The BBC analysis found: Plans to reduce the number of hospital sites in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from three to two In the Black Country a 700m funding gap means one hospital may have to be closed Maternity and children’s services being “centralised” on to one site in Lincolnshire A warning in West Yorkshire and Harrogate that having five hyper-acute stroke services may “no longer be viable” The downgrading of two out of three A&Es in Mid and South Essex, with only one retaining specialist emergency care In South West London, proposals to reduce the number of major hospitals from five to four Plans inRead More →

Exercise is good for you, this we know. It helps build muscle, burn fat and make us all into happier, healthier people. But long before you start looking the way you want, there are other hidden, more immediate, molecular and immunological changes taking place inside your cells. Changes which could be responsible for protecting us from heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and even stave off old age and cancer. You may think that molecular changes may not be that much of a big deal. Surely it is fat loss and muscle gain that are the best outcomes of exercise? Actually molecular changesRead More →

Theres substantial evidence to demonstrate the environment we live in has direct impacts on our health, says Rebecca Hasson, an exercise physiologist and director of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. When Protective Hormones Harm Debra J. Barksdale, professor and associate dean of academic programs at Virginia Commonwealth Universitys School of Nursing, has been examining stress in African-American men for three decades. Like Hasson, she cites cortisol and its role in chronic stress, stating that its like having your stressors turned on all the time. The Broken Thermostat Briana Mezuk is an associate professor in the division of epidemiology at VCURead More →

Ever wonder where all your free time goes? Adam Alter has an idea. At the 2017 TED conference,the NYU psychologist presented a collection of three bar graphs showing data for how people in 2007, 2015, and 2017, spend an average workday. Relying on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the app Moment, which tracks smartphone use, the chart shows sleep and work take up roughly two-thirds of people’s day, no matter the year. Same for their survival activities, such as bathing and eating. But how we spend our precious remaining free time a period of just a few hours, during which we doRead More →