Over 40% of cancers due to lifestyle, says review

Cancer You may have noticed this story in the news: Over 40% of cancers due to lifestyle. If not, click here for the story, and click here for an explanation of the story from the excellent NHS “behind the headlines” website (I love this place, it explains the millions of health related stories you read … Read more Over 40% of cancers due to lifestyle, says review

Recommended Reading: What’s your poison? A special report on alcohol in the media.

Booze

Booze

Is a small drink good or bad for you?  Does a small glass in the evening give you health benefits? Read this special report from the NHS for an analysis on “the media’s relationship with research on alcohol, the science behind it, and what all this means for us when we consider raising a glass.” The report covers:

Recommended Reading: The Healthy Eating Plate.

Harvard School of Public Health - Healthy Eating Plate

Harvard School of Public Health – Healthy Eating Plate

The Harvard School of Public Health has just published their Healthy Eating Plate (click here). I am going to use this Healthy Eating Plate in conjunction with their Healthy Eating Pyramid (click here) and my 10 Simple Rules for healthy eating (click here) as the basis for helping people improve their diet. Click here to go to the Harvard website explaining everything, or read the following quote I shamelessly stole off them…

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Recommended Reading: Supplements: Who needs them? A special report.

Supplements

Supplements

Supplements. Do you take them? Do you know what they are? Are they worth the money we spend on them and are they even actually safe for us? If you don’t know the answer to any of these, click here to find out. This NHS report gives you unbiased information from actual science studies (not from an advertising exec.) on:

Waist fat ‘increases heart risk’

Abdominal fat Click here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13222192) for the news story. It says how where you carry your bodyfat can have a big impact on your health and risks of disease.  It talks about the waist/hip ratio.  Or how much fat you are carrying around your belly.  This is a very easy measurement to take.  In fact, you can … Read more Waist fat ‘increases heart risk’

Low Back Pain Recovery Slow; And Worse For Those On Compensation

Back Pain

Back Pain

Last year, I ranted about how a guy I knew was being prevented to exercise and rehabilitate his injuries because his solicitor said it would jeopardise his compensation claim (click here for details). Well, today I was doing some research on back pain and stumbled on the following webpage (click here).  It talks about recovery times for people with low back pain, and how various factors affected these recovery times.  Then I read the following sentence:

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Supervised Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women

Pregnant Weight Training A while ago I wrote some posts about exercise during pregnancy (click here, here, here and here).  So here is a little bit extra on the subject. I want to direct you to a new bit of research done to test the safety of resistance training for pregnant women (click here for … Read more Supervised Weight Training Safe for Pregnant Women

Superfoods! Discover what foods will kill you dead, and save your life!

One of my favorite websites I keep going back to for reliable information, is a section on the NHS site they call “Behind the Headlines” (click here).  Here they take a look at some of the major health stories in the papers, and give you the facts. Take a look at just a few of the ways the papers blow a health story out of all proportion, and you will understand why one of my favorite saying at the moment is:

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