Welcome to our September update with our pick of the most interesting stories in health and wellbeing over the last month. Please explore these new findings and be sure to share them with your friends, families and colleagues.
With warmest good wishes,
Dr Rosy Daniel
Instagram to blame for rise in eating disorders like orthorexia, nutritionists claim
Experts are blaming certain influencer accounts on social media for the rise in eating disorders, causing conditions to worsen. Nutritionists have told Sky News they believe certain accounts on social media platforms like Instagram are to blame for the rise in people with eating disorders like orthorexia
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Is soya bad for women’s health?
Consumed in many traditional Asian populations for millennia, soya has only been a common part of the Western diet for around 60 years. Now, many of our supermarkets are full of soya milk alternatives, soy burgers and other soya-based meat replacements – not to mention traditional soy-based products like tofu, tempeh, soya milk, miso and soya sauce.
Read the full BBC News Article:
Climate Change & Plastic Pollution
July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet
Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows. The average global temperature in July was 1.71 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees, making it the hottest July in the 140-year record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The previous hottest month on record was July 2016.
Read the full Science Daily Article:
WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution
The World Health Organization (WHO) today calls for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and reduce human exposure.
Read the full WHO Article:
Can we prevent cancer by controlling our environment?
Research suggests that aspects of our environment such as chemicals, pollution, stimulants, technical gadgets and even stress are likely contributing to the development of cancer.
Read the full NIH Article:
Quest for new cancer treatment crosses milestone
A cancer therapy has crossed a milestone in clinical trials, a major development in a decades-long quest to develop a treatment that destroys tumours without the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, invasive surgery and radiation.
Read the full Science Daily Article:
AI reveals new breast cancer types that respond differently to treatment
Scientists have used artificial intelligence to recognize patterns in breast cancer – and uncovered five new types of the disease each matched to different personalized treatments. Their study applied AI and machine learning to gene sequences and molecular data from breast tumours, to reveal crucial differences among cancers that had previously been lumped into one type.
Read the full Packer Article:
Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Cardiovascular disease risk greater in people prone to insomnia
People who struggle with sleep might be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems, research suggests. Scientists have found that people who are genetically predisposed to insomnia have a greater risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary artery disease.
Read the full Guardian Article:
The Link of Mind & Body
How feelings of ‘not enough’ lead to physical ailments in women
A massive 80% of women in the U.K suffer with low self-esteem – a shocking statistic and one that needs our attention. The media, magazines, Hollywood films and the general rhetoric of society doesn’t help us to recover this debilitating mindset that stops us from living a carefree and happy life as we are consumed with never accepting ourselves for who we are.
Read the full Thrive Global Article:
To see lots more exciting news and evidence go to www.health-e-learning.org.uk and see the health-e-information platform.
Researcher – Sophie Daniel, Health and Wellbeing Trust
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