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health Tag Archive

Do we really need our 5-a-day?

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Everybody knows about the 5-a-day rule, it’s the first thing we’re taught after our abc’s and 123’s. But do we take it seriously enough? Teachers weren’t just rabbiting...

What the nut?

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Today people are paying an increasing amount of attention towards their own personal health and wellbeing. This in conjunction with the rising awareness over ethical and...

Gym and bear it

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Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for a gin and tonic. I’ll admit that I’m trying to cut down on the drinking as I begin the torturous process of dissertation writing but...

Newcastle poverty shows North-South health divide

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Speaking at the Gateshead Council’s Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Professor of Urban Design for Health Tim Townshend argued that there are location-related...

Poor health linked to poor productivity in the North

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A major report commissioned by the Northern Health Science Alliance has connected poor health to poorer productivity in the Northern regions of the UK for the first time. The...

Podcast of The Week: Lifestyle and Health

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Podcasts have become a very popular form of entertainment recently, with a lot of people tuning in whilst commuting to university, doing work in the library, or waiting for...

Public lecture explores why “where you live can kill you”

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“Health divides: where you live can kill you”: it’s an arresting title, which was fitting for a lecture delivered with the exact same sense of urgency and passion. Part of...

Should we ban hand dryers in public toilets?

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Scientists urge hospitals to avoid using them, citing they cause more germs… ...

Is Your Beauty Product Dangerous?

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Amanda Goh investigates the risks of aluminium packaging....

Research purrroves pets are beneficial to health

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Pet-owners statistically less likely to suffer mental and physical health problems, writes Grace Dean....