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'Confusion' over how active we should be

03 January 2013

The current Government guidelines on physical activity are:
• Two and a half hours of moderate activity each week
• One and a quarter hours of vigorous activity.
• Combination of the two

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NHS must step up to obesity challenge

NHS must step up to obesity challenge

02 January 2013

The healthcare system in Britain must adapt to the demands of an increasingly obese nation, concludes a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

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NHS needs new partnership with public in 2013, warns NHS Confederation

NHS needs new partnership with public in 2013, warns NHS Confederation

02 January 2013

The head of the NHS Confederation today warns that the NHS needs to build a new partnership with the public if it is to deal with the pressures it is facing now and in the year ahead.

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New study suggests three minutes of exercise a week can have a huge impact on fitness levels

02 January 2013

Scientists advocate a fitness regime involving 30-second bursts of activity. They claim shorter regimes have same health impact as longer exercise.

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One quarter of us have liver damage and experts warn dry January isn't enough to undo the damage

02 January 2013

According to research conducted by the British Liver Trust, 28 per cent of people they tested were showing the early signs of liver damage.

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NHS facing 'tough savings challenge'

NHS facing 'tough savings challenge'

20 December 2012

NHS in England has been warned it must raise its game if it is to hit ambitious savings targets it has been set and maintain services to patients.

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Obesity killing three times as many as malnutrition

Obesity killing three times as many as malnutrition

20 December 2012

Obesity is now killing triple the number of people who die from malnutrition as it claims more than three million lives a year worldwide, according to a landmark study.

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