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Exercising 'better than dieting for cutting calories' study finds
Exercising 'better than dieting for cutting calories' study finds
Researchers at Loughborough University set out to investigate how exercising and restricting diet changed a woman's physical and behavioural responses to food. They found that participants in the study who exercised ate less than those who dieted.
Dementia awareness boost planned for over-40s
Dementia awareness boost planned for over-40s
People over 40 in England are to be given more information about dementia to help improve early diagnosis of the condition, the health secretary said. During their free NHS health check, patients will be told when they should report memory problems to their GP.
There's only One You
There's only One You
A new campaign to support you making good choices about health and wellbeing, and to help prevent diseases later in life.
Growing number of women ignoring potentially life-threatening symptoms
Growing number of women ignoring potentially life-threatening symptoms
Ovarian Cancer Action fears too many mothers are putting work and family before their own health According to new research, a growing number of women are failing to go the doctor with potentially life-threatening symptoms because they feel too busy with work or family commitments.
Top myths and facts for healthy eating in later life
Eating well and drinking enough fluids is an important part of staying healthy. It is Nutrition & Hydration Week from the 14th to 20th of March and the CLCH Public Health Nutrition Team (Adult Services) would like to shine the spotlight on common myths and facts around eating and drinking in later life.
Rise in wellbeing in late 60s, survey finds
Rise in wellbeing in late 60s, survey finds
The wellbeing of people in their 60s increases as they reach the age of 70, according to a national survey. That is despite many people in the age group having at least one chronic disease
OAPs can boost brain power by learning a second language say experts
OAPs can boost brain power by learning a second language say experts
OAPs can dramatically boost their brain power with just a one week course in a second language, experts say. Prof Antonella Sorace, founder of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh, has conducted research which shows being multilingual can improve thinking and learning ability, and may reduce mental decline with age.
Over-65s in England 'living longer than ever before'
Over-65s in England 'living longer than ever before'
Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says. Figures show that for those aged 65, men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years. But there is concern that too many elderly people are living in poor health.
Improved lifestyle slashes risk of developing dementia by 22pc
Improved lifestyle slashes risk of developing dementia by 22pc
Prevalence of brain diseases like Alzheimer's has collapsed by more than 22pc in 20 years, possibly due to healthier lifestyles and better education
Cancer death rates fall by 10% but number of cases continues to rise
Cancer death rates fall by 10% but number of cases continues to rise
"Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10% in the last decade, although the number of cases is still going up, new figures show. Analysis by Cancer Research UK found that 284 out of every 100,000 people in the UK died from cancer in 2013 (around 162,000 people), down from 312 in every 100,000 a decade ago. The slump is largely due to improvements in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.