Research

Report Calls for NHS to Cut Down on the Time Dementia Patients Spend in Hospitals

A recent report commissioned by the Alzheimer's Society has demanded the NHS to cut down on the amount of time people suffering from dementia spend in the hospitals by an average of 1 week, stating that long durations of hospitals stays have "an adverse effect" on many patients' health. If this is done, the NHS would be saving at least ?80 Million a year.

Depression More Prominent in Heart Patients who Lack Vitamin D

According to a new study presented at the American Heart Association's yearly meeting in Orlando, patients with heart diseases and other conditions on the same lines, are more likely to be depressed if they do not have the required amount of Vitamin D in their systems, as opposed to those who have enough of it in them.

Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise can Prevent Cancer - Study

A recent study conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund has shared that as many as 80,000 cases of cancer can be prevented each year if people switch to a healthy diet and regular exercise lifestyle, which would also help prevent onset of some other chronic, lifelong diseases.

New trend of Disability Noticed in People Over the Age of 60

A study has revealed that more and more Americans over the age of 60 are now experiencing disabilities of the old age, as compared to the previous generations.

After the age of sixty, one person in five needs help to carry out basic daily activities, which are up from 13% recorded a decade ago. Various disabilities have gone up from 40% to 70% in the age group of 60 to 69, as per the findings of UCLA researcher Teresa E. Seeman, and colleagues.

Weston General Hospital Sends Overweight Mothers-to-be to Bristol for Delivery

It was recently revealed that mothers-to-be in a town in Somerset with a BMI of over 34 are sent 20 miles away to a Bristol hospital for delivery by an NHS trust, the Weston General Hospital, which has "low-risk, midwife-led birth centre".

Slow Walkers More At Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases - Research

A recent research, published in the British Medical Journal, has revealed that people who walk slowly are thrice more likely to develop, and die from, cardiovascular diseases compared to those who are brisk walkers. The study was carried out by the University Pierre and Marie Curie in France.

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