Oct 25 2010

Diabetes levels rising warns Diabetes UK

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The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased by more than 150,000 to 2.8 million in the past year, warns Diabetes UK today. The data, collected from GP practices, also show the nationwide figure of people registered as obese to have risen to over five and half million, an increase of […]

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Dec 04 2009

Jerry Morris: The man who invented exercise

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Jerry Morris, a Glasgow-educated epidemiologist who recently died aged 99, has been credited as “the man who invented exercise”. His research was vital in showing the links between exercise and health. In 1948, he helped found the Medical Research Council’s social medicine unit. His work focused on coronary heart disease and physical activity and infant […]

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Jul 10 2009

Experiencing health and illness in Scotland

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) are working together in a strategic partnership to explore potential for enhancing knowledge exchange in the arts and humanities in Scotland. They are co-hosting an event that aims to bring arts and humanities researchers together with partners from related disciplines and organisations is taking […]

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