Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots? Areas where people "like" TV more than sport are less healthy


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Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.

Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them


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Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them They still give overweight patients the same amount of time, treatment and advice as they give thin onesBut they are less empathetic towards fat patientsThis could be because they think these patients should be doing more to help themselves By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 Many patients fear the wrath of stern hospital matrons and stressed doctors.

Menopausal night sweats are more common in women who smoke and are overweight


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Menopausal night sweats are more common in women who smoke and are overweightLeading an unhealthy lifestyle puts women at higher risk of developing unpleasant menopausal symptoms Australian study links specific lifestyle factors and menopausal symptoms for first timeWell-educated women least likely to suffer hot flushes By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:42 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:10 GMT, 17 April 2013 Women who are overweight and smoke are more likely to suffer menopausal night sweats, according to Australian research.

Diabetes: Hate the gym? Don"t worry – you could avoid it by getting up to chat to a colleague


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Forget the gym: You could avoid diabetes by getting up to chat to a colleagueCutting the time people spend sitting down by 90 minutes a day could reduce Type 2 diabetes riskScientists in Leicester suggest physical activity advice should be amended as a consequence By Jenny Hope and Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 Being less sedentary all the time could be more beneficial than going to the gym, claim scientists Forget the gym – getting up from your desk to chat to a colleague a few times a day may be all that is required to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they"re too scared to hear the diagnosis


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Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they're too scared to hear the diagnosis 14% of patients polled admitted misleading a medicA third did so because they were embarrassed while a quarter held back due to worry about the diagnosis By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 1 February 2013 You would think the privacy of the doctor's office would invite patients to reveal all, yet a survey has found seven million Britons lie to their GP.

Going vegetarian CAN reduce your risk of heart disease


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Going vegetarian can reduce your risk of hospital treatment or death from heart disease by a THIRD People who cut meat and fish out of their diet were 32% less likely die or be hospitalised from heart diseaseVegetarians had lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels than meat eatersStudy, of 45,000 people, is largest of its kind By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:02 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 31 January 2013 Becoming a vegetarian can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third, a major new study has found Vegetarians are a third less likely to need hospital treatment for heart disease or die from it, claim researchers.

Fit in the City: Fran"s my first FFF… fitness friend forever


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Fit in the City: Fran's my first FFF…

The danger food dunces: 77% of Britons fail IQ test on hidden salt, sugar and fat


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The danger food dunces: 77% of Britons fail IQ test on hidden salt, sugar and fat By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 3 January 2013 Britons are unaware of the high levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat hidden in their favourite foods, a survey has revealed.

Statins have played significant role in slashing heart attack deaths by half


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'Wonder drug' statins have helped slash heart attack deaths by half, research says Between 2002 and 2010 the death rate in men fell dramatically from 78.7 per 100,000 to 39.2Death rate among women fell from 37.3 to 17.7 | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 27 December 2012 Statins, pictured, have played a big role in slashing the number of heart attack deaths Statins have played a significant role in slashing the number of deaths from heart attacks by half.

A nature walk away from gadgets can boost brain power by half


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A walk outdoors away from gadgets can boost brain power by half Researchers found that adults performed much better in a creative test after spending four days outdoors disconnected from modern technology It can boost brain power by as much as 50 per centAdults in Britain spend an average of 3.5hours watching TV – 15 per cent of their life | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 13 December 2012 Next time you are confronted with a complex problem, don’t worry – the answer could lie at the bottom of your garden.


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