Calls for Activity Equivalent Calorie Labelling

A public health expert wants food labels to carry symbols that show how many minutes of several different activities are needed to burn the same amount of calories being consumed, with the aim of helping people to change their behaviour and reduce obesity. With more than two-thirds of the UK population either overweight or obese, … More Calls for Activity Equivalent Calorie Labelling

Over-Diagnosis of Asthma in the UK

Too many children are being incorrectly diagnosed with asthma, with inhalers being dispensed for no good reason and becoming almost ‘fashion accessories’, say two specialists in the illness. Professor Andrew Bush and Dr Louise Fleming warn that although steroid inhalers are life-saving when used properly, their side-effects should not be ignored and they call for … More Over-Diagnosis of Asthma in the UK

Mindfulness as an Alternative Therapy for Lower Back Pain

A US study has found that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can be used to improve functional disability and reduce pain. Over the eight week trial period with two-hour group sessions every week, the MBSR group had meaningful improvement in pain at six and 12 months, compared to the usual┬ácare group. MBSR was found to be … More Mindfulness as an Alternative Therapy for Lower Back Pain

The Obese Outweigh The Underweight In Global Statistics

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. A study conducted by scientists at Imperial College London compared body mass index (BMI) among 20 million adult men and women form 1975 to 2014. It was found that obesity in men has tripled and more than … More The Obese Outweigh The Underweight In Global Statistics