Health Conditions

GAY TIMES survey finds health issues are the main reason LGBTQ+ people quit smoking

It’s no secret that LGBTQ+ people are more likely to smoke than straight people. In fact, according to a study conducted in the UK in 2018, 22.2% of lesbians and gay men smoke, compared to only 15.5% of heterosexuals. Where there is less insight are the struggles, motivations, and methods that LGBTQ+ people use when …

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The government must do more to prevent health inequalities from worsening as the cost of living rises

(Alamy) 3 minute read1 hour This winter, the UK faces a cost of living crisis that threatens to push thousands of families into deep poverty and puts their health and well-being at risk. This will reinforce and further exacerbate the public health inequalities that have been revealed by the Covid-19 pandemic. All of this against …

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Two-thirds of economically inactive people with long-term illness report mental health problems, data show

According to one study, just under two-thirds (60%) of people who are economically inactive due to a long-term illness live with a mental health problem. Analysis of official data by the IPPR found that while issues such as anxiety and depression affect people of all ages, young adults (20-29) out of the labor market due …

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Speech by Minister Stuart Andrew at the Age UK Parliamentary Christmas Reception

Thank you for inviting me today. It is a privilege to be part of an event that recognizes and celebrates the great work that Age UK and its volunteers have done to support people in their communities. Having worked in the industry before, I know how important charities are. As Minister for Civil Society, I …

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Air pollution linked to multiple long-term health problems: study

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with an increased risk of multiple physical and Mental Health conditions, according to a study. This is the largest study in the world – carried out on over 364,000 (over 3.6 lakh) people in England – to examine whether air pollution exposure is linked to the occurrence of …

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Mental health issues around the world are on the rise – DW – 10/10/2022

October 10 is World Mental Health Daya World Health Organization (WHO) event to “raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts for mental health”. Mental health advocates, including the WHO, have been pushing for mental health care reform for decades. This year, they point out that a perfect storm of events …

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Children suffer from ‘catastrophic’ mental health due to poor diet, says British Medical Assocation vice-president

PInsufficient diets are causing an increase in mental health problems in children and low-income families are particularly affected, a GP and medical expert has warned. Professor Sir Sam Everington, vice-president of the British Medical Association (BMA) told The Standard that the prescription of antidepressants for children had “massively increased” during the Covid pandemic and the …

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New disability claims in the UK have doubled in the past year, with the fastest rise among teenagers – IFS | UK cost of living crisis

Deteriorating health in Britain has caused the number of new claims for disability benefits to double in the past year, a report has found. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said claims for Personal Independence Benefits (Pip) doubled to 30,000 per month between summer 2021 and July this year, with no signs of slowing down. In …

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