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty
UK  Brexit  disposable  income  economy  discretionary  spending  growth  wage  Productivity  High  Street  Precariat  working  poor  poverty  trap  social  mobility  pay  rise  inflation  broke  household  debt  credit  card  leverage  recovery  secular  stagnation  history  GFC  Austerity  underinvestment  output  gap  HighStreet  Services  Service 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Bluthochdruck: USA senken Richtwerte für Blutdruck - SPIEGEL ONLINE
see rose (chronic) sick population // Auch Paulus Kirchhof, Direktor des Instituts für Herz-Kreislauf-Wissenschaften an der britischen University of Birmingham, und ebenfalls Autor der europäischen Leitlinien, sieht jetzt sowohl die Ärzte als auch die Patienten in der Pflicht: "Viele Menschen könnten ihren Bluthochdruck senken, indem sie sich mehr bewegen, gesund essen, nicht rauchen, regelmäßig schlafen und wenig Alkohol trinken", sagt Kirchhof. "Ein solches Gespräch müssen Arzt und Patient führen, Medikamente sind nicht immer der richtige Weg." Im individuellen Fall müsse immer abwogen werden, ob das Herz-Kreislauf-Risiko größer sei oder die möglichen Nebenwirkungen einer medikamentösen Therapie.
CVD  high  blood  pressure  hypertension  Statins  Statin  evidence  based  medicine  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  public  health  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  sickcare  prevention  healthcare  GP  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  western  tobacco  alcohol  self-medication  addiction  food  obesity  Cancer  overweight  sedentary 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
What Next tells us about shopkeepers' woes - BBC News
more online shopping, less high street (high street had to be profitably managed down). More spending on experience.
Brexit  inflation  High  Street  Amazon  on-demand  Mainstreet  HighStreet  discretionary  spending  disposable  income  wage  growth  household  debt  consumer  credit  card  creditcard  UK  private  borrowing 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS Health Check: Short GP consultations crazy, say GPs - BBC News
Average consultation length is 10 minutes in the UK - thought to be the shortest in the developed world.
GP leaders said this was already too short and the extra workload from the hospital closures proposed by local leaders would destabilise care.
The proposals are being made by local health leaders to "modernise" the NHS.
There are 44 plans in England - many of which involve reducing hospital care and pushing more services into the community to save money and make the NHS more efficient. Similar measures are being taken in the rest of the UK. [...] The RCGP and BMA said they would result in even more complex cases being passed on to GPs once they start being introduced later this year.
STP  NHS  GP  A&E  Austerity  mental  health  complex  chronic  diseases  disease  CVD  diabetes  cancer  obesity  hypertension  high  blood  pressure  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  sick  public  prevention  overweight  well  being  burnout 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
More and more women are now dying in childbirth, but only in America - Vox
"We’ve seen a big bump in cardiovascular disease and chronic disease contributing to maternal deaths," said Dr. William Callaghan, chief of maternal and infant health at the CDC. "Underlying heart disease is common, diabetes is common. We now have a group of women bringing with them into pregnancy their entire health history." Cardiovascular diseases are now the second leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the US [...] [ you are obese and unfit and huge heart disease, stiff arteries, your heart can't take it ... heart attack/embolism during childbirth ]
sick  population  USA  UK  western  world  diabetes  Cardiovascular  disease  heart  chronic  Diseases  diet-related  lifestyle  hypertension  high  bloodpressure  health  care  demand  unintended  consequences  NHS  Crisis  Complex  complexity  obesity 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS budget control 'will require staff cuts'
It says the government should be honest about NHS spending plans at a time when patient demand is rising. [...] The NHS leadership is set to unveil plans to get hospitals and other trusts to stick to agreed spending limits. In the last financial year, trusts ran up a collective deficit of £2.4bn - and the aim is to cut that figure significantly. [...] "It is no longer credible to argue that the NHS can continue to meet increasing demand for services, deliver current standards of care and stay within its budget. This is widely understood within the NHS and now needs to be debated with the public. "There are no easy choices, but it would be disastrous to adopt a mindset that fails to acknowledge the serious state of the NHS in England today." //&! bbc.in/29mkr7G - An overspend would be a serious breach of Whitehall protocol and lead to senior officials being hauled over the coals by the National Audit Office.
CQC  NHS  England  NHS  Scotland  health  care  demand  health  care  cost  health  care  spending  Baby  Boomers  babyboomers  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  chronic  disease  chronic  diseases  austerity  cancer  heart  disease  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  GP  A&E  bed  blocking  adult  social  care  elderly  care  staff  morale  staff  shortage  locum  doctor  locum  staff  sick  population  UK  obesity  obesity  epidemic  overweight  diabetes  high  blood  pressure  dietary  cholesterol  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease  waiting  times  Sugar  Tax  meat  Industry  stroke  heart  attack  premature  ageing  premature  death  public  awareness  dietary  guidelines  Fiber  animal  protein  animal  fat  Free  Oil  Salt  processed  food  food  engineering  Fish  Industry  carbon  pollution  big  pharma  pharma  pharmaceutical  preventative  care  prevention  preventive  care  preventive  medicine  medical  school  medical  training 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS finance chiefs warn of poorer care and longer waiting times | Society | The Guardian
NHS finance managers warn today that patients are set to experience poorer care, longer waiting times for treatment and greater rationing.

A grim outlook for the NHS’s finances is also likely to see many hospitals fail to make savings that ministers have said are vital and put plans for the service to reform how it operates in serious doubt.
NHS  Scotland  NHS  England  NHS  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  sick  population  ageing  population  austerity  chronic  disease  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  premature  ageing  heart  disease  high  blood  pressure  dietary  cholesterol  diabetes  obesity  obesity  epidemic  overweight  tobacco  alcohol  abuse  food  abuse  mental  health  stroke  heart  attack  GP  A&E  cancer  big  pharma  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  prevention  preventive  medicine  babyboomers  Baby  Boomers  rationing  meat  tax  Sugar  alcohol  tax  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  bed  blocking  adult  social  care  elderly  care 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Cannabis Fuer Alle
Who's funding the US cannabis industry? - Webb Garrison wants to start his own cannabis business. He doesn't have any industry experience and he's only just building up his knowledge of the complicated regulations that govern the sector. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36565525 //&! Mindestalter 18 (same for alcohol) oder 21 (alcohol age restiction USA and Colorado for cannabis)? //&! War on Drugs "diese massnahme ist nicht geignet. [...] rechtswissenschaftlich belegt" +++ weniger polizei kosten! und elend in Latain Amerika reduziert. //&! Black Market/Street - you don't know what you get! - bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36573730 - able to regulate, and put recommendet dosage on packaging (Ecstasy, LSD), thus people don't oversode especially w alcohol! and no adverse reactions. and socially more acceptable then.
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june 2016 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"
rationing  Bariatric  Surgery  obesity  epidemic  sick  population  diabetes  cancer  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  NHS  England  NHS  austerity  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  overweight  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  high  blood  pressure  cholesterol  tobacco  NHS  Grampian  Transgender  health  inequality  health  coach  health  crisis  GP  prevention  heart  disease  intervention 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Government should 'get its act together' over nursing shortage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35929383 - 2009-2015, nurse numbers have grown only 1.1%, while GP referrals over the same time period rose 16% and A&E admissions rose 18%. [...] not just rise in population but also more people w complex, multiple, chronic, conditions.
OAP  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  babyboomers  sick  population  complex  needs  complex  condition  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  health  crisis  locum  doctor  locum  staff  staff  morale  staff  shortage  NHS  England  austerity  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  healthcare  cost  budget2010  budget2015  elderly  care  adult  social  care  Council  bed  blocking  Services  Public  Services  Simon  Stevens  health  policy  health  prevention  intervention  GP  cancer  diabetes  high  blood  pressure  quality  of  life  well  being  loneliness  Disabled  heart  disease  Food  Politics 
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.
OAP  GP  A&E  waiting  times  NHS  England  NHS  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  premature  ageing  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  cancer  diabetes  obesity  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  well  being  sick  population  health  crisis  high  blood  pressure  osteoporosis  osteoarthritis  babyboomers  rationing  staff  shortage  staff  morale  locum  doctor  locum  staff  Simon  Stevens 
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.”
brain  tumor  brain  cancer  glioma  cancer  chemotherapy  radiotherapy  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  health  care  spending  sick  population  diabetes  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  obesity  epidemic  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  health  crisis  overweight  obesity  heart  disease  high  blood  pressure  Statin  Statins  NHS  austerity  rationing  ethics 
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.
stroke  heart  attack  sudden  death  heart  disease  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  dietary  cholesterol  stroke  embolism  aneurysm  premature  ageing  premature  death  disability  Disabled  tobacco  diabetes  vascular  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  high  blood  pressure  sedentary  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  health  care  cost  health  care  budget  health  care  demand  health  care  spending  obesity  epidemic  obesity  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  pattern  diet  western  diet  Standard  American  DVT 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Study: Heart attack patients getting younger, fatter
Despite greater awareness of risk factors for heart disease and the need for healthy lifestyle changes, heart attack patients are becoming younger and more obese, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic. // Google Info Box - The risk of heart attack increases steadily for men after age 45, and the average age of a man having his first heart attack is about 66. About 565,000 men are expected to suffer a heart attack in 2009. Nearly half of those younger than 65 years old who have a heart attack will die within eight years. (7 Dec 2012) // nbcnews.to/1obb39f
dietary  cholesterol  heart  disease  heart  attack  stroke  embolism  sudden  death  heart  failure  vascular  disease  Cardiovascular  disease  Standard  American  Diet  western  pattern  western  lifestyle  coronary  artery  disease  coronary  heart  disease  animal  fat  animal  protein  Food  Politics  dietary  guidelines  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  high  blood  pressure  Statin  Statins  NHS  austerity  babyboomers  ageing  population  premature  ageing  premature  death  prevention  demographic  bubble  OAP 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
You can't book appointments in advance, GPs warn patients in latest sign of crisis in the NHS Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3510084/You-t-book-appointments-advance-GPs-warn-patients-latest-sign-crisis-NHS.html#ixzz43zQif7Z5 Follow
Three GP surgeries have banned patients from booking advance time slots. The 21,000 patients at Swindon surgeries now face scramble at 8.30am. Rule is necessary because of increase in demand and shortage of doctors. Patients at the three surgeries have branded the new system a 'nightmare'. [...] ‘There is a national shortage of GPs and Swindon is not immune to this.
‘These appointments are valuable and to try to avoid wastage, at a time when we are so short of staff, we are asking patients to call and book on the day they need to be seen.
‘This is for a trial period only and if successful will remain as part of our policy.’ It also pleaded with its patients, around 15 per cent of whom are over 65, to use other sources of information, such as the 111 non-emergency line, pharmacies, and NHS websites.
NHS  austerity  A&E  NHS  England  GP  staff  shortage  rationing  sick  population  ageing  population  OAP  chronic  disease  diet-related  disease  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  health  care  spending  diabetes  obesity  epidemic  heart  disease  high  blood  pressure  dietary  cholesterol  UK  Jeremy  Hunt  demographic  bubble  babyboomers 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
How Victoria's Video Diaries have helped women around the UK
"brave" ...normalisation of cancer. 'was death sentence, now life extension' // BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has finished the chemotherapy stage of her breast cancer treatment. In it, she describes her emotional reaction to the end of her final cycle.

Derbyshire has been filming diaries since she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of July last year, to try to help demystify the treatment.

Here, two women who were also diagnosed with the condition in 2015 explain how the diaries have helped them, and they were joined by Baroness Delyth Morgan from the charity, Breast Cancer Now.
cancer  breast  cancer  sick  population  health  crisis  hypertension  high  blood  pressure  diabetes  heart  disease  OAP  babyboomers  chemotherapy  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  premature  ageing  premature  death 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Two - Britain's Secret Slavery Business
[forced labour, thus slavery. modern slavery act 2015; kept as a commodity, exploited, invisible handcuffs (documents taken away, or a threat to family)] [food industry & high steet is using it knowingly, does not monitor regularly unannounced it's suppliers for audits. slavery act 2015 can go only so long. industry can not self-regulate it seem.] Slavery and exploitation are alive and well in the UK. From factories and fields to high streets and high seas, investigative reporter Darragh MacIntyre reveals the extent to which exploited workers are embedded within our economy.
In this hard-hitting documentary, MacIntyre uncovers a hidden world of vulnerable victims - not only those trafficked to the UK from abroad, but also a British citizen forced to work unpaid for years. Joining police raids on suspected traffickers, MacIntyre witnesses first hand the authorities' efforts to combat this growing problem. He discovers, alarmingly, that 80% of slavery crimes may be going undetected
Zero  Hour  Contract  human  trafficking  UK  High  Street  minimum  wage  self-regulation  exploitation  shareholder  capitalism  crony  capitalism  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  slave  labour  shadow  economy  Germany  East  Europe  EEA  Meat  Industry  economic  refugee  supply  chain 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS child mental health money 'missing' despite investment - BBC News
[ demand resource mismatch, chronic sick population siphoning off funds more and more ] Last summer ministers said they would invest an additional £143m in the services this financial year. The Mental Health Network suspects the funding has been used to support other NHS services. [...] The additional funding was part of a £1.25bn investment over five years announced by the chancellor in the Budget in March 2015. [ others said, with knowledge, that the 1.25bn is no investment rather than plugging holes, gaps, cracks and crevasses in services ] [...] "It doesn't seem to have turned into posts on the front line. We are not hearing any reports of any significant investment at a local level around children's services. Indeed, some services are still experiencing cuts in services." [...] Some trusts say they have seen additional funding [ TORY CONSTITUENCIES!? as the 300m - bit.ly/1QzPqJT & bit.ly/1KG9DhK & bit.ly/1QIfVuA ]
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Krankenkassen machen 2015 Milliardendefizit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Noch zehren die gesetzlichen Krankenversicherungen von ihrem dicken Finanzpolster: Ihre Gesamtreserve betrug zum Jahreswechsel 24,5 Milliarden Euro. Dazu gehört die Reserve des Gesundheitsfonds, die sich Ende 2015 auf zehn Milliarden Euro belief. Allerdings sind die Kassen verpflichtet, Rücklagen zu bilden. Aus dem Fonds, in den Beitragsgelder und Steuerzuschüsse fließen, erhalten sie nur Zuweisungen nach festen Kriterien. Anfang 2016 haben zwei von drei Krankenkassen die Beiträge erhöht. Als Grund für die steigenden Beiträge gelten höhere Ausgaben für Arzneimittel, Ärzte und Kliniken sowie hohe Kosten durch Reformen im Gesundheitswesen.
Germany  single-payer  healthcare  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  diet-related  disease  heart  disease  cancer  obesity  diabetes  overweight  hypertension  high  blood  pressure  OAP  babyboomers  premature  ageing  ageing  population 
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
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
Frank Kelly death: Tributes paid to 'Father Jack' actor - BBC News
[ + complex, one patient many diseases ] Kelly revealed last November that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, although he said he would continue to work. He had received the all-clear from bowel cancer in 2011. He was treated for skin cancer last year and also had heart problems.
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february 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
Water Fasting w/Vegan Diet Cures High Blood Pressure - Dr. Goldhamer - YouTube
higher blood pressure = higher risk of premature death / leading cause of disability // more ppl will die from drug side-effect than from high blood pressure - thus med profession gives lowering med only when it is really high. // changing lifestyle radically, is seen radical to reverse chronic disease. // also against diabetes! // >> TREATMENT PROGRAM IS COST-EFFECTIVE! even within the first year! than the pills.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Evidence-Based Nutrition - YouTube
Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate - youtu.be/f8-qkrenQr0 //&! Why Your Doctor Is Lying To You - youtu.be/R9Z3Wg_Huik - "what is practical and doable [...] soft-pedaling the patient, patronizing the patient, deciding for them. [...] bc they think you can't handle the truth. [...] make things palatable to general public, yes we still will kill people with our recommendation, but less than otherwise. [...] the average doc may get only 1 hour of nutrition and lifestyle course. [...] this is physician-assisted suicide! [...] big broccoli lobby doesn't take out doc to paid dinners. [...] this is tobacco's fight all over again! most doctors smoked. most doctors eat meat. [...] eventually society will catch-up to science. but this is about people's premature death, ageing, ill life, disability, and the environment, ecology and climate change. //&! youtu.be/xpewnQoh45c & Google Talk - youtu.be/7rNY7xKyGCQ
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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
Plant Based News: Escaped Cow, USDA Lawsuit, New Cowspiracy? - YouTube
the PCRM (Dr Barnard is part of it) lawsuit against the USDA w help of Egg Lobby studies, not limiting dietary cholesterol. // cowspiracy follow-up docu - "what the health!!" //&! Cholesterol = Good! Egg Board Pays Off USDA - youtu.be/qI6cwuvE_Tg // sprinkling in doubt! //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=lobby
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Heart disease warning factors 'missed by many adults' - BBC News
Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll. [...] Coronary heart disease (CHD) is responsible for about 74,000 deaths in the UK each year. About one in five men and one in eight women die from the condition. [ largest cause of disability in the old age person population ]
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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
BBC iPlayer - The Town That Took on the Taxman
"fair-play" no fair-play between Wall Street and mainstreet/mom and pop shop/SME/SMB businesses // book the great tax robbery - // big businesses are able to negotiate tax deals. as did google with HMRC how much they pay in backdated tax after 6 years of investigation ... - VIP treatment with high risk and high value clients. // min 52 "reducing you tax liability" as if it is a liability. there again the professional wording, positioning, telling. - liability vs duty - because you use public infrastructure and publicly educated workforce, ... // and the cost for tax avoidance schemes on the whole doesn't make sense for small business shops, because the lawyers representing you in-front of HMRC and tribunals (as HMRC might want to challenge you "tax reduction plan") will eat up the savings you made through the scheme. Which isn't guaranteed in the first place, to pass past an HMRC tribunal.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Brain cancers like Beau Biden’s kill about 15,000 adults each year - The Washington Post
"Beau Biden fought bravely before losing battle with brain cancer" - http://nydn.us/1mXbYum &! Officials have not disclosed the type of brain cancer that killed Vice President Biden's son Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III at age 46 on Saturday night. But assuming he suffered from a primary cancer — not one that spread from another part of the body — the most likely is a glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer of the brain's supportive tissue, two experts said. [...] Former Massachusetts senator Edward M. Kennedy died in August 2009, 15 months after he suffered a seizure and was diagnosed with a malignant glioma, the most common form of brain cancer. A glioblastoma is a sub-type of glioma. [ glioblastomas can also morph from mild type to aggressive type ] [ AND BIDEN HIMSELF HAD 2] cranial aneurysm's [ that had to be surgically tended to, I bet he's on blood thinners and blood pressure meds ] - http://wapo.st/22YSxSc //&! http://thebea.st/1FTHzl6
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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
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
Chancellor urged not to cut vital health fund - BBC News
George "Mr Judgement Call" Osborne // Vital health services in England including stop smoking, obesity and sexual health clinics are at risk, experts are warning. Earlier this year the Chancellor unveiled plans to cut the £2.8bn public health budget by £200m from January. The pot is held by councils so is not covered by the government's promise to protect the health service. But doctors, nurses and other senior health officials say the money is vital to relieving pressure on the wider NHS. A total of 11 groups, including the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Royal College of Nursing, NHS Confederation and Faculty of Public Health, have put their names to a letter to George Osborne asking him to reconsider the plans. The letter warned raiding the funds would simply cause greater ill-health and inequality in the population. [...] [PREVENTION>>] [deal with Osborne for 8bn extra a year this Parliament] included making gains from improvements in people's health. [Cut now, pay more later!]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Jenni Murray: 'I had 75% of my stomach removed' - BBC News
NORMALISATION OF THE EXTREME! // Dr Garth Davis reports himself that patients who dont radically change diet & lifestyle will initially lose weight. But will come back 2-3 years having put on weight again (in one of his two interviews/podcast appearance on RichRoll.com) //&! NICE: Weight loss ops 'good for obesity-linked diabetes' [] 10% of NHS budgets is spent treating diabetes & its complications. Weight loss surgery is "good for patients & cost saving for the NHS", the advisory body said. Obesity had a "huge personal health cost to individuals & an enormous financial cost to the NHS", it said. [] "Obesity [] is a major issue, if not the major issue, for the health service in the coming years." - bbc.in/1vntsk4 - LOL AS IF OBESITY ITSELF MAKES U A DIABETIC. & AGAIN, NO TALK ABT PREVENTION: RADICAL DIETARY & LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION ( vs as usual handing out advice and pamphlet following the S.A.D and sending them home ... ) FIRST! //&! The Report podcast saved - bbc.in/1QYHqRK
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Audit Scotland says NHS needs 'fundamental change' - BBC News
[ REPORT DOES NOT MENTION PREVENTION AS MEASURE! ] Fundamental change is needed now if the NHS in Scotland is to cope with demand, according to the financial watchdog Audit Scotland. [...] The report also says that the health budget as a whole has decreased slightly since 2008/9 by 0.7% once inflation and capital spending is taken into account. Health boards - which are responsible for most frontline services - received a slight increase of 1%, but not enough to keep pace with cost pressures. The cost of drugs alone rose by 4% and is expected to rise by 5-16% in future. [...] Dr Peter Bennie, chairman of the British Medical Association Scotland, said: "The overriding message that must get through from this report is that substantive and realistic action is needed if our health service is to cope with the rapidly increasing pressures it is facing. //&! bbc.in/1PGQddr - the NHS adapting to changed demands. highlights areas where not much progress has been made towards the vision.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Northern Ireland heart operations beamed across world - BBC News
[ living ur last 20, 30 years sick! getting a stent with 80. pills were used to mask the symptoms of the disease till it got so bad, that a stand had to be inserted. that is our health care profession at their best ] All three had stents inserted and were awake during the process. [...] "What we're doing is a minimally invasive procedure through the wrist artery passing a number of tubes up round to the heart arteries and implanting stents to relieve some blockages and narrowing there," he said. "That means stretching the heart artery open using the balloons first and leaving a little bit of wire mesh in to prop the artery open and restoring blood flow." A third cardiologist doctor who also assisted in the broadcast was Dr James Spratt, originally from Northern Ireland, but now performing similar heart procedures in Glasgow. Twenty-four hours after watching Pat McConnell, a woman in her 80s, undergo the procedure,
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
More maternity units closing doors, union warns - BBC News
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said a shortage of midwives was having a major impact and mistakes would "almost certainly be made". Some 42% of units shut down temporarily in the past year, its survey found. The government said it was determined to ensure "every mother and baby gets the highest quality care". A poll of 83 heads of midwifery at NHS trusts found there had been a rise in the number of units that had closed their doors, with 33% having closed the previous year. The RCM said budget cuts were also affecting services, with midwives struggling to cope with a rising birth rate and increasingly complex births. [...] But he added that rising numbers of complex pregnancies were also putting pressure on other UK countries. [...] The RCM says there is a shortage of 2,600 full-time midwives. 'Stretched and understaffed'
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Ambulance service attend more than 200 call-outs as a result of legal highs - Evening Express
[ steadily rising number ] THE Scottish Ambulance Service has attended more than 200 call-outs in the North-east for cases involving legal highs in the past year. Freedom of information figures show the Scottish Ambulance Service had 241 call-outs in the Grampian region during 2014/15. The total across Scotland was 2229. The figures have increased since 2009, which saw 21 for the Grampian region. The figure for 2010/11 was 17 and increased to 20 the following year. In 2012/13 the figure was 84, increasing to 191 in 2013/14. Out of the 14 health boards only NHS Lothian and Tayside had more ambulance call-outs than Grampian last year relating to new psychoactive substances (NPS). // 'Pensioners are turning to legal highs for kicks and landing themselves in hospital' expert claims - bit.ly/1VDzb3U //&! Scottish ambulance crews are dealing with six emergency call-outs every day on average as a result of so-called legal highs, an investigation has found. - bit.ly/1RtIxJF
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS could be 'overwhelmed' by people with long-term medical conditions | Society | The Guardian
The soaring number of people with long-term medical conditions [chronic] is threatening to "overwhelm" the NHS [...] The challenges posed by patients with chronic medical conditions are so great that they represent the "healthcare equivalent to climate change" and must force the NHS to undertake a major rethink of how it cares for such patients, Dr Martin McShane says in an interview with the Guardian. [...] 70% of the NHS's £110bn budget – £77bn – as well as £10.9bn of the £15.5bn spent on social care in England, [...] NHS will not bridge the £30bn gap that it fears will have emerged by 2020 between its budget and the volume of care needed [...] a healthy patient costs the NHS about £288 a year, those with one long-term condition cost an estimated £783, those with two cost £1,521 // [More doesnt stop sink overflowing! stop the faucet of new chronically sick people. Lifestyle consultant & nutritionist (living their practice & advice) in every GP office! ] &! bit.ly/1KTWoDR
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Study gives strongest link yet between blood pressure and diabetes | Society | The Guardian
People who have high blood pressure are almost 60% more likely to develop diabetes, according to research on 4.1 million people. The Oxford University study provides the strongest evidence yet of a link between the two conditions. Experts behind the study said more research was needed to see whether using drugs to lower blood pressure would help prevent people developing type 2 diabetes. [ ... stupid, high blood pressure is first thing body gives up (pre-cursor, first thing that gives, arterial function because shit gets clogged up via oil and animal protein, animal products)), next pancreas, are ppl w high blood pressure pre-diabetic and or have already signs of insulin resistance?! again example of looking not at the patient but the symptom/one detail by its own ... ] High blood pressure was linked with new cases of diabetes in a wide range of individuals, including men and women, people of varying ages, as well as those who were normal weight (TOFI!!!), overweight and obese.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
3 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Diets - Dr. John McDougall - YouTube
no oil. no to processed food even something like oat cake, because of the vegetable oil! --- food engineering to make processed food addictive and moorish. >> sugar, fat (oil, or butter), and some salt. https://www.youtube.com/user/headveg/search?query=oil >> EMPTY CALORIES ARE THE EPITOMY OF JUNK FOOD - OIL and REFINED SUGARS (and Salt) of any kind; OIL TO NUTS: The Truth About Fats (Jeff Novick DVD) - youtu.be/lbALgjmZUek - mono have no Omega 3 also //&! YOU ARE AS OLD AS YOUR ARTERIES - Salt, Sugar & Oil -- Avoid!! Michael Klaper MD - youtu.be/uWCZkFQdEhs --- take care of your arteries. and blood pressure. ppl w high blood pressure unmanaged (also diabetes) go blind - retinopathy &! Eating Sugar as a Food Ages You (premature ageing) //&! Save yourself, the world and do no harm.
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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
Top doctor: social inequality in UK costing 550 lives every day | Society | The Guardian
“social gradient” emerging in Britain. [...] However, it was in the field of education where Marmot said the research vividly showed how unfair life was becoming. “If everybody had the same mortality of those with a university education, then [each year] we could prevent 202,000 premature deaths.” [...] In his new book, The Health Gap, he argues that those who blame lifestyles miss the point. “Over 30 years, smoking levels have declined while obesity has soared. Have we become more responsible when it comes to smoking and less responsible when it comes to obesity. No.” [...] There is little doubt that inequality has become a feature of British life. Since 1980, the share of total income received by the top one per cent of Britain has almost doubled, to about 13% in 2011, reversing a three-decades-long trend towards greater equality. [...] “austerity agenda” had cut 5% from GDP [according to OBR].
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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
The Last Heart Attack by Dr Sanjay Gupta CNN - YouTube
Esselstyn, the worlds leader in heart disease prevention & reversal. // &! youtu.be/SlIBGG8V8P4 // &! nutritionfacts.org ! // &! Apparently end of 2014 it come to light Clinton is off Vegan diet & switched to Paleo?! - "If Bill Clinton and his doctors can't settle on a diet, what hope is there for the rest of us?" - bit.ly/1VTRsql //&! Clinton explained to Rachael that his physician told him that he was not getting enough good quality protein on a vegan diet. As a result, he now regularly eats fish and is particularly fond of salmon. However, he follows a Paleo-style low-carb diet that excludes dairy. [...] Clinton’s physician is Dr. Mark Hyman (got Paleo low-carb book) [...] “It’s hard being a vegan to eat enough good, quality protein and not have too much starch. I know a lot of fat vegans.” [<< anecdotal evidence, are u for real?!] - bit.ly/1F08V7U // &! China Study & Proteinaholic Book! & Forks Over Knives docu!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Obesity is an incurable disease. So why is the government intent on punishing sufferers? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
Fat-shaming is worse than useless. David Cameron points his finger at the afflicted, but food manufacturers and advertisers are the real culprits. s overeating more addictive than crack cocaine? It’s hard to compare addiction rates, or to produce a clear definition that holds true across all substances and behaviours. But consider this crude contrast: of people who use crack cocaine, 10%-20% become addicted to it; across a nine-year study of 176,000 obese people, 98.3% of the men and 97.8% of the women failed to return to a healthy weight. Once extreme overeating begins, it appears to be almost impossible to stop. [...] seek out a range of highly palatable, energy-dense foods, of the kind with which we are now surrounded. [...] [ abuse food ] comfort eating [ handling stress, as is binge drinking on the Fridays and Weekends and your glass of wine every evening during the week ] [ IT IS ABOUT PREVENTION AND ENVIRONMENT HAS TO CHANGE! ] [ 10% NHS Budget is spend on diabetes treatment ]
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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
An open letter from a doctor to Jeremy Hunt
The patients are more numerous and sicker than ever before; partly due to the ageing population, but also because the patients getting admitted to hospital have been disproportionately disadvantaged by the decimation of health and social care provision both in hospitals and nationwide in the community. The estimated funding gap for adult social care this decade? £4.3 billion.Charity funding cut by £1.3 billion; personal care cut; mental health services cut ; disability benefits cut; carers in crisis; benefit caps inexorably tightening; all welfare increasingly inaccessible to the most vulnerable members of society: the unwell, the poor, the young, the disabled.
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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
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
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
Edible Education 101: Michael Pollan (2015) - YouTube
'production and consumption (of what types of food) is the key to most things that is on our mind as society - climate change, health & well being, income, food, - are all related.' // livestock farming is 2nd biggest contributor to CO2 emissions (global warming), what we put in our mouths and whether we are active or sedentary determines our happiness, well being and health and in what way we grow old (sick and kept alive) or actually enjoying your old age. // food industry has no shared economic interest and is not a stakeholder because it is a rootless corporate conglomerate that evades taxation and lobbies for subsidies and also thus evades possible prosecution when wrongdoing/negligence is clear, oversight and transparency - exploits unsustainable - money (or stored value in fiat 'container') doesnt have 2 deal with ecological/environmental disaster & economic damage &! personal identity social status = meat consumption! + marketing + peer pressure
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