Weight ‘fuels preventable cancer’ BBC news 11/5/09

Almost 19,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with cancer that could have been prevented if they were a healthy weight, an expert says.

Professor Martin Wiseman said if everyone had a body mass index (BMI) under 25 it would make a big dent in the incidence of cancer.

Cancers of the breast, bowel, kidney, pancreas, oesophagus and womb lining are among those linked to obesity.

Professor Wiseman is an adviser for the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

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Valuemed médical supplies & home health screening test kits are available for next day UK delivery 


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UK young lack awareness on HIV

From BBC online 7/5/09

Too many young people are unaware of the risks of HIV, Unicef has warned.

Those aged 16 to 24 account for 10% of all new diagnoses in the UK and young men who have sex with men are most at risk, a report said.

More strategies to encourage young people to practise safe sex and have better access to sexual health clinics are needed, it concluded.

The UK has the highest number of new HIV infections in Western Europe – more than 7,700 in 2007.

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Home test kits for HIV are not available in the UK but we do have a range of home test kits available for other health screening

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Sunbed use ‘to rise’ in recession

Just read this  at BBC online

A fifth of regular sunbed users are planning to increase usage because they cannot afford a holiday abroad owing to the recession, a survey suggests.

The poll for Cancer Research UK found 34% of more than 2,000 people were less likely to travel somewhere sunny.

The charity warned that using a sunbed once a month or more could increase skin cancer risk by more than half, and recommended applying fake tan.

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Tescos giving away free home cholesterol test

Last week I opened my post from Tesco clubcard to find they had sent me a free visial cholesterol test

It seems it is a promotion between Tesco and Flora pro-active to encourage us to lower our cholesterol.

I have not done the test yet-keep forgetting to fast ! Well it was the bank holiday weekend.

I will do it this week and let you know how I get on.

If you have not received a free visual cholesterol test from Tescos or you want to buy some for the rest of the family,

see link below

More info on home cholesterol test kits or to buy home cholesterol tests or monitors in UK 

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