Tag Archive for 'stroke'

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 […]

Walking and bicycling to work can reduce risk of severe health issues

November 15th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a study published in the paper “Active Travel to Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the United Kingdom“. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to how people […]

Sure sponsors Headway Guernsey’s cognitive brain training course

December 19th, 2012 by Sure

Cognitive brain training, which has benefited Headway Guernsey users, will continue after a donation from the Sure Community Foundation. The course, which supports people with a brain injury, has already proved successful. “It’s been extremely effective and those users who have been through the course have reported back to us on the positive impact it […]

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, […]

Most comprehensive smoke-free laws lead to fewer hospitalisations

October 29th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Comprehensive smoke-free laws are associated with a rapid 15% decrease in hospitalisations for heart attacks, 16% for stroke, and a 24% decrease in hospitalisations for respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The most comprehensive laws — those covering workplaces, restaurants and bars — resulted in more health benefits. Smoke-free legislation was associated […]

Guernsey Cheshire Home donation means more time for residents

August 1st, 2012 by Guernsey Cheshire Home

Six months of hand washing bed pans and bottles has come to an end at Guernsey Cheshire Home thanks to a welcome donation for the purchase of a new sluice machine. Guernsey Cheshire Home’s previous old sluicer had broken down meaning staff had to wash and sterilise by hand which was very time consuming. The […]

Issues facing disabled people and their families in Guernsey

April 12th, 2012 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Disability isn’t just wheelchairs and white sticks It’s natural to think of people with mobility problems when you hear the word “disabled”. But the term is much broader than that. A disabled islander could be someone with a mental health problem, a learning difficulty, a visual or hearing impairment or a long-term illness like cancer. […]

Healthy Hearts Day promotes smokefree cars at Beau Sejour on 25 September 2011

September 23rd, 2011 by Health Promotion Unit

On Healthy Hearts Day, the Health Promotion Unit and the Environmental Health Unit will have a car outside Beau Sejour Leisure Centre filled with cigarette butts and the chemicals children will be exposed to when adults smoke in a car. Gerry Le Roy, Health Promotion Officer for Smoking and Heart disease, said “The dangers of […]