Have you not had time to catch up on all the latest health news this week, 29th March? Don’t worry! We’ve summarised some of the key stories for you.

Drinking one bottle of wine causes the same cancer risks as 10 cigarettes

Researchers at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and University of Southampton have carried out the first study of its kind.

In the first study of its kind, academics managed to compare the known dangers of smoking to that of drinking too much.

They found the cigarette equivalent of one bottle of wine, roughly 10 units, is five cigarettes for men or ten for women each week.

Read the study here

Apple watch rolls out health heart check functionality

Apple Watch has rolled out an ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notification to Apple Watch Series 4 owners in the UK, Ireland, and across Europe.

The ECG app allows people to test their heart rhythm directly from their wrist, simply by holding their finger on the Digital Crown.

Apple is hoping its latest health feature will help people detect heart rhythm problems early, with approximately half a million people estimated to be unaware they have atrial fibrillation in the UK alone, according to the AF Association.

See the story here

Is sitting down for too long the cause of 70,000 deaths a year?

A new study claims that sitting down for too long may be the cause of up to a shocking 70,000 deaths a year.

The study looks into the impact of sedentary behaviour on a range of conditions including type 2 diabetes and various cancers.

Read the full study now

Tampon Tax fund to support women with mental health problems

Thousands of women living with mental health problems across England are to receive help from a new project backed by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates money generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

Read more on the .gov site 





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