Key Quotes - Health

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Last update: Friday 18th October
 
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
 
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), a professional body overseeing pharmacists in the UK, has amended its guidance to deny pharmacists the right to opt out of providing services which conflict with their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. This creates a monopoly in the pharmacy profession for those who support abortion, contraception, or other morally suspect treatments and ignores the concerns of many people who responded to the GPhC consultation.
HealthChristian Concern - 13th April 2017
 
Figures from Public Heath England in 2015/16 show that 19.98 per cent of Year 6 children, aged 10 to 11, are obese, with a further 14.3 per cent overweight. Results in 2015 showed that 28.2 per cent of children aged two to 15 were classed as overweight or obese.
HealthThe Sentinel - 30th January 2017
 
Ambulance call-outs continue to grow rapidly. Between 2009-10 and 2015-16, the number of ambulance calls and NHS 111 transfers increased from 7.9 million to 10.7 million, a year-on-year increase of 5.2 per cent. According to the National Audit Office, a rising number of alcohol and mental health-driven issues are partly to blame, as is the availability of primary care services in the community.
HealthThe Sentinel - 3rd February 2017
 
Doctors should screen all mothers for depression and anxiety in the weeks after giving birth, according to the NHS advisory body. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said staff are too often confusing symptoms of mental health disorders, such as sleep disruption and changes to appetite, with “what is considered normal” in postnatal women.
HealthThe Telegraph - 8th February 2017
 
A December report by the Care Quality Commission revealed that Marie Stopes, the UK’s biggest abortion group, failed to follow basic safety procedures and the commission reported more than 2,600 serious incidents during 2016.
HealthEvangelicals Now – February 2017
 
Doctors have created a 'brain-reading' device which allows them to communicate with patients who have 'locked-in syndrome' (CLIS), a condition that leaves people completely paralysed but aware and able to think. The new technology reads brain activity to decipher if a patient is answering 'yes' or 'no' to a question. All four patients who were tested indicated that they were "happy" with life, challenging common attitudes about what it is like to live with CLIS.
HealthChristian Concern - 3rd February 2017
 
People who say they would have aborted their children had they known they were disabled have been given £70 million in compensation from the NHS. The payments took place over the past five years and covered claims for conditions including Down’s syndrome.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 3rd February 2017
 
Doctors across the UK have been told not to call pregnant women “expectant mothers”, in case they offend transsexual people. Official guidance, issued by the British Medical Association, instructs staff to use the term “pregnant people” instead.
HealthThe Christian Institute - 3rd February 2017
 
Experts are warning that one in 10 adults in the UK will be at risk of developing diabetes by 2035. Public Health England say the number of people with the disease could top five million.
HealthThe Sentinel - 25th October 2016
 
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales. Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6 per cent of all recorded deaths.
HealthThe Sentinel - November 15th 2016
 
A survey commissioned by NHS England state that obesity is the most reported health problem among NHS staff, with up to 700,000 workers currently either overweight or obese. This is more than half the work force of the NHS...Experts say weight issues can put extra pressures on staff who are already under a lot of strain.
HealthThe Sentinel - 5th December 2016
 
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