Monthly Archives: April 2017


Get on your bike!
22/04/2017

A five year study of 250,000 commuters found that cycling to work reduced incidences of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46% compared with those driving or taking public… Read more »

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Teach ‘problem solving’ to produce engineers
07/04/2017

Schools should focus less on “subjects” and more on teaching problem solving skills, say engineers in a report. A focus on “playful experimentation” could boost learning throughout UK schools, says… Read more »

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Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told.
02/04/2017

Sugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals have been published by public health officials in a bid to make UK children more healthy. Public Health… Read more »

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GP-led keep fit classes for those with chronic illness

    Ever wanted to get fitter and healthier, but didn’t know where to start? A new GP-led scheme in Leeds is offering keep fit classes and advice to those… Read more »

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Illnesses pets and humans have in common

Human diabetes is on the increase, and Dr Stijn Niessen, of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC,) says the same trend can be seen in pet cats. He suggests about one… Read more »

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