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'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use - BBC News
chronically sick patients live longer.
Live extension
Global Burden of Disease increased with every new life extension method.
CVD  NHS  public  health  chronic  sick  patients  sickcare  prevention  Disabled  crisis  SAD  diet  obesity  demand 
june 2019 by asterisk2a
Stroke deaths in England halved in ten years, study finds | NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
global burden of disease

The rate of people dying from strokes decreased by 55% in a decade, according to a study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal).

Researchers from the University of Oxford analysed data from almost 800,000 adults in England admitted to hospital between 2001 and 2010.

The authors said: "Our findings show that most of the reduction in stroke mortality is a result of improved survival of patients with stroke.

"However, acute and long-term management of such patients is expensive, and the NHS is already spending about 5% of its budget on stroke care.

"By focusing on prevention and reducing the occurrence of stroke, major resources can be conserved."

The study found that death rates from strokes decreased across all age groups. In men, overall death rates dropped from 140 per 100,000 people in 2001, to 74 per 100,000 people in 2010, and in women, from 128 per 100,000 to 72 per 100,000.
stroke  sickcare  NHS  ageing  population  crisis  demographic  bubble  premature  Disabled  disability  Council  Austerity  prevention  public  health  cancer  CVD 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Is the NHS's long-term plan workable? - BBC News
Bleak picture
Budgets for public health (including prevention) and training of nurses, doctors and other staff have not yet been set out and, if less generous than the NHS settlement, they could affect the ability of the service to deliver the long-term plan, in the view of the report authors.

And what of the short term? The watchdog paints a bleak picture.

The financial health of some trusts, it says, is getting worse.
NHS  social  care  Council  elderly  adult  long-term  plan  Theresa  May  Conservative  Austerity  chronic  sickcare  sick  population  ageing  demographics  Cancer  Obesity  CVD  diabetes  rationing  mental  health  staff  crisis  hiring  locum  CAMHS  prevention  public  Privatisation 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives' - BBC News
MISTAKE. PREVENTION SHOULD BE ON TOP OF THE BUDGET, NOT TAKEN AWAY FROM THE BUDGET. That after the conservatives cut prevention (Public Health)
The government and NHS England are publishing the long-waited 10-year plan for healthcare later today. From what we know so far, it aims to reduce reliance on hospitals, giving them a smaller cut of the overall budget, and puts a greater emphasis on preventing ill health. Ahead of the publication, NHS England confirmed that a third of the extra £20bn a year the NHS will receive by 2023 will be spent on GPs, community care and mental health. Its chief executive, Simon Stevens, called the plan a "practical, costed and phased route map". However, senior doctors have complained that hospitals are facing a "near-on impossible" task over the next few years.
__ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46783621 - Will NHS long-term plan deliver the goods?
++ https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/publication/nhs-long-term-plan/
&!
Document demands repeal of 2012 legislation on automatic tendering of care contracts https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/07/nhs-chiefs-tell-theresa-may-time-to-curb-privatisation-automatic-tendering-care-contract
&! NHS considers scrapping four-hour A&E waiting time targets Hospitals are unlikely to recover previous performance levels, health leaders believe https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/07/nhs-waiting-time-targets-minor-ailments
&! Despite extra funding, central idea of plan for NHS England is to do more with less https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/07/what-is-the-nhs-long-term-plan-and-can-it-achieve-its-aims
& Key commitments at a glance, from reducing stillbirths to diagnosing cancers earlier
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/07/what-will-the-nhs-long-term-plan-mean-for-patients
& NHS long-term plan: Are there enough staff to make it happen?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46782159
NHS  prevention  sickcare  demand  Austerity  ageing  premature  population  obesity  CVD  cancer  diabetes  Conservative  Theresa  May  staff  crisis  public  health  Brexit  long-term  plan 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Dangerous liaisons: why syphilis and gonorrhoea have returned to haunt Britain | Society | The Guardian
Clinic appointments fill up in minutes and babies are once again being born with syphilis – what is behind Britain’s sexual health crisis? [...] What makes STI clinics almost uniquely vulnerable compared with other healthcare is that six years ago, the then health secretary Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Act moved the public health budgets that pay for them from the NHS (shielded from austerity) to local councils (which weren’t). Then, to cap it all, George Osborne cut the public health grant to councils by 7.4% in 2015. Almost half of councils in England and Wales now plan to cut sexual health funding, according to a recent BBC survey.
UK  Austerity  public  health  prevention  Council  STD  STI  crisis  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  AIDS  HIV  GP  NHS  welfare  state 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Unintended consequences: when government health campaigns backfire | Life and style | The Guardian
Meanwhile a second research paper has spotted a flaw in the government’s “responsibility deal” with drinks makers. The industry agreed on reductions in alcohol levels by 2015, but while more low-alcohol products are on offer, things aren’t panning out as expected. Cambridge University researchers have scrutinised how low-alcohol drinks are being promoted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons and found that consumers are being prompted to buy these beverages in situations where they wouldn’t ordinarily hit the bottle. The drinks are presented as a perfect lunchtime treat, and as healthy options next to pictures of fruit. “Lower-strength wines and beers appear to be marketed not as substitutes for higher-strength products, but as ones that can be consumed on additional occasions with an added implication of healthiness,” wrote the researchers. Make that an “irresponsibility deal” then.
Sugar  Tax  nudge  chronic  sick  population  capitalism  profit  maximisation  public  health  prevention  UK  obesity  Cancer  CVD  overweight  premature  ageing  NHS  crisis  sickcare  demand  policy 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
NHS England treats too many patients as an emergency, watchdog warns | Society | The Guardian
firefighting // failure to put in place enough services outside of hospitals to keep patients healthier.
NHS  Crisis  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  sickcare  demand  prevention  public  health  CVD  diabetes  Cancer  obesity  overweight  COPD  Disease  Diseases  GP  A&E 
march 2018 by asterisk2a
Food Standards Scotland chief says NHS at 'tipping point' amid obesity crisis | HeraldScotland
However, the head of Scotland's food watchdog said he believed there was a growing consensus in public and political opinion that a "tipping point" was being reached in the battle against obesity, and that a failure to reverse the crisis would eventually "cripple the NHS". The number of people living in Scotland with Type 2 diabetes has increased by 29 per cent since 2010, to more than 289,000, according to figures published today.
NHS  Crisis  sickcare  demand  Scotland  obesity  overweight  diabetes  CVD  Cancer  GP  A&E  Disabled  premature  ageing  chronic  sick  population  public  health  prevention  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  Alcohol  tobacco  self-medication 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Anti-obesity programmes in primary schools 'don't work' - BBC News
http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k211 // An oxymoron, a contradiction in and of itself "working with industry to make food healthier." Sorry @Conservatives @PHE_uk, you can't make apples healthier. Nor ultra-processed food, bc would not taste morish & no +++shelve life = $. #obesogenicenvironment - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27601593 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27586149 &! https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/02/ultra-processed-products-now-half-of-all-uk-family-food-purchases //&! http://www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i4980 - Obesity treatment—are personalised approaches missing the point? - duh yes! //&! PHE UK thinks also vegan whole-food plant-based is unrealistic! https://twitter.com/minoritybeef/status/834651889572642816 - Dr Alison Tedstone @PHE_uk thinks whole-food plant-based vegan (@nutrition_facts @DrEsselstyn et al) is unrealistic. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39057146
UK  obesity  childhood  overweight  public  health  crisis  NHS  sickcare  demand  CVD  chronic  sick  population  obesogenic  environment  prevention  NICE  Cancer  diabetes  intrinsic  motivation  Capitalism 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Ageing immune system linked to cancer - BBC News
cancer as an autoimmune disease //&! https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-as-an-autoimmune-disease/ - Cancer as an Autoimmune Disease //&! Data Source https://www.dundee.ac.uk/news/2018/ageing-immune-system-may-explain-age-related-cancer-risk-increase.php - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br-6zxixWko //&! thymus https://nutritionfacts.org/video/clonal-deletion-theory-of-immunity/ ------ "We're not debating the fact that mutations cause cancer, but are asking whether mutations alone can account for the rapid rise in cancer incidence with age when ageing causes other profound changes in the body."
Cancer  auto  immune  disease  fasting  Valter  Longo  Diseases  Autoimmune  ageing  population  premature  longevity  Gerontology  demographic  bubble  sickcare  demand  NHS  Crisis  prevention  western  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  junk  fast  food  obesity  overweight  inflammation  IGF-1  public  health  CVD 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer - BBC News
The number of men dying from prostate cancer has overtaken female deaths from breast cancer for the first time in the UK, figures show. An ageing population means more men are developing and dying from the disease. Prostate Cancer UK says advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are paying off, and increased funding could benefit prostate cancer. The biggest cancer killers in the UK remain lung and bowel cancer, with prostate now in third place. The latest figures from 2015 show there were 11,819 deaths from prostate cancer compared with 11,442 from breast cancer. //&! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/05/men-dying-prostate-cancer-reason-gender-bias-daily-mail
UK  Cancer  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  sickcare  demand  crisis  chronic  sick  prevention  Prostate  Breast  S.A.D.  diet  western  lifestyle 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Der WAHRE Grund für Diabetes Typ 2 / Die Rolle der Ernährung - YouTube
SEE BOX: GREGER. BARNARD. MCDOUGALL on Diabetes Typ 2 // 11% of NHS budget. majority of that budget eaten up by the cost of long-term complications (chronic). eg amputations nerve loss sight loss disability.
Diabetes  Diet  Lifestyle  NHS  Crisis  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  Disabled  disability  economic  cost  prevention  public  health  S.A.D.  western  junk  food  fast  convenience  self-medication  abuse  coping  mechanism  moderation 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Over 3,700 deaths linked to alcohol - BBC News
Alcohol was a factor in more than 3,700 deaths in a single year in Scotland, according to new research.

Findings from NHS Health Scotland show that drink was involved in more than 1,000 deaths from cancer in 2015.

It was also linked to hundreds of deaths from conditions such as liver disease, as well as accidental injuries.

In addition, more than 41,000 people were admitted to hospital as a result of consuming alcohol, the study found.

Experts said the findings show that alcohol has a wider impact on health than many people think.
UK  Alcohol  alcoholism  binge  drinking  public  health  crisis  NHS  A&E  GP  chronic  sick  population  Scotland  culture  sickcare  demand  self-medication  abuse  mental  coping  mechanism  prevention  maladaptive  Cancer  liver  disease  CVD  obesity  overweight 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
The Silent Killer of Vegans and Vegetarians? - YouTube
refined sugar/carbohydrates - silent killer. non-alcoholic fatty liver disease even in normal weight people!!! // publc health crisis = stress eating. // empty calories - NO nutrients! // NO OIL! NO REFINED SUGAR, MINIMAL PROCESSED CARBS!
refined  sugar  carbohydrates  public  health  fructose  CVD  Cancer  heart  failure  Leptin  diabetes  Tax  prevention  dopamine  self-medication  addiction  junk  food  Salt  Fat  book  western  diet  glucose  Alcohol  premature  ageing  chronic  sick  population  dementia  stress  NHS  sickcare  demand  S.A.D.  lifestyle  crisis  fizzy  drink  obesity  overweight 
january 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
Traffic fumes in city streets 'largely wipe out exercise benefits for over-60s' | Environment | The Guardian
Groundbreaking study reinforces urgent need to reduce emissions, and advises over-60s to avoid polluted air by walking in parks and green spaces //&! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/air-pollution-harm-to-unborn-babies-may-be-global-health-catastrophe-warn-doctors - Air pollution harm to unborn babies may be global health catastrophe, warn doctors New UK research links toxic air to low birth weight that can cause lifelong damage to health, raising fears that millions of babies worldwide are being harmed
pollution  public  health  chronic  stress  inflammation  sick  population  prevention  crisis 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour - BBC News
[ Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus ] Folic acid occurs naturally in dark green leafy vegetables but the findings found three-quarters of women across the UK don't get enough.
The ministers said their position is supported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, where 83% of women of childbearing age have folate deficiency.
western  diet  Disabled  disability  UK  S.A.D.  chronic  sick  population  fast  food  junk  Folic  Acid  Folate  public  health  crisis  prevention 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Cancer tests in supermarket car parks to be launched by NHS | The Independent
- see the caveat of boosing your survival, measured by 5 years only from diagnoses, to diagnose earlier ... patient will still die from mostly majority of lung cancers anyway after the 5 year mark. but statistically counted as survivor. it is farcical. unethical moral especially considering anyways deadly diseases. does not help mental and well being. especially normal folk don't understand medical statistics cancer and evidence-based medicine. and ct scan(s) are NOT harmless, duh. Sure you identified a risk group smokers and ex smokers. but you don't do active screening for tgct for undescended testicle patients. see also the debate and conclusive evidence about breast cancer self-examination and mammography (nil benefit for the patient, over treatment over mis diagnoses, unneccesary interventions). &! https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4968781/early-cancer-detection-survival-rate/
NHS  prevention  public  health  screening  evidence-based  medicine  Cancer  crisis  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  lobby  vested  interest  revolving  door  conflict  medical  research  profit  maximisation 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Finance trumps patients at every level – UK healthcare needs an inquiry | Aseem Malhotra | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
tl;dr Diet & Lifestyle changes of the nation in the short-, medium- and long-term term can help (substantially) save the NHS. // A full public inquiry on the scale of Chilcot into the Iraq war may ultimately be required to overhaul a system where at every level financial interest continues to trump what’s best for patients – not only to improve the quality of care, but to restore trust in medical research. Until then, NHS England, the BMA and the Department of Health must make it a national priority to emphasise to patients that less medicine and healthier lifestyles are the most important solutions to sustaining the NHS. // statistics use in medical research and patient selection and reporting issue. absolute risk v % of all patients. // Such statistical and health illiteracy, far from being the exception, is actually the norm. The majority of healthcare professionals seem unable to understand medical literature. One study revealed 70% of those on a training programme failed a simple test on their understanding of evidence-based medicine.
NHS  crisis  big  pharma  BMA  pharmaceutical  lobby  vested  interest  profit  maximisation  rationing  treatment  delay  waiting  times  GP  A&E  prevention  public  health  sickcare  healthcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  obesity  diabetes  economic  damage  OECD  S.A.D.  diet  western  lifestyle  sedentary  inactive  revolving  door  conflict  research  Statins  Statin  CVD  Cancer  overweight  disabled  medical  statistics  risk  patient  safety  literacy 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer – study | Science | The Guardian
[instead of changing diet - you give pills ] The study concluded no firm cause and effect could be drawn, but doctors should “exercise caution when prescribing long-term PPIs … even after successful eradication of H plyori”.

Responding to the study, Stephen Evans, professor of pharmacoepidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “Many observational studies have found adverse effects associated with PPIs.

“The most plausible explanation for the totality of evidence on this is that those who are given PPIs, and especially those who continue on them long-term, tend to be sicker in a variety of ways than those for whom they are not prescribed.”
Cancer  leaky  gut  microbiome  chronic  inflammation  stomach  acid  reflux  diet  western  S.A.D.  lifestyle  sick  population  GP  heartburn  sickcare  NHS  healthcare  demand  Crisis  prevention 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
'Radical changes' needed to £1bn stroke care - BBC News
[ 50% of disability in over 50 from Stroke ] Caring for people who have suffered from stroke is costing Wales £1bn annually, according to a leading charity.
The Stroke Association has also warned the figure could almost triple to £2.8bn by 2035 if immediate action is not taken.
The charity said the "vast majority" of the financial burden is placed on families and carers.
Strokes cost the UK as a whole £25.6bn per year.
NHS  Council  adult  social  care  Stroke  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  disabled  ageing  chronic  sick  population  prevention  sickcare  healthcare  demographic  bubble  public  health  Crisis  STP  CEP  rehabilitation  rationing  treatment  delay  A&E  GP  economic  damage  premature  Austerity 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Einsame Menschen sterben früher - SPIEGEL ONLINE
without a friend (partner does not count), 4x likelihood to relapse and die - increase mortality - breast cancer patients.
public  health  crisis  mental  premature  ageing  death  inflammation  Depression  prevention  chronic  sick  population  disease  autoimmune  complex  loneliness  Einsamkeit  Gesellschaft  Society  Psychology  Sociology  Wertegesellschaft 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls - BBC News
But it was likely that rising stress and psychological problems in young people were also behind the trend. // complex problem, many faceted
mental  health  Millennials  childhood  self-harm  Social  Media  Facebook  Instagram  Selbstdarstellung  chronic  stress  Parenthood  parenting  environment  Gesellschaft  Feminism  feminist  sexism  Sexismus  LGBT  Society  puberty  self-medication  maladaptive  coping  mechanism  education  policy  NHS  public  crisis  prevention 
october 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
NHS  public  health  Crisis  healthcare  demand  care  obesity  CVD  overweight  diabetes  Cancer  immune  system  inflammation  economic  damage  prevention  intervention  nudge  food–industrial  tax  obesogenic  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Disabled  elderly  adult  social  Productivity  leave  sickleave  self-medication  addiction  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  coping  mechanism  stress  mental  epidemic  nanny  state  environment  pollution  taxation  childhood  parenthood  parenting  epigenetics  whole-food  plant-based  lobby  Sugar  complex  diseases  sickcare  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  bariatric  surgery 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
How your blood may predict your future health | Inequality | The Guardian
New research into bloodstream ‘biomarkers’ aims to unlock the full impact of social status on people’s lifetime health outcomes. The key is exposure to stress - quantitated self. making decisions on your own when presented w data? in case of the weight scale, never worked. why will it now? its just more medicalisation - door open for big pharma so people pop pills. vs inconvenience of changing diet lifestyle and learning something new like cooking and meditation. // &! Deprivation and Poverty Stress: The analysis suggested people in lower socioeconomic groups have a demonstrably longer exposure to chronic inflammation – with all its knock-on impacts on long-term health – even once the team corrected for the “usual suspects” of health inequality, including diet and smoking. There’s clearly something else at work. (inequality = health inequality)
public  health  diet  lifestyle  premature  ageing  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  immune  system  Autoimmune  complex  chronic  diseases  sick  population  inflammation  biomarker  mental  microbiome  S.A.D.  western  junk  fast  food  food–industrial  lobby  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  prevention  crisis  sickcare  demand  healthcare  deprivation  inequality  poverty  trap  working  poor  Precariat  Austerity  stress  Burnout  underemployed  unemployment  DWP  sickleave  Productivity  UBI  Universal  Basic  Income  Grundeinkommen  social  isolation  coping  mechanism  addiction  Alcohol  self-medication 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS future precarious, says regulator - BBC News
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the health system is "straining at the seams" and faces a "precarious" future.
The England's regulator's annual report raised concerns about staff shortages, rising demand and the number of patients with preventable illnesses. It said so far the quality of NHS and council care has been maintained but warned standards were likely to drop. //>> GPs not focused to reverse diet lifestyle diesease. // "We are going to see a fall in the quality of services that are offered to people and that may mean that the safety of some people is compromised,"
NHS  GP  public  health  Crisis  bedblocking  bed  blocking  chronic  sick  population  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  complex  diseases  ageing  premature  demographic  bubble  babyboomers  prevention  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  western  food  food–industrial  A&E  type2  reversal  stress  coping  mechanism  Alcohol  alcoholism  fast  lobby  Sugar  Tax  junk  UK  economic  damage  Productivity  sickleave  DWP  mental  immune  system  inflammation  Alzheimer  dementia  autoimmune  healthcare  demand  sickcare  STP  CEP  rationing  waiting  times  delayed  treatment  patient  safety  CQC  Austerity  Council  staff  locum  shortage  Nurses  recruitment  hiring  paycap 
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.
NHS  public  health  Crisis  healthcare  demand  care  obesity  CVD  overweight  diabetes  Cancer  immune  system  inflammation  economic  damage  prevention  intervention  nudge  food–industrial  tax  obesogenic  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Disabled  elderly  adult  social  Productivity  leave  sickleave  self-medication  addiction  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  coping  mechanism  stress  mental  epidemic  nanny  state 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
EU Gesundheitsbericht: 550.000 Europäer sterben an vermeidbaren Krankheiten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Tabak, Alkohol, Smog

"Wäre es nicht besser, wenn es gelänge, diese Leute so lang wie möglich gesund zu halten und somit die Zahl vorzeitiger Todesfälle zu reduzieren?", fragte Gesundheitskommissar Andriukaitis.


Was ist das?
Es geht unter anderem um Herzleiden, Krebs und Schlaganfälle. Wer zu dick ist, raucht oder zu viel Alkohol trinkt, hat ein größeres Risiko. Auch Umweltbelastungen wie schmutzige Luft sind ein Faktor.
public  health  sick  population  cancer  CVD  stroke  Tobacco  Alcohol  obesity  overweight  prevention  diet  lifestyle  disease  Diseases  chronic  NHS  Crisis  air  pollution 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
The obesity epidemic is an economic issue | Business | The Guardian
Free-market forces have helped create a health crisis – and governments must take action to stop subsidising junk food [...] However, food companies prefer to deflect rhetoric about poor diet being the primary cause of obesity, and instead promote messages focused on exercise and other factors – a phenomenon termed “leanwashing”. [ everything in moderation, tobacco, alcohol ]
obesity  CVD  cancer  sick  population  demographic  bubble  ageing  health  care  budget  demand  NHS  Crisis  Austerity  diabetes  diet  lifestyle  chronic  diseases  Disease  Tobacco  Alcohol  Sugar  Tax  public  Prevention  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens 
november 2016 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
Summer 2016 'worse than most winters for A&E' - BBC News
Waiting times in A&E units in England this summer have been worse than every winter for the past 12 years bar one, figures show.
The colder months have traditionally been the most difficult for hospitals. But pressures have grown so much that this summer saw one in 10 patients wait for over four hours in A&E during June, July and August. [...] The data also showed hospitals are missing a number of other key targets for cancer, routine operations and ambulance response times. [...] [ elderly care adult social care at tipping point. not being treated at home end up in A&E eventually and then bed block! http://bbc.in/2dt9d1R ]
A&E  health  care  demand  NHS  Crisis  England  austerity  elderly  adult  social  ageing  population  sick  demographic  bubble  chronic  diet-related  diseases  disease  lifestyle  CVD  cancer  diabetes  GP  prevention  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  budget  bed  blocking  CQC 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Ollie Gardiner: Bid to raise £100k for cancer treatment for boy, 12 - BBC News
A family is trying to raise £100,000 for a 12-year-old boy who needs pioneering treatment for a brain tumour.
Ollie Gardiner, from Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, was diagnosed in May 2015 and doctors have said the tumour is "incurable".
His family want to travel to Austria for further treatment.
NHS  Crisis  rationing  health  care  budget  demand  cancer  England  Scotland  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  prevention  Privatisation 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
'Breakthrough' lung cancer drug made available on NHS | Society | The Guardian
The once-a-day tablet will be available immediately for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have a specific mutation, known as EGFR T790M-positive, that means they have stopped responding to earlier treatments. Experts predict about 300 patients in England and Wales will be eligible for Tagrisso every year.
NHS  Crisis  cancer  Austerity  England  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  NICE  medical  advances  health  care  budget  demand  premature  ageing  population  sick  diet-related  lifestyle  demographic  bubble  public  prevention  rationing 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Type 2 diabetes: How one mistake led a man to lose a foot - BBC News
On average in 2014-15, 185 operations were carried out every week in the UK to amputate the limbs of people with complications linked to diabetes. // type 2 diabetes all in all costs NHS 10% of budget. a diet and lifestyle related disease. diet! diet! you eat yourself sick! // a bottomless barrel. // tax the cause! the diet, stupid! sugar tax is a token. // 6 months on-site, type 2 = "diet & lifestyle" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07yklv8/panorama-diabetes-the-hidden-killer
NHS  Crisis  England  diabetes  Austerity  sick  population  ageing  premature  diet-related  lifestyle  Scotland  prevention  GP  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  Theresa  May  sugar  tax 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
Hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse, warn NHS chiefs | Society | The Guardian
The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. //&!
The gap between funds and delivery is a chasm in the NHS: something has to give
Waiting lists are at their highest in eight years. In the absence of extra money, we need an open and honest public debate about where the cuts should fall. Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says. - bit.ly/2cOVtzj & bbc.in/2ckUwdM
prevention  NHS  Crisis  sick  population  England  Scotland  public  health  care  demand  budget  Jeremy  Hunt  austerity  Simon  Stevens  ageing  premature  Theresa  May  obesity  diabetes  cancer  heart  disease  diet-related  lifestyle  alcohol 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Public health is in crisis – and Theresa May is failing to act | Sarah Wollaston | Opinion | The Guardian
The new PM promised to tackle health inequalities, but her childhood obesity strategy shows a reluctance to take tough action against vested interests
Theresa  May  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  NHS  Crisis  obesity  sick  population  public  health  demand  budget  diet-related  lifestyle  Shona  Robinson  Nicola  Sturgeon  England  Scotland  Austerity  prevention 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS boards face cuts totalling £407m (From Herald Scotland)
Scottish health boards are facing up to budget cuts on a scale never achieved before, and some are proposing savings deemed "high risk".
Figures on cuts planned by Scotland's 14 regional health boards and seven specialist boards showed total savin of £407m to be achieved this year. Critics said this would wipe out in a single year the bulk of the SNP's manifesto pledge to invest an extra £500 million in the NHS over the course of the next parliament. //^&! NHS Grampian saving 18.5m after ~40m injection of extra cash. - bit.ly/2btLpfc
NHS  Scotland  Transgender  Shona  Robinson  Austerity  health  care  demand  Nicola  Sturgeon  SNP  Theresa  May  England  ageing  population  GP  prevention  sick  Grampian  Crisis  obesity  heart  disease  attack  diabetes  mental  stroke  alcohol  abuse  demographic  bubble  baby  boomers  babyboomers  premature  chronic  Diseases  diet-related  lifestyle  waiting  times  cancer 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS success in tackling health inequality varies hugely across England | Society | The Guardian
“These emergency admissions are not just a barometer of wider social ills, but also an indicator of how well the NHS is succeeding in delivering out-of-hospital services to deprived patients with complex long-term conditions,” Cookson said. “This is important for NHS managers to know, because social inequalities in potentially avoidable emergency hospitalisation impose large and rising costs on the NHS, as well as raising important concerns about social justice.”
NHS  prevention  health  inequality  Crisis  GP  England  Austerity  public  care  demand 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Will the government's new childhood obesity strategy work? | Politics | The Guardian
NHS boss Simon Stevens has said obesity is going to bankrupt the service. [...] [ Public Health England body takes out of view, does not consider animal products as contributor!!! << in the pocket of, can't be too radical! ] [...] Instead of this comprehensive strategy, the brief document published this week focused on just two things – reducing sugar consumption and increasing physical activity. [ WHERE THE LATTER IS OBSOLETE vis epidemilogical evidences. activity does not remedy the consequences of a S.A.D. ] [ changing peoples behaviour and habits; research show that it is not insisting on personal responsibility that works, but vanity for most! and also not the future outlook, 40-50-60 is too far out to imagine A&E ] [...] But the government has gone firmly down the voluntary road again. [...] [ and to go out of way of companies processed food/engineered food argument that they cant change? promote home coking whole-food plant-based diet ] &! bit.ly/2b76dpo &! bit.ly/2bfDuQa &! bit.ly/2b7YHvF &! Theresa May's climb down in favour for industry - bit.ly/2b4sKY5 &! outright abandonment - bit.ly/2bHZnHx
public  health  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  NHS  Crisis  England  Scotland  care  demand  obesity  epidemic  sick  population  ageing  premature  heart  attack  cancer  diabetes  embolism  Cardiovascular  Disease  diet-related  lifestyle  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Privatisation  budget  demographic  bubble  prevention  GP  Austerity  chronic  complex  poverty 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS problems only going to get worse, says Patients Association | Society | The Guardian
Tens of thousands of people have to wait more than 18 weeks for routine surgery, report finds, and situation is deteriorating [...] “There is a significant psychological burden on patients waiting to be given a date for surgery and for patients whose surgery has been cancelled (often on the day the surgery was due to take place).” [...] “Overall, with the significant jump in waiting times, we are very concerned that relaxing the rules on waiting time targets as recently reported will only exacerbate an already unacceptable situation for patients. [...] a system that’s finding it difficult to cope with that increased demand
NHS  Crisis  England  Scotland  health  care  demand  ageing  population  sick  premature  diet-related  chronic  Disease  Diseases  prevention  lifestyle  public  Jeremy  Hunt  underinvestment  Austerity  rationing  A&E  Simon  Stevens 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Private providers in the NHS - the debate reignites - BBC News
[ sending people private to cut waiting lists and time to meet targets. no targets mean no one has to be send to private hospitals for treatment means less expense at the current account year. & Not to call out the truth, diet-related causes, is Political. ] ... the use of private health provision had increased to 7.6% in 2015/16. This compares with a figure of 4.9% in 2010/11, the first year of the coalition government. This is the basis of Labour's claim of a big increase in privatisation under the Conservatives. Government sources, though, say there was a significant rise in under Labour when private hospitals were first used to help cut waiting lists. Back in 2006/07, the use of private health provision was just 2.8%.
waiting  times  list  rationing  NHS  Crisis  Privatisation  England  Scotland  Austerity  health  care  demand  budget  ageing  population  sick  diet-related  lifestyle  cancer  heart  attack  stroke  underinvestment  prevention  Simon  Stevens  public  GP  Jeremy  Hunt  babyboomers  baby  boomers  demographic  bubble  dementia  obesity  diabetes 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Basildon heart patient undergoes pioneering 'baked Alaska' treatment - BBC News
health care becomes political! where is biggest demand? put money there to shut people up. and forget about the minority.
NHS  Crisis  rationing  diet-related  heart  attack  stroke  Cardiovascular  vascular  Disease  Diseases  England  Scotland  Simon  Stevens  mental  health  care  adult  social  elderly  bed  blocking  Transgender  PrEP  GP  lifestyle  prevention  sick  population  public  Austerity  Jeremy  Hunt  ageing  premature  UK 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Dr Dan Poulter: NHS HIV drug decision 'extraordinary' - BBC News
The Conservative MP told the World at One that pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) should not have been ruled out for "arbitrary" cost saving reasons. //&! But in many ways it goes to the heart of the dilemma facing the NHS in the 21st Century: how to meet the rising demands being placed on the health service. - bbc.in/2apiRzE - It means the costs to the NHS are rising - all the time. Close to three-quarters of the NHS budget goes on treatments aimed at helping people manage their conditions rather than cure them. - ONLY THE BEGINNING - bbc.in/2aY9U3S
prevention  NHS  Crisis  England  PrEP  obesity  diet-related  dieseases  Disease  Diseases  HIV  AIDS  heart  diabetes  overweight  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  Austerity  health  care  demand  premature  ageing  population  sick  public  LGBT  rationing  ration 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Surgical care shake-up ordered at Scottish hospitals to avoid waiting times crisis (From Herald Scotland)
EVERY hospital in Scotland has been ordered to re-think the way they look after patients with broken bones and worn joints amid fears waiting times for common operations will soar in the next five years.
NHS  Scotland  ageing  population  sick  population  OAP  health  care  cost  health  care  budget  health  care  demand  NHS  NHS  England  premature  ageing  osteoarthritis  osteoporosis  demographic  bubble  health  crisis  GP  prevention  intervention  diet-related  disease  lifestyle  western  world 
may 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
The cost of children's decayed teeth
The Local Government Association says 100 operations to extract multiple teeth are being carried out every day in English hospitals. It blames the excessive consumption of sugary foods and drinks. BBC News Illustrated explains how. //&! - bbc.in/1NrZIZc - the cost has jumped to more than £35m a year and many children are missing school because they are taking time off for dental work. [...] more children visit hospitals bc of tooth decay than any other cause! //&! bbc.in/1Qhb8Pq
Big  Sugar  sick  population  heart  disease  Sugar  Tax  childhood  obesity  child  abuse  health  crisis  prevention  intervention  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  rationing  NHS  England  NHS  UK  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  diabetes 
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.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Greg Marcus - Understanding Heart Disease With Big Data
NO 1 cause of death in USA. and becoming NO 1 cause of death around the world as the world adopts the Standard American Diet. // all things that fall into heart disease (premature ageing/death) - stroke (blockage of artery to or in brain or a bleed through blown vessel in or to brain (aneurysm), heart attack (blockage to main arteries starving heart muscle of oxygen thus heart muscle begins to die, how fast depends on the severity of blockage of major artery to heart muscle), heart arrhythmia, clogging up of arteries (vascular/cardiovascular) - DVT - embolism, aneurysm (blow out of blood vessel [thinning though the sharp jagged edges of cholesterol - http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cholesterol-crystals-may-tear-though-our-artery-lining/ ) to the point of breaking and bleeding uncontrollably - till death without intervention).
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Is the NHS in England stuck with soaring demand?
service struggling to keep up with demand. [...] ambulance response times, delays in A&E, and treatment for cancer - have been missed. All this against a background of increased attendances, more referrals & GPs being busier than ever. So is the NHS is stuck in a never-ending cycle of soaring demand? The kitchen at Stanborough Lodge care home in Welwyn Garden City is part of the NHS frontline in the fight to ease the strain on hospitals. [...] Staff and residents of care homes are being taught to cook nutritious foods [...] "And I think we're going to have to see the NHS pull its finger out a bit in terms of making those investments." Whatever differences there may be about why the NHS is so stretched, there is no denying that with money so tight and performance slipping on many fronts, time to find a solution is running out. //&! bbc.in/23xX0yf &! bbc.in/1S95lh1 [...] system facing both inexorably increasing patient numbers and severe financial strain."
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
A&E delays reach new record level
A&E performance in England sank to a new low in February for the second month in a row, official figures show. [...] And in another sign of growing A&E pressures, a unit in Lancashire is being forced to close overnight from next week because of a staffing crisis. Bosses running the Chorley A&E said they had to take the step because they did not have the doctors to staff the unit. //&! Staff shortage prompts Chorley Hospital A&E temporary closure - bbc.in/1Wta823 //&! Chorley A&E closure: A cautionary tale? [...] [cap on locum staff and doctor pay] Like many A&E units, Chorley relies heavily on locum staff. This is because there is a national shortage of doctors willing to work in emergency departments full time. [...] As one person put it to me: "The problems being experienced in the health services are simply too great to be resolved by knee-jerk government policies - no matter how well intentioned they are." - bbc.in/23xX0yf
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Obesity 'likely culprit' behind womb cancer rise
Rising levels of obesity may be fuelling an increase in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer, the charity Cancer Research UK warns.
Its figures show around 19 in every 100,000 women in the UK were diagnosed with the disease in the 1990s - climbing to 29 in 100,000 in 2013.
Researchers acknowledge the science behind how extra weight is linked to cancer is not clear - but say hormones produced by extra fat may play a part.
They say more studies are needed.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS surgery referrals to private sector rocket
The Press and Journal understands the increase in private referrals can be explained in part by the introduction of the Scottish Government’s 12-week treatment time guarantee in 2012. As a way of keeping to the timescale, patients can be given the choice of going elsewhere for surgery. [...] An NHS Grampian spokeswoman said the board was committed to meeting the waiting times target for all patients, but added: “Currently it is not always possible for us to do this locally. “There are protocols in place which allow for referral to other centres – both NHS and private.” [...] largely due to an increasingly ageing population. [...] “As a result, at times we have been unable to match supply with demand.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
ACTION NEEDED TO MAINTAIN NHS SCOTLAND SERVICES, REPORT WARNS
NHS Scotland will not be able to provide the same level of service in the future unless urgent action is taken to alleviate the pressures it faces, according to a new report. The health service is struggling with tightening budgets, rising costs, higher demand for services, pressure to meet targets and increased staff vacancies, Audit Scotland said. It warned the Scottish Government has not made sufficient progress towards its 2020 vision to change the balance of healthcare to more community-based settings. [...] Boards spent £284 million on temporary staff in 2014/15, an increase of 15% from the previous financial year.

The number of agency nursing and midwifery staff increased by 53% while s pending on locum doctors increased by 22%.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS spending devolved in Greater Manchester
Dr Zahid Chauhan, a GP in Failsworth, Oldham, raised questions about how that money will be saved.
He said: "My concerns with all this funding deficit and loss of £2bn is that we might struggle to achieve it and who will be responsible for that?
"Will it mean less doctors, appointments and operations? I don't know, but those are the questions that need to be answered." //&!
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
This Week in Health: Clearing up misperceptions about Zika virus
[A] closer look at President Obama's "Cancer Moonshot," - criticism is about focus on treatment (extending life) and nothing at prevention (90% of cases are not genetic, rather environment, exposure, lifestyle, diet). Breast Cancer lots of public activism, not so w bladder cancer. sustainability of investment over 20 years will be important, changing lifestyle habits does not take 20 years.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Trauma Doctors Every Second Counts Season 2
min 18 - didn't even make it to 60. // if she made it, she may have been permanently disabled due to lack of oxygen for prolonged time.
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march 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
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
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