asterisk2a + surgery   62

Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study - BBC News
Lorcaserin - 'Lorcaserin! For addicts.' You lose some weight, but you are still an addict. See 4k over 40 months. Hilarious. And costs 300$ per month. Ridiculous.
obesity  overweight  bariatric  surgery  Lorcaserin  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  public  health  prevention  CVD  Cancer  addiction  self-medication  addict 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
(5499) Kein Stress mit dem Gewicht - Faszination Wissen - ganze Sendung vom 11.5.2015 - YouTube
20:00 "stress esser" //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42788280 - Chronic stress disrupts our sleep and our blood sugar levels. This leads to increased hunger and comfort eating. &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxb1A3Q1vC8 - Escaping The Dietary Pleasure Trap - Alan Goldhamer DC - FULL TALK eg ice cream cold is too sweet. // Book Salt Sugar Fat.
fast  food  self-medication  abuse  junk  western  diet  S.A.D.  public  health  chronic  stress  poverty  trap  hormones  signals  reward  salt  sugar  fat  evolution  CVD  obesity  overweight  Cancer  dopamine  cortisol  metabolism  emotions  sickcare  mental  NHS  prevention  healthcare  exploitation  food–industrial  lobby  complex  vested  interest  weightloss  bariatric  surgery  diabetes  shiftwork  circadian  rhythm  sleep  Hygiene  alcohol  alcoholism  superficial  artificial  pleasure  processed 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
NHS cancels surgery for tens of thousands to avoid winter crisis | Society | The Guardian
In an unprecedented edict, NHS England has told hospitals to delay operations such as cataract removals and hip and knee replacements until mid-January. The only exceptions to the new policy are cancer operations and also what the NHS called “time-critical procedures” where the surgery has to go ahead to avoid the patient’s condition deteriorating further.
NHS  winter  crisis  elective  surgery  Cancer  CVD  Austerity  sickcare  demand 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS Grampian puts cap on non-urgent surgery over winter - Evening Express
NHS Grampian has confirmed it is only booking category one and two patients, who require surgery within a month or within three months respectively, in January and February.

The health board said the move was part of its winter plans and there would be exceptions where surgeries do not impact on beds. [...] It follows a row in October after NHS Tayside announced it had put on hold all planned, non-urgent operations for three weeks over the festive period. Category three patients, who require surgery within a year, will not be routinely booked for January and February, under NHS Grampian’s plans.
NHS  winter  crisis  elective  care  surgery  rationing  Grampian  Scotland  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  Austerity  waiting  times  backlog  Council  GP  referral  A&E  bedblocking  bed  blocking 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt orders NHS England bosses to stick to waiting time limits | Society | The Guardian
Jeremy Hunt orders NHS England bosses to stick to waiting time limits
Health secretary swiftly rejects service chiefs’ public warning that meeting targets is impossible with current funding [...] In an unprecedented move reflecting a widening gulf with the government, NHS England used its board meeting to warn that it had to make “difficult choices” next year that would involve limiting what it could provide for patients. [ only providing basics life saving treatments - not life improvement treatments (elective surgery) ] [...] NHS England has also said it is unable to implement best practice as advised by Nice on a routine basis – an extraordinary state of affairs. We have now reached a point where the NHS constitution will be routinely breached and NHS services are being withdrawn.”
NHS  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Philip  Hammond  Theresa  May  budget2017  rationing  treatment  delay  waiting  times  CVD  Cancer  A&E  diabetes  overweight  obesity  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  demographic  bubble  sickcare  demand  healthcare  CCG  CEP  STP  GP  elective  surgery  OAP  disabled  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  Austerity  adult  social  care  elderly  NICE  patient  safety  CQC  mental  health 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
My5 - Episode - Benefits and Bypasses: Billion Pound Patients S1 E1
25bn a year. diet lifestyle - smoking tobacco alcohl food - obesity cvd diabetes amputations complications medication - liver disease
NHS  Austerity  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  obesity  CVD  Cancer  tobacco  alcohol  alcoholism  diet  lifestyle  public  health  prevention  self-medication  coping  maladaptive  mechanism  poverty  education  CEP  STP  CCG  rationing  elective  care  surgery  premature  ageing  demographic  bubble  food  S.A.D.  western  mental 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS faces even worse winter crisis than last year, watchdog warns | Society | The Guardian
In an update on how the NHS in England performed between July and September, NHSI said hospitals did not succeed in freeing up the target of 2,000-3,000 beds by September, which would have helped them cope with the extra winter demand.

NHS leaders and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, told hospitals in the spring that they needed to reduce the number of beds occupied due to “delayed transfers of care” – patients who are fit to leave but cannot safely be discharged – to 3.5% of their total number by September. But 5% of beds are still occupied with such cases, NHSI said.
NHS  winter  crisis  bedblocking  bed  blocking  ageing  chronic  sick  population  elective  surgery  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  Council  STP  CEP  CCG  Austerity  rationing  treatment  delay  waiting  times  GP  A&E  adult  social  care  premature  demographic  bubble  sickcare  healthcare  demand 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Number of NHS patients waiting over six months for surgery up 40% | Society | The Guardian
Royal College of Surgeons says 151,710 patients in England were waiting more than six months for non-urgent operations
NHS  elective  surgery  rationing  waiting  times  referral  treatment  delay  CCG  GP  winter  crisis  Austerity  sickcare  demand  healthcare  Cancer  CVD  STP  CEP  patient  safety 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
'Bed-blocking' in Scottish hospitals falls by 9.6% - BBC News
About 400 people were left in hospital because the social care support they needed in order to live in their own home was not available, while more than 200 had to wait for a place in a nursing home.
Of those who could not leave hospital in September 2017, 1,140 had to wait for for more than three days.
A third of delayed patients had to wait in hospital for more than six weeks - a 2% increase from last year, despite the fall in the figures overall.
NHS  Scotland  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  Austerity  adult  social  care  ageing  chronic  sick  population  sickcare  demand  healthcare  public  health  demographic  bubble  premature  Crisis  rationing  elective  surgery  GP  A&E  referral  treatment  delay  waiting  times 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS offers smartphone GP appointments - BBC News
[privatisation cherry picking, another example, the easiest things ]
"We notice there is an extensive list of patient conditions such as frailty, pregnancy and mental health conditions that are the essence of general practice and which GPs deal with every day, but which are not eligible for this service. &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41111553 - NHS launches £100m drive to recruit foreign GPs &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39522137 - GP practices close in record numbers &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41888952 - Online GP consultation: Opportunity or threat? - two-tier system, creaming off the healthiest patients. cherry picking. see privatisation of elective care and non-challenging adult elderly care. [...] The RCGP argues that existing community practices will be left with lower revenue and having to look after the sickest with the most complex conditions, hence the claim that there was a danger of "twin-track" general practice evolving. ALSO How easy will it be to avoid prescribing antibiotics - just to be on the safe side?"
GP  NHS  Crisis  sickcare  demand  healthcare  chronic  sick  complex  diseases  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  recruitment  hiring  training  staff  shortage  locum  Nurses  Doctor  rationing  waiting  times  treatment  delay  Privatisation  profit  maximisation  Austerity  STP  CEP  elective  surgery  time 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Patients are suffering while the SNP shamefully dithers | Kevin McKenna | Opinion | The Guardian
One senior health professional told me last week: “Yes, there is a backlog for operations, but the issue is the front and back door – not the bit in the middle. They are trying to solve the wrong problem and bringing on these new centres will only add to the problem. In addition, there is a huge problem with a lack of doctors across parts of the system. If they are moving planned care into these new elective centres, how are they going to staff them?”
NHS  Scotland  Austerity  healthcare  demand  sickcare  elective  surgery  GP  A&E  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  adult  social  care  waiting  times  treatment  delay  rationing  mental  health  complex  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  premature  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  alcohol  self-medication  addiction  winter  staff  Crisis  recruitment  hiring  training  Nurses 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt considers barring walk-in patients from A&E | Society | The Guardian
“We know that the main issue contributing to pressures in A&E is not inappropriate attendance, but a lack of hospital beds, and a lack of the community support services patients need when they are discharged, so they end up staying in hospital for longer than they needed to.” [...] She added: “Maybe a pilot will identify some good ways of reducing genuinely inappropriate use of A&E, but that this idea is even circulating speaks volumes about the consequences of the government’s decision to underfund the NHS. The chancellor must take note, and respond in his budget next month.”
NHS  A&E  healthcare  demand  111  GP  winter  crisis  referral  waiting  time  flu  fluseason  influenza  ageing  chronic  sick  frail  population  demographic  bubble  bedblocking  bed  blocking  elective  surgery  delay  treatment  times  care  adult  social  elderly  Council  Jeremy  Hunt  rationing  sickcare  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  Austerity  STP  CEP 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS operations could be cancelled for months this winter, senior medics warn
"If, as we expect, we see a flu outbreak, I think the NHS - in terms of both beds and clinical staff - will break far worse than last year and elective activity will almost certainly cease for several months." [...] Meanwhile, leaked documents seen by Health Service Journal suggest that an NHS trust with a history of high death rates agreed savings plans, despite warnings from its then finance director that doing so could threaten patient safety.
NHS  winter  crisis  flu  influenza  Brexit  staff  shortage  Nurses  GP  A&E  elective  care  surgery  Cancer  CVD  recruitment  hiring  immigration  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  premature  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  Austerity  norovirus  adult  elderly  social  Disabled  vulnerable  frail  STP  CEP  rationing  waiting  times  treatment  delay  patient  safety 
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
Care Appointments | Extra £5 million for NHS Scotland to reduce delays and ease winter pressures
Last winter health boards were given £12 million in additional winter resilience funding and the previous year they received £10.7 million.

This year’s funding follows a £59 million health service cash boost announced in May to drive down waiting times, £9 million of which was targeted at improving A&E performances on waiting times and delayed discharges.
winter  Crisis  NHS  Scotland  Grampian  health  care  demand  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  babyboomers  premature  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  Austerity  elective  surgery  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  elderly  adult  social  Disabled  waiting  time  treatment  delay  rationing  A&E  GP 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Health bosses apologise as number of ops in cancelled by NHS Grampian increase - Evening Express
MSPs held a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the situation at NHS Grampian after new figures showed 9% of all planned operations were cancelled in August. &! https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/nhs-report-shows-rise-in-vacancies/ - The number of vacancies for consultants and nurses in the North-east has increased. &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-41497626 - NHS Grampian 'sees 75% of locum spending in north of Scotland' &! Stress fissure show everywhere, even higher up: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1336268/apology-after-health-report-error-for-neabsh-p10/
NHS  Grampian  elective  surgery  health  care  demand  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  bedblocking  bed  blocking  ICU  Council  A&E  GP  babyboomers  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  waiting  times  treatment  delay  patient  safety  adult  social  elderly  Disabled  staff  shortage  winter  Crisis  recruitment  hiring  locum  Nurses 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Care homes places 'crisis' in five years across England - BBC News
Consumer group Which? said "urgent action" was needed because of a rising population of older people.
England has 407,000 care home beds but would need another 50,000 by 2022 to meet demand.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was "addressing" the issue and £1bn was invested in 2017. [...] The problems are "systemic" and as it can take up to seven years to plan and build a new care home, the sector "won't be able to meet the growing need of the country's ageing population", Which? said. &! https://www.channel4.com/news/most-councils-will-not-have-enough-care-home-places - five years’ time, nine out of ten local authorities in England will not have enough care home places to match the demand of the growing elderly population.
NHS  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  social  adult  elderly  care  Austerity  STP  CEP  rationing  waiting  times  elective  delayed  treatment  Nurses  health  demand  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  chronic  sick  CVD  Disabled  diabetes  obesity  overweight  Alzheimer  dementia  Crisis  staff  shortage  locum  patient  safety  Brexit  immigration  mental  diseases  complex  needs  Jeremy  Hunt  surgery  GP  A&E 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Doctors and patients unaware diabetes can be reversed, says report - BBC News
NHS Scotland T2Diabetes cost 10% of budget // evidence has been known for a decade by now! thoe ppl who treated t2d have been called quacks by "everything in moderation" - the evidence based medicine hubbub. // but the main reason for the low recording is probably that few patients are attempting or achieving remission. - GPs don't have time to worry about patient adherence and some do not want to change and rather take pills (intrinsic motivation, health motivated). / salt sugar fat // &! http://www.ndtv.com/food/controlling-your-weight-may-help-reverse-diabetes-5-foods-that-diabetes-patients-must-include-in-the-1750177 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41279050 &! http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/patients-at-highest-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-should-go-on-intensive-lifestyle-programme-nice-guidance_uk_59baa132e4b02da0e13fd6bf &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40123846 &! https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/more-than-a-million-people-should-be-offered-lifestyle-tips-as-a-way-to-avoid-type-2-diabetes &! https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/diabetes-remission-treating-blood-glucose-when-the-disease-process-is-to-do-with-body-fat
NHS  Diabetes  prevention  diet  lifestyle  CVD  obesity  overweight  sedentary  S.A.D.  western  premature  ageing  chronic  sick  population  big  pharma  NICE  GP  A&E  bariatric  surgery  Scotland  England  health  care  demand  self-medication  coping  mechanism  addiction  stress  food  junk  fast  ready  meals 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS waiting times 'driving people to turn to private treatment' | Society | The Guardian
Growing numbers of patients are paying for private treatment to beat rationing and delays for treatment imposed by the cash-strapped NHS.

People who do not have health insurance are increasingly paying up to £14,880 for operations such as a hip or knee replacement or cataract removal, a report reveals.

Profit-driven hospital firms are experiencing 15 to 25% year-on-year rises in the number of uninsured “self-payers”, with the increase mainly driven by long waiting times to undergo non-urgent surgery in NHS hospitals. Patients are using their savings or taking out loans to pay for their treatment. [...] There has also been a rise in those paying for private cancer care in the wake of NHS England cutting the number of drugs it pays for under the Cancer Drugs Fund. “Widely publicised restrictions on NHS funding for cancer drugs is fuelling the growth in self-pay oncology,” notes the report, titled The Private Healthcare UK Self-Pay Market 2017. & https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/11/the-guardian-view-on-the-nhs-crisis-private-treatment-is-not-the-answer
NHS  Privatisation  STP  rationing  Austerity  chronic  sick  population  profit  maximisation  ageing  demographic  bubble  health  care  demand  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  S.A.D.  bariatric  surgery  western  diet  lifestyle  Alcohol  self-medication  coping  mechanism  mental 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Private surgery 'needs better patient safety regulation' - BBC News
In an open letter, surgical leaders said they had concerns about the availability of patient safety information in private hospitals. And they called for a stronger focus on patient safety initiatives, to match those in the NHS.
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) urged the next government to consider ensuring private hospitals had to report unexpected deaths and serious injuries in the same way as hospitals in the NHS. And it repeated its call for better regulation of cosmetic surgery which is mostly carried out in private clinics.
NHS  Privatisation  Cosmetic  Surgery  Austerity  rationing  CQC  Superbug  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Capitalism  STP 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10 a day - BBC News
Keeping the sick population sick ( http://nutritionfacts.org/video/when-low-risk-means-high-risk/ ) >> Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England, said: "The five-a-day target is the foundation of a healthy balanced diet and is an achievable way to help prevent a number of diseases.
"Whilst consuming more than five portions of fruit and vegetables a day may be desirable... adding pressure to consume more fruit and vegetables creates an unrealistic expectation." &! Five-a-day fruit and vegetable advice 'unrealistic', says new GPs' head - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38048957 &! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/23/five-day-10-portions-fruit-veg-cut-early-death
Sugar  Tax  public  health  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Vegan  UK  Cancer  CVD  Diabetes  NHS  care  demand  ageing  population  premature  death  demographic  bubble  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  stroke  lobby  food–industrial  complex  Austerity  STP  GP  A&E  rationing  bariatric  surgery  obesity  overweight 
february 2017 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
North East England sees highest proportion of weight loss surgery - BBC News
The number of bariatric operations fell in the past three years, Freedom of Information requests reveal. Since 2013, there has been a more targeted approach, NHS England said. However, campaigners are calling for more funding for weight loss surgery. The National Obesity Forum says it would ultimately save the NHS money. And it said the decline of heavy industry and manual work in the North East had contributed to obesity problems, resulting in a greater rate of surgery. [...] An NHS England spokeswoman explained the drop was because bariatric treatment was currently handled as a national policy, rather than separately by each local area. She said it was now only offered to "appropriately selected patients".
Bariatric  Surgery  Weight  Loss  Surgery  NHS  obesity  UK  health  care  budget  spending  diabetes  prevention  intervention  GP  A&E 
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 ]
NHS  NHS  England  austerity  mental  health  CAMHS  sick  population  health  crisis  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  minority  Transgender  cancer  heart  disease  obesity  Bariatric  Surgery  Weight  Loss  Surgery  overweight  hypertension  high  blood  pressure  prevention  alcohol  abuse  metabolic  syndrome  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  Council  Services  Social  Services 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, What’s life after weight-loss surgery like?
vitamin deficiency, lost half her hair. got psoriasis. hot flushes. // has to force herself to regularly little. // some people still regain weight after some time because ... // "this is ridiculous why I have done this to myself." // and from the interview, her portions are a lot smaller. but not healthier! focuses on macros ("fat, fiber & protein") // the other side - doctors know that all patients have to take vitamin pills for the rest of their life's. // "every diet known to man I have tried." //
Bariatric  Surgery  Weight  Loss  Surgery  fad  diet  dieting 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
South Somerset deploys ‘health coaches’ to take pressure off NHS - FT.com
Chronic conditions make a big share of cost // Underpinning the approach is a careful “segmenting” of patients to discover which are making maximum demands on the system. [...] In South Somerset, it was discovered that just 4 per cent of local people were between them consuming up to 50 per cent of the health and social care budget. High quality global journalism requires investment. Early results among a sample group of 100 patients are striking. Emergency admissions have fallen by 42 per cent, accident and emergency department visits by 4 per cent and outpatient appointments by 15 per cent, year on year, since the establishment of a “hub”, bringing together doctors, nurses and care workers to span the historically iron divide between GP surgery, community and hospital services. [...] “health coaches”. Cheaper than clinicians, and bringing a different skill set, they are seen as key to ensuring patients take responsibility for their own health [...] [mismatch of resources & demand]
chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  diet-related  disease  sick  population  health  crisis  premature  ageing  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  OAP  GP  A&E  adult  social  care  elderly  care  disability  prevention  market  intervention  Bariatric  Surgery  IVF  Standard  American  Diet  dietary  cholesterol  Western  pattern  heart  disease  cancer  smoking  tobacco  alcohol  abuse  deprivation  Perspektivlosigkeit  poverty  trap  well  being  mental  health  vulnerable  Disabled  lifestyle  sedentary  lifestyle  NHS  Jeremy  Hunt  constituency  babyboomers  diabetes  staff  morale  locum  staff  staff  shortage  Junior  Doctors  overweight  lifestyle  medicine 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
'Think very carefully before having plastic surgery' - BBC News
The biggest boom was in the popularity of liposuction - up by 41%. // bbc.in/1SDEZJ5 - lipo up 20% in 2015 (by registered uk surgeons, does not include brits who go overseas East Europe or Turkey.)
overweight  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  fad  dieting  lifestyle  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  plastic  surgery 
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.
side-effect  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  medical  profession  pre-diabetic  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  Standard  American  Diet  diet-related  disease  dietary  cholesterol  Fiber  Western  pattern  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  heart  disease  high  blood  pressure  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  Bariatric  Surgery  overweight  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  Leaky  gut  cancer  lifestyle 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
A Point of View: Does cosmetic surgery really make people feel better about their bodies? - BBC News
In 2002-3, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons carried out 10,700 procedures. Ten years later, they carried out 50,000 procedures of which the most common was breast augmentation. [...] Why are people resorting to cosmetic surgery? There is increasing pressure to look young and beautiful, especially for women, who are still more likely to be judged on appearances, particularly in the workplace. The media is full of makeover programmes glamorising cosmetic surgery and celebrities who look ever more perky. Subliminally and not so subliminally, our culture is changing how humans feel they should look. People believe they will be happier and more successful if they conform more closely to these cultural norms. [...] Pornography is now ubiquitous and must be a big driver of people's dissatisfaction with their bodies. Let me give you an example. Ironically, while the UK has banned female genital mutilation, it is simultaneously having a booming trade in labiaplasty.
plastic  surgery  objectification  gender  policing  gender  politics  Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  Music  Industry  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus  beauty  standard  beauty  beauty  sickness  Fashion  Industry  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  Social  Media  Porn  pornography 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
24 Hours in A&E - Series 7 Episode 1 - All 4
women had bariatric surgery, then year later diagnosed with liver disease
Bariatric  Surgery  Weight  Loss  Surgery  liver  disease  non-alcoholic  fatty  liver  disease  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Does a nose job hurt? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Virginia Blum | Opinion | The Guardian
Surgeons I’ve interviewed explain that for young and less experienced surgeons, rhinoplasty has an unusually steep learning curve due to the lag time between the surgery and its final result a year later; only then can surgeons assess what they should do differently. A recent issue of Annals of Plastic Surgery, published this month, is entirely devoted to rhinoplasty, and it’s sobering reading. Most articles make clear what the general public doesn’t know about the procedure – that the technique (as well as outcome) of the nose job remains heavily disputed among surgeons. And there are many things that affect the outcome, from the inherent structure of the individual’s nose to the surgeon’s experience, planning and skill.
FFS  plastic  surgery 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Weight loss surgery 'cuts risk' of diabetes and heart attacks - BBC News
30% of people "relapse" after 2 years and start to gain weight by cheating (ie making snickers or mars bar smootie). And the majority still don't eat better, just improving their weight, but do not reverse heart disease, or insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, 5 (12) a day, ... // potted mini portions via ready meals. no cooking. no green. no cardiovascular exercise. // and then there is the excess skin eventually. // Is not healthy habit forming // same w fiber. very little fiber intake, continued meat intake will, no anti-inflammatory diet = increase risk of colorectal cancer! also still same risks for heart disease, no reversal (via whole-food plant-based diet) see Dean Ornish // [...] Among those who already had diabetes, their condition improved substantially and many (60%) were able to come off medication altogether. [ << LOL!!! No reversal of type 2? yeah bc they still eat shit and don't move proper. ]
Bariatric  Surgery  Weight  Loss  Surgery  NHS  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  prevention  intervention  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  insulin  resistance  processed  food  habit  habit  forming  food  engineering  food  abuse  junk  food  fast  food  Politics  Standard  American  Diet  diet-related  disease  Western  pattern  Dietary  Fiber  inflammatory  bowel  disease  bowel  cancer  cancer  colorectal  cancer  anti-inflammatory  inflammation  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  chronic  diseases  cholesterol  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  fad  dieting  Dean  Ornish  public  health  policy  public  health  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  active  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Chris Hedges The Cult Of Celebrity - YouTube
when you spend your life as celebrity, you have no idea of who you are. // hostile takeover of consumer culture to make it a religion. // people see themselves as consumer products. // is a commodity culture, cult of self ... psychopaths. // ethic of Wall Street is same as ethic of consumer celebrity culture.
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december 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
Let Food Be Thy Medicine | Garth Davis, M.D. - YouTube
// wrote new book (autumn 2015 release) Proteinaholic // ppl that see me, "They are confused." As are the doctors, even if they have one lesson in nutrition. docs are taught to treat the patients in their field of specialty. ... treating the effects and symptoms of diet and lifestyle. // it took self-education! enlightenment. work. // 'I use socratic method quizzing my patients what they know about nutrition.' --- show calorie density in pictures, fruits and vegetables much more dense. // we live the least # of years as protein obsessed nation. // help people visualise, their success, via collage of inspirational success & put next to it healthy vegan food. // choose life, not death (meat) // make food with love // &! - youtu.be/9OC4ZNZOXFg - "I've been trained in western medicine. [...] nobody asks about diet. [...] money buys science. [...] DENIALISTS." //&! youtu.be/BUTGIaZVzgA &! youtu.be/EaUIvRqGWAs
medical  profession  medical  research  medical  care  Whole  Plant  Foods  Bariatric  Surgery  Weight  Loss  Surgery  Vegan  carnism  omnivore  NHS  obesity  epidemic  obesity  diabetes  medical  training  Polarisation  food  industry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Big  Sugar  diet  dieting  Standard  American  Western  pattern  diet  diet  society  lifestyle  Nutrition  book  Dr.  Garth  Davis  Mindfulness  Enlightenment  self-actualization  self-awareness  self-respect 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
30 stone at 13: meet the obese teenagers going under the knife | Society | The Guardian
More than 8,000 patients had weight-loss surgery in 2012-13, according to NHS figures – a 30-fold increase in just over a decade. They were not only middle-aged and long-term obese, but teenagers and young people, too: 570 under-25s had surgery between 2010 and 2013, according to the UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry, and nearly 40% of these were “super obese”. Despite healthy eating edicts and government campaigns, they had, in their short lives, already advanced through the obesity categories – obese, severely obese, morbidly obese – and now, at super obese, were more than twice the weight they should be.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The SHOCKING Truth about Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric) | World's Worst Diets - YouTube
Dr. Garth Davis talked on 2nd visit/podcast at richroll about more and more people come back after less than handful years gaining back weight! And the field of Bariatric Surgery does not/is not concerned about what their patients eat. Period. - http://www.richroll.com/podcast/our-misplaced-obsession-with-protein-garth-davis-md-on-high-fat-low-carb-diets-bad-science-how-to-separate-nutritional-fact-from-popular-fiction/
Weight  Loss  Surgery  Bariatric  Surgery  Dr.  Garth  Davis  western  society  western  world  pattern  diet  Standard  American  diet  western  diet  obesity  epidemic 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Cosmetic surgery 'should be done by specialist surgeons'
Doctors should be prevented from performing cosmetic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons. &! bbc.in/15xMFFQ "Boom" &! bbc.in/15E0Jys "Fresh rules for the cosmetic procedures industry in England are "appalling" and pay "only lip service" to patient safety, warn plastic surgeons. Ministers said it will become illegal to offer dermal fillers without training. But surgeons said the decision not to classify them as prescription only has been labelled a "missed opportunity". The whole industry has been accused of acting like "cowboys" and selling products "like double glazing". The £2.3bn cosmetic procedures industry is dominated by the non-surgical end of the market such as fillers, laser hair removal and Botox. They account for nine in 10 interventions and are worth 75% of the market." &! bbc.in/1wsSc6D << Boobjob Register &! bbc.in/1uDzYp1 "Need of Register for surgeons & their speciality" &! bbc.in/1t7Z1zp - Ask for pics, results, his statistics.
plastic  surgery  regulation  oversight  safety  governance 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Victims of a craze for cosmetic surgery
Part of the problem is that plastic surgery is so lucrative that unqualified doctors have been drawn in - or rather doctors qualified in other areas of quite different medicine. It's alleged that procedures have been done by what are called "ghost doctors". In one court case, it's claimed that the advertised doctor slipped out of the operating room once the patient was under the anaesthetic and the job was then botched by the replacement surgeon. On top of that, it's emerged that some before-and-after photos have had a bit of surgery themselves - surgery of the Photoshop variety. The upshot is that the Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons has called for tighter rules for doctors and for advertisers. They fear that the bad publicity is damaging the reputation of an industry which is largely well-run. But they're fighting against the tide. Plastic surgery is very profitable, even with prices that undercut the US and Europe.
plastic  surgery  Asia  aspirational  social  status  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  status  anxiety  beauty  industry  beauty  sickness  beauty  standard 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
China's Tortured Beauties: Make Me Look Western - YouTube
>> with the arrival of western style capitalism and thus western media ... changes in values and ideals of beauty started to go cray cray. eye-lid surgery and pale skin are just two things. - Asian models with western faces. - Such thing is not apparent in Japan.
China  Asia  western  society  beauty  standard  beauty  industry  beauty  products  beauty  photoshopped  Photoshop  South  Korea  beauty  sickness  plastic  surgery 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Dear Rebecca Adlington, they're the ugly ones | Laurie Penny | Comment is free | The Guardian
The recreational body-shaming of female celebrities matters to a great many people who look at what you have had to deal with and are reminded, with a familiar chill, that whatever women and girls achieve, we are nothing if we do not conform to society's demented definitions of beauty. We can't win. If we don't cram ourselves into those claustrophobic standards of physical perfection, we're called disgusting, but if we do, we're weak and shallow.
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february 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Charlotte Church attacks 'sexist' music industry
The music industry has a "culture of demeaning women" that forces stars to sell themselves as sex objects. The business is "a male dominated industry with a juvenile perspective on gender and sexuality" and increasingly wants "sex objects that appear child-like", Church claimed. [...] Sinead O'Connor wrote an open letter to the pop star, warning her not to be exploited by the music business. [...] "Short burst messaging." (Shallow Content with no Context. Cheap. Meaningless. Disappearing in the ether.) + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24382051 + Look what the entertainment industry did to so many people (ie Germany Gina-Lisa Lohfink & Co https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=338916486255060) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24432329 + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24395755 + !!! http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20131003/ !!!
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october 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - 'Cosmetic crisis' waiting to happen
Injections to plump up the skin are a "crisis waiting to happen" and should be available only on prescription, a UK review of cosmetic procedures has said. It warned that dermal fillers, covered by only the same level of regulation as toothbrushes, could cause lasting harm. The independent review added cosmetic surgery had been "trivialised". It also attacked "distasteful" companies for putting profit ahead of care. The review has recommended a series of measures to better protect patients. It was commissioned by the Department of Health in England, but the findings will be passed to health ministers throughout the UK. [...] Profits before patients, that's what happens. Surgery is sold like double glazing and it's totally wrong” >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22277890
celebrity  culture  moral  stem  cell  cosmetics  society  beauty  industry  ethics  cosmetic  surgery  beauty  accountability  PIP  breast  implants  common  sense  transparency  celebrity  aging  gracefully  body  image  beauty  products  cosmetics  cosmetics  industry  western  society  culture  aging 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery - YouTube
Surgeons are taught from textbooks which conveniently color-code the types of tissues, but that's not what it looks like in real life -- until now. At TEDMED Quyen Nguyen demonstrates how a molecular marker can make tumors light up in neon green, showing surgeons exactly where to cut.
medicine  cancer  surgery 
december 2011 by asterisk2a

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