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  • Losing track of child obesity risks

    Losing track of child obesity risks0

    Tackling child obesity risks becoming “lost amidst reorganisation and delays”: Responding to the National Audit Office’s report on childhood obesity which found that it is not clear that the Department of Health & Social Care’s (DHSC) current programme will be able to make the step change needed in the timescale available, Dr Layla McCay, director

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  • Food safety risks posed by COVID-19

    Food safety risks posed by COVID-190

    Many people woefully ignorant about food safety risks posed by COVID-19.  A new study conducted by researchers from University College London has identified potentially harmful misperceptions about COVID-19 and nutrition. With a number of world leaders spreading dangerous advice about drinking disinfectant or even injecting it or taking antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 prevention despite scientists’ warnings, inoculating

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  • Nutrional Risks Replace Smoking as Society’s “Biggest Killer”

    Nutrional Risks Replace Smoking as Society’s “Biggest Killer”0

    Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer’s and coronary disease accounted for the single-largest burden on the public purse in the UK – an estimated £148bn per annum – according to an eminent nutritionist from the University of Cambridge who gave the keynote at a debate on farming, food and health at Queen’s University

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  • Diet drink risks, suicide rates, vegans & strokes & more

    Diet drink risks, suicide rates, vegans & strokes & more0

    Check out our health roundup, featuring all the latest health news from this week. Two diet drinks a day can increase death risk by 26% Consuming two or more diet drinks a day can increase your chances of dying by 26%, says the World Health Organization. A survey asked 451,743 adults from ten European countries

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  • University spinouts: processes, benefits and risks of the system | Business

    University spinouts: processes, benefits and risks of the system | Business0

    University spinouts are thriving. According to research published in 2018 by Anderson Law, nine out of 10 spinouts that received private investment between 2011 and 2015 are still operating, whereas only two in 10 UK startups survive beyond their fifth year. That survival rate doesn’t mean that the model is for everyone, however. University research doesn’t

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  • HRT & breast cancer risks, women & confidence, UK healthcare spending & more

    HRT & breast cancer risks, women & confidence, UK healthcare spending & more0

    Welcome to this week’s healthcare roundup for 26 – 30th September. Menopause HRT increases risk of breast cancer Researches from Oxford University have found that Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer, even after a decade of treatment. The study showed that 8.3% of women who take oestrogen plus daily progestogen

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