Overview of Health in the News This Week

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Overview of Health in the News This Week

Doubts emerge over heart risk to ‘apple shape’
Doubts have been raised over the idea that being overweight and “apple shaped” increases heart attack risk.

Findings from a Cambridge University team suggest that the risk of heart attack was not increased by fat being concentrated around the waist.

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People in England healthier than US

New research has revealed a transatlantic health gap between England and America.

Research published in the US has shown that while there is less investment in healthcare in England than in America, people in England are enjoying better health than their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic.

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Link between maternal diet and diabetes risk
Cambridge researchers have linked the consumption of a poor diet during pregnancy with an increased risk of diabetes in children.

The scientists, from the University of Cambridge, said studies in rats showed imbalances in diet could silence the gene associated with insulin production in the child.

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Warning over women’s lung cancer

Data released by Cancer Research UK has shown lung cancer rates for women in their sixties and above have more than doubled since the 1970s.

The figures showed that the numbers of women diagnosed with the disease increased from 88 per 100,000 in 1975 to 190 per 100,000 in 2008.

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Passive smoking increases stillbirth risk, says study

Fathers-to-be should stop smoking to protect their unborn child from the risk of stillbirth or birth defects, scientists say.

University of Nottingham researchers found that pregnant women exposed to smoke at work or home increased their risk of stillbirth by 23% and of having a baby with defects by 13%.

BBC News – Read this article here

Laughing ‘better than latest technology for leg ulcers’

A good old belly laugh can help heal leg ulcers, experts say.

The Leeds University team said good nursing and the occasional laugh was a better way to get the body healing than using the latest technology

BBC News – Read this article here

More Evidence for the Mediterranean Diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet “can reduce the risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure”, The Daily Telegraph has today reported. Mediterranean diets are typically high in fruit and vegetables, low in meat and use olive oil in place of dairy fats.

NHS News – Read this article here

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.

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