Archive for May, 2012

Dementia Awareness Week

Friday, May 25th, 2012

This week marks Dementia Awareness Week and a YouGov survey by the Alzheimer’s Society and Saga Homecare shows that 63% of people are worried about developing dementia at some point in life. Not surprisingly, those over 55 years are the most concerned. Yet it is people in the 18-24 range who most want to learn [...]

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Our health system is at risk if childhood obesity continues to rise….

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Once again, the perils of childhood obesity are making headlines. We already know that children who are obese are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. It also puts children at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and the most recent study from the University of Pristina, in Kosovo, shows [...]

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Free Prescriptions

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

An article on the BBC Wales website on Sunday 13 May 2012 has once again brought the free prescription scheme in Wales under attack. Professor Brian Morgan from Cardiff’s school of management does not believe that the scheme, along with several other social schemes, benefit the Welsh economy. What he fails to acknowledge is the [...]

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