The BBC reports that the health system in the UK cannot cope with the rising number of under-65s with long-term medical conditions and needs “radical change”. A team of researchers analysing 1.75 million people in Scotland found that nearly a quarter had two or more chronic diseases. Their care was often co-ordinated poorly and inefficient, the study said.
Hungry for Change
Many studies and documentaries have highlighted the impact of diet and nutrition on health, including the recent ‘Hungry for Change‘. Maybe the radical change the NHS needs is to educate the population on health and how to prevent illness rather than treating the symptoms of disease.
Year Without Beer
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