Test fitness at primary school

July 12, 2015

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: June 2015

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In a nutshell:  Children should be tested for fitness, as well as maths and English, to reduce inactivity, say health campaigners. Campaign group ukactive says the UK faces a “ticking time bomb” of health problems due to lack of exercise. Its report says only half of seven-year-olds in England are active for an hour a day, and says more activity should take place in the classroom. “We should focus on the health of our hearts, not just the size of our waists,” say the authors.

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Puberty age affects many diseases

July 12, 2015

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: June 2015

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In a nutshell: The age puberty starts can be a factor in developing a range of diseases from cancer to diabetes, suggests a study. The study showed that early and late puberty was linked to a wide range of health conditions, such as: cancers including breast and cervical, heart attacks, angina and hypertension, early menopause, pre-eclampsia, stillbirth, asthma, depression, glaucoma and obesity.

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Music could be used to treat heart conditions

July 12, 2015

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: June 2015

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In a nutshell:  Repeated musical phrases can affect the heart rate, which may mean music could be used as a treatment for heart conditions, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


How fat can help fight heart disease

July 12, 2015

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: June 2015

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In a nutshell: BHF Research Fellow Professor Charalambos Antoniades at the University of Oxford presented his studies into how fat can help fight heart disease at this years British Cardiovascular Society Conference. The fat surrounding our blood vessels can help fight heart disease and reduce the risk of a heart attack, according to the research presented.

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