The Weekly Wellbeing Round-Up #24

Hello and welcome to another edition of my weekly wellbeing round-up!  I hope you have had a good weekend and are feeling relaxed and restored.  Life has been a bit full recently.  This weekend I have taken part in my first Parkrun (and getting a 5k PB into the bargain whilst dragging my dog Prince round the course!) and also done a shift for our out of hours urgent care organisation…so it didn’t leave much time for everything else.  In the interests of practising what I preach and balancing work and family time, this week’s post is a shorter one.  I have curated the wellbeing-related news that has caught my eye in the last week, and put it all in one place for you which you can access by clicking on this link.

Some of the topics covered this week (links to individual articles) include:

Diabetes – the cost to the NHS of prescriptions for drugs, and the new diabetes monitor available that could transform the lives of thousands of people with diabetes.

Cancer – why obesity causes it and how NHS bosses plan to overhaul screening for it.

Cardiovascular disease – how CVD risk is affected by marital status and how we might take new approaches to the detection of atrial fibrillation.

Other areas covered include the effect of pollution on children’s lungs, raising awareness of mental health issues faced by young people, and how low carbohydrate diets may contribute to maintaining weight loss.

That’s it for this week.  I hope you have a good week.  The weekly wellbeing round-up will return.  Until then – take care of yourself!

Dr Richard Pile

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