Daily Archives: February 29, 2012

Health & fitness in the news – 29/02/2012

1. Physical Activity Levels In Children Not Altered By Active Video Games
MediLexicon

In a study recently published in Pediatrics, researchers say that “active” video games may not boost children’s physical activity as much as some people believe.

MediLexicon

2. Cancer Death Rates in Europe Will Continue To Fall, New Predictions For 2012
MediLexicon

Although the actual number of people predicted to die from cancer in the European Union this year will increase, the rates of cancer deaths continue to fall, according to new figures published.

MediLexicon

3. Saudi women push for the right to play sports
Guardian

I hope that when they see that there are girls who really want to play, and who do play regardless of the obstacles that lie in their path, they realise that they have to do something.

Guardian

4. UK teenager receives worlds first diabetes implant
Diabetes UK

A hospital in the UK has become the first in the world to implant a teenager with a non-surgical device called an EndoBarrier to help treat their type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes UK

5. Driver to improve the dignity of older people in care
Guardian

Keith Pearson, head of the NHS Confederation, is determined to put compassion and dignity at the heart of caring for the elderly.

Guardian

6. Revamped Selby leisure centre could be demolished after fire
BBC News

A leisure centre in North Yorkshire severely damaged by a fire less than two years after it underwent a £1.1m refurbishment could be demolished.

BBC News