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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 ...

Step this way for better health

This leaflet explains how to use a step counter to motivate yourself to do more walking. It includes a step log to encourage walkers to monitor and record their progress.   Public Health Agency Physical activity This leaflet explains how to use a step cou ...

Getting a good start: healthy eating from one to five

This booklet outlines advice on many key nutritional issues for children aged one to five. It includes information on how to provide a healthy, balanced diet for this age group, guidance on suitable snacks and drinks, feeding a vegetarian child, vitamin s ...

Enjoy healthy eating

This leaflet aims to increase public awareness and understanding of healthy eating messages. The leaflet includes the new eatwell plate, information on the five main food groups, along with top tips for cutting down on fat and what to choose when eating o ...

Small changes, big benefits

Being overweight is a major health problem for Northern Ireland. This leaflet helps the public assess whether or not they are overweight and contains useful information on what to do about it, including identifying healthy options, setting targets, gettin ...

Get a life, get active

This leaflet explains the benefits of regular physical activity. It aims to dispel the myths surrounding exercise and the excuses people make for not exercising, as well as providing tips and advice on how to be more active.   Public Health Agency Physica ...

Get a life, get active...go cycling

This leaflet explains the benefits of regular physical activity, particularly cycling.   Public Health Agency Physical activity This leaflet explains the benefits of regular physical activity, particularly cycling. Obesity Research and Evaluation Report ...

Get a life, get active...go walking

This leaflet explains the benefits of regular physical activity, particularly walking.   Public Health Agency Physical activity This leaflet explains the benefits of regular physical activity, particularly walking. Obesity Research and Evaluation Report ...

Promoting physical activity at work: A guide for employers

This booklet is the second in a series of short guides aimed at promoting health in the workplace. It outlines to employers the benefits of promoting physical activity at work, how workplaces can be active places through simple activities and changes, wha ...

Promoting healthy eating at work: a guide for employers

This booklet is part of the Work Well initiative aimed at promoting health in the workplace. It outlines to employers the benefits of promoting healthy eating at work, what action can be taken, the range of healthier food options that can be provided in a ...

Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) 2008

Central Statistics Office (CSO) The income and living conditions of different types of households in Ireland The Survey on Income and Living Conditions- SILC is an annual survey conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) to obtain information on the ...

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