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Cold homes are triggering heart attacks and strokes in older people – and costing the NHS 1.36billion a year<br>Age UK report says living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deathsRates in Britain higher than Scandinavia, which has colder winters – but better insulation Around 8,000 extra deaths for every one degree drop in average temperature <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 00:27 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236440-00E31D83000004B0-433_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deaths" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deaths</p> <p> Crippling energy prices and badly insulated homes will lead to the loss of thousands of lives and seriously damage older people’s health this winter, warns a new report.</p><p>It shows cold homes are costing the NHS 1.36 billion every year in hospital and primary care as older people struggle with respiratory problems, stroke and heart attacks triggered by the cold.</p><p>Around 27,000 excess winter deaths are expected this year, including avoidable fatalities among older people, says the charity Age UK.</p><p>In a new report The Cost of Cold, it says a ‘major factor’ in two out of five extra winter deaths is living in a cold home.</p><p>It says superior building standards in countries like Finland and Sweden which insist on insulation and double glazing mean they have warmer homes than in the UK, which has a milder climate.</p><p>There are higher rates of excess winter deaths – above what would normally be expected – in Britain compared with Scandinavian countries.</p><p>Older people living in cold homes are at higher risk of death and illnesses such as arthritis and rheumatism, with the risks going up as temperatures plummet.
Research ship discovers 1.5 MILLION new species during “health check-up” of the world”s oceans. A research ship has discovered more than one million new species after trawling through the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern and Indian oceans.
Halving red meat consumption would slash heart disease and bowel cancer… and cut our carbon footprint Reducing red and processed meat consumption would prompt a fall in chronic disease incidence of between 3 per cent and 12 per cent in Britain | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 11 September 2012 Cutting back on the amount of red meat people eat would reduce the risk of chronic disease and also slash Britain’s carbon footprint, according to a study.
Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now – and world has been cooling for 2,000 years Study of semi-fossilised trees gives accurate climate reading back to 138BCWorld was warmer in Roman and Medieval times than it is now