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Archive | May, 2016

Hidden army’ of carers in their 80s, says Age UK

The number of people in their 80s or older who are relied on as carers has rocketed in the last seven years, according to a charity. Age UK says one in seven of the “oldest old” – an estimated 417,000 people in all – now provides some sort of unpaid care to family or friends. […]

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Causes of GP crisis revealed in new analysis

New research from The King’s Fund exposes for the first time the extent of the crisis in general practice, finding that the overall number of consultations (face-to-face and telephone) has increased by 15 per cent over the past five years, three times the rate of increase in the number of GPs. Understanding pressures in general […]

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Air pollution: Benefits of cycling and walking outweigh harms – study

The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution, a study has suggested. Even in cities with high air pollution levels, the benefits are greater than the risks, the University of Cambridge research found. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and several cancers, according to researchers. […]

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