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Six reasons why a healthy environment should be a human right

5. Pollution is threatening billions worldwide. Photo: UNEP / Duncan Moore Many health issues spring from pollution and the idea that waste can be thrown “away” when, in fact, much of it remains in ecosystems, affecting both environmental and human health. Water contaminated by waste, untreated sewage, agricultural runoff and industrial discharge puts 1.8 billion…

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Quantifying health inequalities in England

In Figure 3, we show the contribution of each condition to health disparities by age group. Absolute levels of inequality are very small for younger people, but this analysis shows that there is a clear transition of inequality across the life cycle. Children in more deprived areas are much more likely to be living with…

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Daily Dose – Living a Full, Healthy Life with HIV

Healthcare providers have good news to share about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – about daily medication that can reduce the virus to almost undetectable levels and about the high quality of life that people with HIV can have. All of that good news, however, relies on patients getting tested and getting care. For this reason,…

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Want a healthy brain as you age? Live a healthy life

Featured News April 17, 2017 ROCHESTER, Minn. — Adopting a healthy lifestyle can protect the brain against several risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic research shows. Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol and avoiding obesity, smoking and diabetes are among the steps that can help preserve brain health, according to the study, published in JAMA…

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World Health Day 2023: All you need to know

While all of us have read this common phrase ‘Health is wealth’ in childhood, we tend to ignore our health due to our busy lifestyle. The World Health Organization observes ‘World Health Day’ every year on April 7 across the globe to remind people that health is the biggest asset. This special day is observed…

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New pilot to help people eat better and exercise more

Points awarded for increasing step count and eating more fruit and vegetables which can be redeemed for gym passes and discounts at selected shops HeadUp Systems awarded contract to develop a new app with £3 million in government funding made available for rewards A new app to help people make positive changes to their diet…