World Health Day 7 April 2015 – How Safe is Your Food?

From farm to plate, make food safe

Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of around 2 million people annually. As our food supply becomes globalised, new threats are emerging. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for over 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. “Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe” is the theme of World Health Day 7 April 2015. …to read the rest of this article click here »

The Global Burden of Disease and Environment

An estimated 24% of the global disease burden and 23% of all deaths can be attributed to environmental factors.

A great deal of death, illness and disability could be avoided each year by reducing human exposure to environmental hazards.  During April we mark World Health Day on April 7 and Earth Day on April 22 which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.  To mark both days, we are taking a look at how environmental factors impact on health.  …to read the rest of this article click here »

Proud to be a Quitter – Using the theme

No Smoking Day’s 2015 theme rings true with me and many other quitters.  Most people who finally stop smoking enjoy a great sense of achievement and pride when the craving for nicotine starts to ease, the cash that went up in smoke can be spent on other things and the person starts to feel healthier, fresher and fitter.

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Smoking, the Heart and Blood Vessels

Tobacco smoking causes about 1 in every 5 of all deaths each year in the UK.  It’s the main preventable cause of death and ill health.

Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, including the heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, mouth, reproductive organs, bones, bladder, and digestive system.  February is Heart Health Month and March brings us No Smoking Day so this article is going to focus on how smoking damages the heart and blood vessels. …to read the rest of this article click here »

Newsflash: ‘Stop the Rot’ – new hard-hitting campaign from Public Health England

A powerful new campaign from Public Health England (PHE) highlights how smoking ‘rots’ the body from the inside. The campaign uses research showing that toxins in tobacco damage the main systems of the body including bones, muscles, brain, teeth and eyes. It cases a slow and steady decline, similar to rotting. The graphic online and print adverts feature a roll-up cigarette full of decaying body tissue. …to read the rest of this article click here »