Which vegetable has 77% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C, is a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, fibre, vitamin B6, the list goes on ?
The answer: Cauliflower.
( Saira Khan, 14.01.2018 )
Owning A Dog Could Cut The Risk Of Early Death ..
Owning a dog after middle age could cut the risk of early death by 33%, a study claims.
Singletons aged 40 to 80 who had a pooch were also 11% less likely to suffer from heart disease.. And researchers, who studied 3.4 million people over 12 years, found dog owners in the age group were 36% less likely to die from a heart attack, circulation problems or strokes.
Senior author Tove Fall, of Uppsala University in Sweden, said, “We know that dog owners in general have a higher level of physical activity, which could be one explanation.. Other explanations include an increased well-being and social contacts or effects of the dog on the bacterial microbiome in the owner.”
The findings come after Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs, warned that loneliness is killing millions and is as dangerous as high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.
( Martin Bagot, 18.11.2017 )
Beef Burgers Contaminated With Bugs ..
Just before Christmas, Sainsbury’s cleared their shelves of ‘Taste the Difference’ Aberdeen Angus beef burgers amid fears they were contaminated with killer bug E.coli.
Twelve people had already fallen ill after eating them.
Watchdog The Food Standards Agency warned shoppers, “If you have bought any of the batches, do not eat them.”.. Symptoms include blood in diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and can cause a condition that results in kidney failure.
A New Cure To Treat Arthritis ? ..
Costing from £5,000, but not available on the NHS, the London Regenerative Clinic are offering a cure to treat arthritis.
A new treatment called Lipogems uses the natural healing properties found in your own fat cells to treat arthritic joints and potentially even avoid the need for invasive options, such as knee replacement surgery.. Your own fat is harvested via liposuction, then the juicy stuff, precursor stem cells, is extracted, prepared and injected directly into arthritic areas.. The cells then home in on the arthritic damage, and start regrowing tissue.
Call For An Ambulance And You May Get A Fire Engine ..
The ambulance service is so over-stretched the Fire Brigade is being called out to more medical emergencies.. Latest figures show a 14% increase in the number of callouts with no blazes involved.. And deaths in those incidents where fire officers attended rather than paramedics have more than doubled in the past five years – rising by nearly two thirds last year alone.. The shock-data emerged as it was revealed how police had to take a heart attack victim to hospital because there were no ambulances available.
The Fire and Rescue service attended 173,759 non-fire incidents in 2016/2017 – 14% up on the previous year.. They included 5,088 fatalities, a 64% rise on 2015/16 and up 211% compared to five years ago.. The number of other casualties the brigade shipped to hospital last year from medical incidents where there was no ambulance was 32,928, a 21% increase on the previous year and 59% up on 2012.
( Keir Mudie, 28.01.2018 )
Patients Waiting More Than Four Hours On Trolleys ..
When someone runs an organisation into the ground, the boss usually gets sacked.
But the Tories keep them in the job.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt genuinely believes the NHS is better and safer.
Tell that to the 45,000 patients waiting more than four hours on trolleys.
Or the four million on waiting lists, the nurses at food banks and the chiefs who say staffing levels are so unsafe patients will die.
When Nye Bevan launched Labour’s NHS in 1947 he promised a healthcare system ‘based upon need and not the ability to pay’.. Hunt has changed that to treatment ‘free at the point of use’, if you’re prepared to wait up to 44 months for it.
This week the Department of Health admitted that we have a shortage of 50,000 doctors and nurses.. The growth of the private health service has led to a massive increase in firms’ profits from desperate patients.. Or they queue jump by paying for a private consultation and a fast-track to NHS treatment.
( John Prescott, 12.11.2017 )
Tory Neglect Coming Home To Roost ..
For the Tories to abolish A&E waiting time targets that are regularly missed is crass dishonesty on a dangerous scale.. The dilution, sidelining and abolition of National Health Service goals is the political equivalent of chopping down the mast in the hope nobody spots the white flag.. Because the Tories are surrendering in the battle to improve the NHS.. Instead they starve hospitals and doctors of precious funds while privatising chunks of the service to line the pockets of fat cats.. A&E units, at times, resemble war zones due to chronic underfunding and staff shortages – years of Tory neglect coming home to roost.
( Daily Mirror, 03.02.2018 )
Is Mobile Phone Use Linked To Cancer ? ..
A health boss who used his Blackberry phone for six hours a day has died of a brain tumour.. Ian Phillips, 44, spent his last months warning about the risks of long exposure to radiation from mobiles.. The hospital diagnostics chief claimed his tumour developed because his high-pressure job meant he spent more than 100 hours a month on his cellphone.
( Martin Fricker, 21.05.2016 )
There is no solid evidence to suggest a link between cancer and mobiles.. The problem is they are now so widely used that if someone develops a brain tumour it’s almost certain they have been using a mobile.. That’s not to say that the phone caused it.. Very large studies around the world have not proved a link.. However, the flip-side of this is that there is no evidence there is not a link.
( Professor Malcolm Sperrin, 21.05.2016 )
Taking Statins May Help Cancer Survival ..
Taking statins to cut cholesterol may slash the risk of dying from four common cancers, a study claims.. Scientists discovered ‘striking’ reductions in death rates among cancer patients who also had a high cholesterol diagnosis.. They think treatment with statins is the most likely explanation.. The study found high cholesterol was associated with a 43% lower risk of dying of breast cancer, 47% from prostate cancer, 30% from bowel cancer and 22% from lung cancer.. Dr Paul Carter, of Aston University, Birmingham, who presented the study at a conference in Florence, Italy, said, “We think there’s a very strong possibly that statins are producing this effect.”.. Researchers analysed the health records of almost a million cancer patients admitted to UK hospitals between 2000 and 2013.
( Andrew Gregory, 09.07.2016 )
Advantage Lentil-Munchers ..
For the past few years I’ve been a veggie, leading to raised eyebrows from some carnivores, and abuse from others, who think you are trying to claim moral superiority .. Even though you’re not.. And then there’s the taunts: “Don’t you think carrots feel pain” is a favourite, often followed with “If not eating meat is so good for your body, how come you never see a top sports star living off only vegetables?”.. To which I’ve just discovered the perfect two-word riposte: Serena Williams.. Not just a veggie but a vegan.. And clearly the weakest, sickest-looking tennis player ever to batter her way to 22 Grand Slam titles.. Advantage lentil-munchers.
( Brian Reade, 16.07.2016 )
Insulin Pill May Be Available Soon ..
An insulin pill for diabetics could be on the market within a few years.
The capsule, set to do away with daily injections, is the first oral insulin treatment to reach the last stage of trials before being granted a licence.. Delivering insulin in tablet form is considered ‘the holy grail of diabetes research’.. Experts from Israel and the U.S. have developed a coating to protect the pill from digestive juices in the stomach and mouth together with an ‘acid neutralising’ chemical released once the pill hits the intestines.. Insulin is then absorbed into the bloodstream directly.. Injected insulin takes a more roundabout route through the blood stream making blood sugar difficult to control for some.
( Martyn Halle, 01.08.2016 )
Germs In Refillable Water Bottles ..
Refillable water bottles are crawling with so many germs they are a worse risk than licking your dog’s toy, a study has found.. Tests on four types of bottles used for a week without being washed found those with slide tops had the highest bacteria count – more than 900,000 per square centimetre.. And half the bugs had the potential to harm.. Squeeze tops had 162,000 units and screw tops just under 160,000.. Some held germs known to cause pneumonia, blood infections and antibiotic resistance.. The authors said drinking from refillable bottles can be ‘worse than licking your dog’s toy’ or ‘eating a meal from your pet’s dish’.. Straw tops fared far better at 25 units, with most bacteria harmless.. Researchers said: “Water drips to the bottom of the straw rather than sticking around to attract moisture-loving germs.”.. After the tests – on athletes’ bottles – Treadmill Reviews suggested washing them every time in a mild bleach solution.
( Nicola Bartlett, 12.08.2016 )