Tag Archive for 'health'

Walk because you never know who you’re going to meet on the way

May 2nd, 2015 by Living Streets

Many Bailiwick of Guernsey residents will be walking to raise funds for several very worthwhile charities in World Aid Walk on 4 May 2015. This is a wonderful beginning to National Walking Month in May, which is promoted by Living Streets and encourages us to walk to work and walk to school to improve our health. […]

Older men who walked more each week reduced their stroke risk more

November 15th, 2013 by American Heart Association

Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, in a large population-based study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. In a study of 3,435 healthy men age 60 to 80, researchers asked distance walked […]

Male Uprising in Guernsey educates about checking for testicular cancer

September 25th, 2013 by Male Uprising in Guernsey

Male Uprising in Guernsey, working with the Guernsey Education Department’s Sexual Health and Relationship Educators team (SHARE), has created a new educational DVD to raise awareness of testicular cancer amongst secondary school boys. The Check Your Balls video has been made with Guernsey sportsmen Luke Jones, Ryan-Zico Black, Jason Winch, Ross Kneller and Ben Ferbrache. […]

Health benefits from climate change mitigation

September 22nd, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

Global abatement of greenhouse gas emissions could save between 1.4 and 3 million premature deaths in the year 2100, reports a paper “Climate Change: Health benefits of mitigation” published this week in Nature Climate Change. These findings stress the value of improved air quality, which has previously been underestimated in studies of how reductions in […]

Smoking ban legislation linked to reduced childhood asthma hospital admissions in England

January 21st, 2013 by Imperial College London

The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was immediately followed by a fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma symptoms, a study, published in the journal Pediatrics, has found. NHS statistics analysed by researchers at Imperial College London show a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year […]

Living Streets Guernsey mapped lunch time walks for Weight Wise Week from 19 to 26 January 2013

January 6th, 2013 by Living Streets Guernsey

The PEH is running a WEIGHT WISE week from 19 to 26 January 2013. Living Streets Guernsey has developed two lunch time walks for staff at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital following the success of Living Street Guernsey’s Guernsey Country Walks card maps. Pat Wisher has provided a sketch map for two circular walks

Second-hand smoke increases a child’s meningococcal disease risk

December 14th, 2012 by BioMed Central Limited

The dangers of second-hand smoke (passive smoking) on children continue to become ever more apparent. A new study reported in the paper ‘Passive smoking, invasive meningococcal disease and preventive measures‘ published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health shows that second hand smoke and foetal exposure due to maternal smoking while pregnant significantly […]

National Institute for Health states that walking and cycling should be the norm for short journeys

November 28th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should become the norm for short journeys and should be encouraged throughout local communities says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in guidance published in the report “Walking and Cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation” on 28 November 2012. Local authorities, […]

To reap benefits of cycling, study to look at infrastruture to make it safer

November 15th, 2012 by The University of Nottingham

A UK government-funded study is to be carried out into how Britain’s roads could be made safer for cyclists to reduce the risk of cycling injuries, encourage more people to use bicycles and improve public health. Amid fresh calls for action on road safety after the separate accidents involving world-famous cyclist Bradley Wiggins and the […]

Adult education courses improve mental health and well-being

November 12th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Learning a language or brushing up on your maths skills in your spare time can boost your life satisfaction in the same way as a £750 a year pay rise, according to research commissioned by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. People who take an adult learning course, ranging from an art class […]