Key Quotes - Health

Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Wednesday 18th October
 
New data from vitality shows that sedentary people who increase their activity level to 21 minute a day (150 minutes a week) are likely to live 3.1 years longer as a result. Increasing to 90 minute a week could add 2.7 years, or just 60 minutes 2.4 years.
HealthInspire issue 114 - July/August 2017
 
At present in the UK, around 6,500 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Three die a day due to a shortage of those willing to donate.
HealthThe Sentinel - July 12th 2017
 
Patients are being ‘belittled’ as access to NHS care worsens, leading doctors have warned. The British Medical Association said the NHS is at ‘breaking point’ and concerns are being ‘wilfully ignored’.
HealthThe Sentinel - June 26th 2017
 
Almost a third of adults and children around the world are overweight, a study has found. Many are at risk of potentially fatal diseases despite not being classified as obese, say researchers.
HealthThe Sentinel - June 13th 2017
 
A new HIV prevention drug will be provided by the NHS from September. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP will be made available to sexual health clinics across the UK. In an initial 3 year trial a minimum of 10,000 individuals will be offered the drug.
HealthChristian Concern - 11th August 2017
 
One in four people experience mental health problems at some point in their lifetime. 1.6 million people in Britain are affected by eating disorders and 14-25-year-olds are most at risk. Up to a third of the population will suffer from an anxiety disorder at some time. Two in 100 adults are affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and one in every 100 children and teenagers. One in twelve adolescents in the UK regularly self-harm - the highest rate in Europe. Depression is the most common mental health disorder. It affects nearly a fifth of adults in the UK. Eleven per cent of British women are taking antidepressant medication daily. Every year 5,000 people in the UK take their own lives. Almost a quarter of these are men aged between 16 and 24.
HealthChristianity - June 2017
 
Emergency patients had the worst winter on record for being admitted to NHS hospitals in England – with nearly 200,000 waiting at least four hours. Figures from the health service showed a near five-fold increase in the number of A&E patients suffering admission delays over the last five years.
HealthThe Sentinel - April 14 2017
 
Hospitals face being banned from selling sugary drinks and snacks - unless they agree to drastically cut down on sales. NHS England has announced a strict plan to force retailers to reduce the amount of sweet drinks they sell within hospitals as part of efforts to tackle obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. In a recent report, health officials said all sugary drinks will be banned from next year if the voluntary target is not met within 12 months.
HealthThe Sentinel - May 1st 2017
 
The number of babies who survive after being born at 23 weeks has risen significantly. The Sunday Times found that 70 percent of babies born at 23 weeks are now surviving in some hospitals. A previous nationwide study found a survival rate of 19 percent.
HealthThe Christian Institute Newsletter - Spring 2017
 
A new study has found that preborn babies are able to recognise and respond to shapes that resemble faces. Researchers at Lancaster University carefully projected light patterns through uteruses of pregnant mothers. Babies in their last trimester responded to three dots shaped like two eyes and a mouth - but did not react when these dots were turned upside down. The findings are the first to show it's possible to explore babies' sight and cognition before birth.
HealthChristian Concern - 16th June 2017
 
It is estimated that one in 10 dads experience symptoms of PND immediately after birth, while 40 per cent will suffer from some sort of psychological distress before their child is 12 months old.
HealthThe Sentinel – 20th March 2017
 
More than three million people across the UK could stave off infections such as colds or flu every year if everyone took Vitamin D supplements, experts have said. A new study has found that taking the supplements protects against acute respiratory infections.
HealthThe Sentinel – 16th February 2017
 
Long delays to cancer treatment are causing people to suffer anxiety and depression, a charity has warned. A survey of more than 1,000 people recently diagnosed with cancer chows nearly two thirds (63 per cent) experienced mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, while waiting for their treatment to start. Macmillan Cancer Support, which carried out the poll across England, said this could equate to around 190,000 people a year.
HealthThe Sentinel – 10th February 2017
 
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has called for a specialist centre offering late-term abortions to Scottish women, after the publication of a controversial new report. The study, by researchers at Glasgow University, advocates wider provision of abortion between 16 weeks and the legal limit of 24 weeks, calling it a “legitimate pregnancy outcome”.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 21st April 2017
 
One third of babies born at 23 weeks survive to at least their first birthday, leading to calls for the abortion time limit to be reduced. In 2010, 23% survived, but this figure has since risen.
HealthChristian Concern - 22nd April 2017
 
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