Met Office Warnings Issued For: Lancashire Yellow warning of snow For Friday 13th January 2017 Showers of snow, sleet and hail will continue, particularly through the first part of Friday. 2 to 4 cm of snow may affect some low lying areas while high ground may see locally 5 to 10 cm. Ice is also likely to affect untreated surfaces. A combination of snow and ice may lead to the risk of disruption with difficult driving conditions and expect longer journey times.
Public Health England (PHE) launches a campaign to highlight the damaging effect smoking has on the heart, as it is revealed that, in England, 45 people a day die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused by smoking. That is over 16,500 people a year. CVD includes all diseases of the heart and circulation, including heart attacks and strokes.
Modern life makes it hard to be healthy Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these small things can add up to an unhealthy you. Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life. But it's not easy in our busy lives - tempting treats in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat and technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Modern life is ganging up on us. The good news is we can fight back. One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you, supporting you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. One You provides tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away. You are not alone - One You can help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family. Take our free One You health quiz to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you.
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Every year in the UK there are 150,000 cases of Sepsis, resulting in a staggering 44,000 deaths - more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined.
Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body's response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognized early and treated promptly.
"Swapping butter and meat for olive oil and fish does cut the risk of heart disease," The Times reports. The headline is prompted by the findings from a US study involving data from over 100,000 men and women, followed for more than 20 years. The results showed that consumption of different types of saturated fats was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.