Chris Askew, chief executive at Diabetes UK, said: “More than half of all cases of type 2 diabetes – and the devastating complications it can lead to – could be prevented or delayed by supporting people to reduce their risk by losing weight where appropriate, eating healthy food and being more active.” … [Read more...] about Two million in UK at risk of type 2 diabetes as obesity crisis grows
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A report by the waste company Biffa, the Open University and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, seen by the Guardian, found the problem of rough sleepers sheltering in bins had surged in the last five years. Although most incidents take place in the winter, the report said people were being discovered inside waste containers by bin collectors at all times of the year. … [Read more...] about Deaths of homeless people sleeping in bins prompt calls for action
Nikki Joule, the policy manager at Diabetes UK, said the digital programme should be rolled out more widely. “This could be vital in reaching more of the millions of people at risk of type 2 diabetes, and in helping to reduce the increasing prevalence of the condition,” she said. … [Read more...] about Thousands at risk of type 2 diabetes to be offered wearable tech
Investors like Foxtons partly because it plays the property game two ways. As well as helping to drive the upward price spiral, it has also adapted itself to profit from the increasing number of people who that spiral has left behind. In 2014, 47% of the company’s revenue came from lettings, a far greater proportion than at most other estate agents. The 2014 Foxtons annual report notes with satisfaction: “The lettings market in London is particularly strong and acts as a useful counter to the more volatile sales market.” Among London estate agents, Chris Millington said, “Foxtons is showing by far the best returns. It’s transacting more than twice as much [business] per branch as the others.” Its influence is felt throughout the industry. “We’ve all learned from Foxtons,” Dickinson said. “We all try and do what they’re doing. But they are ahead.” … [Read more...] about Is Foxtons the estate agent London deserves?
Davies said: "Smoking is still the biggest cause of premature death in England, taking more than 100,000 lives in the UK every year. This is the first time that we have launched a mass quit attempt like Stoptober and would encourage people who want to quit to get involved." … [Read more...] about ‘Stoptober’ campaign to urge smokers to quit for a month