Exercise and Industry
1. UK couriers likely to deliver more fitness games? My Hermes
Parcels containing fitness video games could be an increasingly commonplace item for UK couriers to deal with in light of recent comments by the Fitness Industry Association (FIA).
2. Trust to operate Wolverhampton facilities
Wolverhampton City Council (WCC) has paved the way for the establishment of a new in-house leisure trust, which will take over the operation of the council-run facilities.
1. Seven-fold rise in anti-obesity drugs spending
NHS spending on weight-loss drugs has risen seven-fold in less than a decade, official figures show. In 2009 it spent £46.8 million on anti-obesity drugs such as orlistat, which prevents the absorption of some fat in the intestine, up from £6.6 million in 2000
2. Figures show NHS cuts are too deep
Spending on the NHS fell by more than £700m last year, despite more resources being available to the service. Official Treasury figures show spending was cut from £102,751m in 2009-10 to £101,985m in the year ending in April. It suggests the NHS may be making deeper cuts than are necessary to meet the tight spending settlement, with a potential to affect patient care.
3. Rise in pregnancy-related strokes may be obesity related
More and more women are suffering from a stroke as a result of pregnancy, a study indicates. The increases could be because of rises in obesity among women, the fact that more mothers-to-be are older, and more are having multiple births due to the rise in IVF.