Any activity benefits your heart – but the more you do the better

New research from Taiwan has investigated the minimum amount of physical activity that you need to do to live a longer, healthier life – and the findings show 90 minutes a week is enough. The study involving 400,000 people shows that being physically active for an hour and half each week could reduce someone’s risk … More Any activity benefits your heart – but the more you do the better

Olympic champion Sally Gunnell, fronts MS exercise DVD

The MS Society has released an exercise DVD today for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) presented by former Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE; all exercises are also available via the charity’s You Tube channel. 15 August 2011 The exercise programme contains a range of simple, gentle exercises and stretches that can help people with varying … More Olympic champion Sally Gunnell, fronts MS exercise DVD

The Medical Red Card that could be the Game Changer.

What are the two most asked questions in an Accident and Emergency department likely to be? “Are you on any medication?”,  “Are you allergic to anything?”. Simple enough, but what if you were feeling a bit off colour or could not communicate. We all want the best health outcomes and increasingly new and exciting web applications are … More The Medical Red Card that could be the Game Changer.

Leading dementia organisations launch pioneering project to increase the involvement of people with dementia in service and policy development across the UK

The Mental Health Foundation today leads the collaboration of three organisations that work in the area of dementia in launching the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP). DEEP is a ground-breaking project aiming to identify and map out groups, projects and activities across the UK that are led by people diagnosed with dementia to influence … More Leading dementia organisations launch pioneering project to increase the involvement of people with dementia in service and policy development across the UK

Study identifies 57 genes linked with MS

In a new study published in the journal Nature today, research suggests that the underlying reason for MS damage is because of an overactive immune system – that is, the immune system attacking myelin – rather than other causes that have been suggested in recent years. 10 August 2011 In the largest MS genetics study ever undertaken, 250 researchers … More Study identifies 57 genes linked with MS

Smoking risk shouldn’t be ignored by women – or men

A large-scale piece of research has revealed that women smokers could be more at risk of heart disease than their male counterparts. Analysis of previous studies involving a total of more than four million people found the increased risk of developing heart disease because of smoking is 25 per cent higher for women compared to … More Smoking risk shouldn’t be ignored by women – or men

Free blood pressure checks to reduce strokes and heart attacks during Know your Numbers! Week 2011

Do you know your numbers? Know your Numbers! Week, the national campaign to get the public’s blood pressures tested, will run from September 12-18th this year and the Blood Pressure Association will be pointing out that ‘Ignorance isn’t always bliss’ as it urges everyone to get their free blood pressure check. Research from the Blood Pressure … More Free blood pressure checks to reduce strokes and heart attacks during Know your Numbers! Week 2011

Sleep disorders increase risk of dementia in older women, says study

Older women who have difficulty breathing when asleep are more likely to develop dementia, according to a study published in the journal JAMA. The research at the University of California involved 298 women without dementia with an average age of 82. Over four years scientists measured hypoxia, a condition in which cells and tissues do … More Sleep disorders increase risk of dementia in older women, says study

Online
 cancer centre answers educational need

An online cancer centre, which was launched in July, has already been used by 51 per cent of all UK oncologists, according to its creator, Doctors.net.uk. A total of 633 oncologists have accessed The Cancer Insight Centre (CIC), with medical conference highlights currently the most popular area. The centre aims to become the leading online … More Online
 cancer centre answers educational need