News Archives - Health

DST: Time for change

Daylight Savings Time (DST), the twice yearly changing of the clocks across Europe causes disruption and has been shown to be damaging to health. Britain ran an experiment between 1968-1971 in which British Summer Time was left in place all year round;  clocks went forward in March 1968 and not put back until October 1971. The experiment resulted in an…

Our roads are today’s open sewers of the 19th century

Future generations will react to today’s ambivalence towards road danger in the same way as we recoil at the thought of the open sewers of Victorian London. So says Danny Dorling,  a professor from Sheffield University argues road safety is a public health not a transport issue, and until it is properly addressed people will continue to die. Fear of road danger…

Air pollution: From before the cradle to the grave

Air pollution in British cities can damage our health from before we are born, dog us throughout our lives, and for over 40,000 of us every year, kill us. Our poisoned air affects all of us, no matter our age and recent studies highlights the damage extending far beyond the lungs. Earlier this year, research revealed that air pollution causes…

1.4 billion adults risk disease from sedentary lifestyle

More than a quarter of the world’s adults (1.4 billion) have greater risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease, because they do too little physical activity, according to data from the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time. The study was undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and published on 4…

Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2018

The ETA has once again been voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company for the sixth year in a row. The Good Shopping Guide each year reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, with a view to supporting the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society.…