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Smoking and Weight Change After New Health Diagnoses in Older Adults

Archives of Internal Medicine Research on smoking cessation Smoking and patterns of diet and activity are the 2 leading underlying causes of death in the United States, yet the factors that prompt individuals to adopt healthier habits are not well underst ...

The effect of obesity combined with low muscle strength on decline in mobility in older persons

S Stenholm, D Alley, S Bandinelli, M E Griswold, S Koskinen, T Rantanen, J M Guralnik and L Ferrucci1 Research on the effect of obesity on the mobility of older people Both obesity and muscle impairment are increasingly prevalent among older persons and n ...

Vegetables and nuts come out top for heart health

A. Mente, L. de Koning, H.S. Shannon, S.S. Anand A report to show that a Mediterranean diet, rich iS associated with a lower risk for heart disease According to findings published in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine, modest relationships wer ...

Breastfeeding in the East Midlands: patterns, trends and data quality issues

Breastfeeding has important health benefits for both mother and child. Breastfed babies are less likely to report with gastric, respiratory and urinary tract infections and allergic diseases, while they are also less likely to become obese in later childh ...

Be Active – Be Healthy. Northern Ireland Physical Activity Strategy 1996- 2002

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Health related physical activity The overall aim of this strategy is to increase levels of health related physical activity particularly among those who exercise least. The need to develop such a strategy, which would focus o ...

Office for National Statistics UK- Social Trends

Office for National Statistics (ONS) Statistics from a wide range of government departments and other organisations to show how society is changing Social Trends draws together social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other ...

Sim1 Haploinsufficiency Impairs Melanocortin-Mediated Anorexia and Activation of Paraventricular Nucleus Neurons

Kublaoui, B. et al Research study on analysis of a gene implicated in human monogenic obesity Single-minded 1 (SIM1) is one of only six genes implicated in human monogenic obesity. Haploinsufficiency of this hypothalamic transcription factor is associated ...

Snack Pack

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland Scheme to promote healthy eating in schools Outlines the Fresh Fruit in Schools pilot scheme and explains the potential benefits of the scheme to schools and pupils. It also provides information on the four Health ...

Interventions to achieve long-term weight loss in obese older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis

1 Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK2 Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK Address correspondence to: M. Witham. Tel: (+44) 1382 632436; Fax: (+44) 1382 660675. Email: ...

Stroke: Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) Diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) The advice in the NICE guideli ...

APHO Technical Briefing No.1 Sources of Lifestyle Risk Factors in Local Populations

While lifestyle surveillance systems are broadly in place to monitor progress towards goals and targets at national level in England, this is far from being true at local level. This briefing aims to contribute to current thinking in this field by providi ...

Tackling Child Obesity- First Steps

The Committee of Public Accounts has published "Tackling child obesity- first steps". In 2004 a Public Service Agreement target (PSA) was established, shared between the three Departments of Health, Education and Skills and Culture, Media and Sp ...

Adolescent health- BMA report

Report of the British Medical Association Board of Science and Education. Focuses on the probelms facing adolescents and examines the evidence surrounding adolescent health, behaviour and interventions. It reviews four important areas in adolescent health ...

Strategy framework for the prevention and treatment of obesity in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 2005-2008

Strategy produced by the Beds and Herts public health network Anka Johnston Prevention and treatment of Obesity Strategy produced by the Beds and Herts public health network Obesity Policy Policies, Strategies & Action plans http://www.erpho.org.uk/do ...

A Working paper 01: Local Delivery Plans (LDPs) public health lifestyle targets- where are the data?

The LDP is the mechanism by which national targets for the NHS are translated into action by PCOs through planning, commissioning or service delivery. This working paper focuses on two of the prevalence based public health targets contained in the LDP gui ...

A weighty problem: Modelling the cost and consequences of anti-obesity programmes

This presentation summarises the development of an epidemiological and economic model predicting the incidence, prevalence and cost of obesity-related morbidities over the next 10 years in a defined population (Norfolk, UK). The model then considers a num ...

A model to estimate health impacts and costs of obesity in Norfolk over the next 10 years. Final report

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Analysis of the National Child Obesity database 2005/6 (now called National Child Measurement Programme)

Analysis of the first year of body mass index data collection among primary school chidlren in England (2005/6). Presents data at national and SHA level. Department of Health (DoH) Body mass index among primary school chidlren in England Analysis of the f ...

A summary of public health indicators using electronic data from primary care 2001-2007

refer to the resource QResearch and The Health and Social Care Information Centre Public health indicators project: Key facts The purpose of this project is to report on trends over recent years in the completeness of recording of selected public health i ...

Be active, Be Healthy: A plan for getting the nation moving

Be Active, Be Healthy establishes a new framework for the delivery of physical activity aligned with sport for the period leading up to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and beyond. It also sets out new ideas for local authorities and pri ...