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A spoonful of sugar can up pancreatic cancer risk

Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden say that people who drink large quantities of fizzy drinks or add sugar to hot drinks have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

Government defines carer to prepare for flexible working rights

Employment Relations Minister Jim Fitzpatrick has announced a definition of a carer that will be used to establish the right for employees to request flexible working hours from April 6 next year.

Doctors call for mass prescribing of statins

Researchers at Oxford University say that cholesterol-busting drugs called statins should be given to those who have only a tiny risk of heart disease.

Benefits of Olive Oil

To discover whether it is the monounsaturated fat oleic acid, the antioxidant polyphenols, or the combination of both in olive oil that is responsible for its heart health benefits, a three week study was undertaken on 200 healthy European males who, in random sequence, took 25ml of olive oils daily with either a high, medium or low polyphenol content. Virgin (unrefined) olive oil contains the most polyphenols and refined olive oil the least. The medium oil in the study was a mixture of both. 

New bombshell shake-up for local NHS services

  NHS chief executive David Nicholson wrote to all MPs in England yesterday (08/11/06) to warn of a wave of “fundamental changes to much loved local services” that may trigger “strong political emotions” in constituencies.

Happiness may equal health

Psychologist Professor Sheldon Cohen from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania says that happiness and other positive emotions may play a role in health.

Speed eating is the UKs latest health fear

Reports from the Press Association today claim that the "sport" of extreme eating is coming to the UK – starting with a mince pie eating contest

Fighting obesity: Commissioner Kyprianou names and praises companies for concrete commitments

Today in Brussels European Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou publicly named and praised several CEOs of major food, drink and retail industries for their commitments to tackling obesity made in the framework of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. The Platform gathers stakeholders to agree voluntary measures to combat overweight and promote physical activity. They have so far presented 146 commitments overall. The companies “named and praised” are: 9 soft drinks companies in UNESDA, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, who have committed not to advertise soft drinks to children under 12; McDonald’s for their commitment to provide nutritional information on packaging throughout Europe; Unilever for their commitment to reformulate products; and Kraft for their commitment not to market certain products directly to children unless they meet a certain nutritional profile. Today the Commission also released the latest Eurobarometer on Health, Food and Nutrition (see IP/06/1531).  

GMC gives up right to self-regulation

The General Medical Council (GMC) has given up the right to self-regulation in favour of giving equal representation to lay people.

Moscow doctors works of art could grow on you

A Moscow doctor has started to make made-to-measure condoms, after some of his patients complained they had problems finding ones that fitted.

Obesity knocks GM off the agenda.

A leading researcher at the Royal Agricultural College (RAC)today confirmed that genetic modification has "disappeared off the radar screen", as a consumer food issue

60 million Chinese are now officially overweight

 About 160 million Chinese have high blood pressure and 20 million have diabetes.

Alcohol and obesity have been declared Scotland's top health concerns

Alcohol and obesity have been declared Scotland's top health concerns amid predictions that lung cancer could be almost wiped out in the future.

Eye test that offers a picture of health

A pioneering eye examination is being used by some specialists to diagnose diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart problems.

Olivers army lay down their knives and forks

A survey of local education authorities has found that Jamie Oliver’s healthy menus for schools may be the reason for a fall in the number of children eating school dinners.

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