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More than 50,000 people have died waiting for social care since Tories vowed to fix system

More than 50,000 elderly people have died waiting for social care since the Tories vowed to fix their broken system nearly two years ago. Frail pensioners are stranded at home without help as cash-strapped councils struggle to get carers out to them. It is now 700 days since the Tories promised a Green Paper to… Read More »

Researchers are worried that people with chronic disease are not being active enough

The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford measured the duration and intensity of physical activity levels over seven days and compared those participants with, and those without, chronic disease. They found that those with chronic disease, even those conditions that don’t directly limit capacity for exercise, spent less time active. Around… Read More »

Skinny people owe their good fortune to lucky genes, says new DNA-focused study

Skinny people should not act as if they are “morally superior” to those struggling with their weight because the likelihood is they simply have lucky genes, a groundbreaking study by Cambridge University has found. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, focused on healthy adults with a low body mass index (BMI), and revealed… Read More »