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Changing the Conversation Around Breastfeeding

Sue Ashmore | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sue Ashmore

We need to change the conversation. We can stop laying the blame for a major public health issue in the laps of individual women, and acknowledge the collective responsibility of us all to remove the barriers to breastfeeding which lead to eight out of ten women reporting they had to stop breastfeeding before they had wanted to.

What's in a Name? Getting the Kicks Count Message Right

Elizabeth Hutton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Hutton

Stillbirth is still a difficult subject to raise with pregnant women. There is a taboo about it as if by talking about stillbirth, you are making it a possibility. We believe that if you deliver that message in the right way, it doesn't have to be scary.

This Futuristic Treatment Has Revolutionised The Way We'll Look At Arthritis

The Huffington Post U | Shihab S Joi | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For many, spending time with the wider family over the festive period is likely to have brought with it the knowledge that a loved one is in physical ...

Is Engaging Men and Boys the Magic Bullet for Ending Violence Against Women and Girls or a Step Backwards?

Emma Fulu | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

I say ending violence against women and girls requires all of us - men and boys, women and girls, governments, communities and activists. I genuinely believe that we have a common goal. And I genuinely believe that we can work together in a way that does not reassert male power over women, that keeps women and girls at the centre, and focuses on transforming gender inequality rather than just adding men and boys.

Stopping Smoking Could Prevent Alzheimer's

PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A third of Alzheimer's cases are potentially preventable if people improve their lifestyles, according to a new study. Factors including a lack of ...

No Country Successfully Reducing Obesity

Peter Byass | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Byass

Perhaps this headline is obvious to any of us who are out and about in today's world - the one population health index that we can all observe is the apparently ever growing epidemic of people who are a little heavier than they might be - and in some cases very much heavier.

How to Help Young Adults With Mental Health Issues

Martha Roberts | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Martha Roberts

As I drove home from a recent night out, a young woman stumbled out of the darkness into the road ahead of me. She was extremely distressed so I offered to drive her home. During our journey, Lara* told me that her dad hated her and that she was totally devastated by this...

The Reality Behind the Greek 'Success Story'

Julie Tomlin | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

During over four years of economic crisis, many Greek people seem to have developed a keen sense of farce...

How Many Iraqis Died as a Result of US and UK Intervention?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

A war of words has broken out over the veteran journalist John Pilger's allegation that scientific research put the Iraqi civilian death toll at 'up to a million'. Pilger was commenting recently on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme following polling finding most Britons believe only a few thousand died violently in the US and British led invasion, and the years since.

We Should Not Accept Second Best in the Bedroom

Dr Andy Zamar | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Andy Zamar

We all have a right to good sex - and it seems that we want it, no matter what our age or relationship status. In short, if you have a sexual problem you shouldn't shy away from it and try and brush it under the carpet- it's much better to find a way to deal with it.

The Road to Good Nutrition Is One We Must Walk Together

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

What does it mean at the village level when researchers, business, UN agencies, civil society and other sectors collaborate to reduce micronutrient deficiency? It means fewer children falling sick. Fewer adults too fatigued to work. Fewer mothers dying in childbirth.

Tackling the Global Stroke Crisis

Jon Barrick | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Barrick

Almost 17million people across the world have a stroke each year - up 68% since 1990. That's a staggering one stroke every two seconds. The new findings from the largest-ever study on global stroke incidence and mortality published last week in the Lancet. More people, on average, are having a stroke three to five years younger than they did 20 years ago. The number of working age people having a stroke (aged 20-64) is up by a quarter. And, perhaps most worryingly of all, the global burden of stroke (disability, illness and premature death) is expected to more than double by 2030.

Almost A Quarter Of Men In Parts Of Asia Admit To Rape, UN Study Finds

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

Nearly a quarter of men in some parts of Asia have admitted to committing rape, a report on sexual violence has found. The 24 per cent figure took...

Ex-Smokers Can Gain An Extra 10 Years, Says Study

PA | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women smokers can earn themselves 10 years of extra life by quitting the habit before middle age, say scientists. A study of 1.3 million women foun...

Decrease Job Stress For A Healthy Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If that enticing job offer involves piling on the stress, it might pay to think again. The popular idea that over-demanding work increases the risk...

Spray On Skin Treatment Developed By Scientists

PA | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A "spray-on skin" developed by scientists could greatly improve recovery from chronic leg ulcers, research suggests. The treatment consists of skin...

Don't Die of Indolence

Sam Murphy | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Murphy

The Olympic legacy was meant to be a fitter, more active nation, but research published this week in The Lancet shows that two out of three Britons are not meeting the weekly physical activity guidelines. In fact, we are among the least active nations in the developed world.

Physical Inactivity As Deadly As Smoking, Warns Report

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A stark report published in The Lancet today suggests that physical inactivity is a greater risk to public health than smoking. Exercise can no lon...

Gene Study Raises Hopes For Better Arthritis Drugs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eight new genetic links to osteoarthritis have been uncovered that could help scientists develop better treatments for the disease. Previously, onl...

Are Arthritis Drugs The Key To Warding Off Heart Disease?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Arthritis drugs could provide a new approach to treating heart disease by targeting inflammation, research suggests. Two new genetic studies have f...

Edging Closer to Mending Broken Hearts

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

A decade ago, scientists in America discovered that a few cells in your heart, about 1 in 1,000, could divide. If we fast-forward to the present day then we're edging closer to the holy grail of mending broken hearts.

One Of Lansley's Main Excuses For NHS Reform Is Taken Apart

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

Pressure on Andrew Lansley and his NHS reforms was taken up another notch on Monday morning as the influential medical journal The Lancet comprehensiv...

Aspirin Cuts Hereditary Cancer Risk By 60%, Says Study

PA | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

Many thousands of hereditary cancers and deaths could be prevented simply by taking aspirin, a landmark study has found. Two pills a day cut the lo...

26 Million Will Be Obese In UK By 2030, Expert Predicts

PA | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Abundant rich food, too little exercise, and lack of will on the part of policymakers could swell the number of obese Britons to ...

15 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Could Add Three Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

As little as 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years according to the latest research from Taiwan. The research findi...