HEALTH NOTES: We drink much less typically (however nonetheless get drunk)
Britons are ingesting alcohol far much less typically than they have been a decade in the past, a brand new survey suggests.
Fewer than one in 20 say they drink wine, beer or spirits each day, in accordance with a ballot of 1,032 Britons by medical tech firm Allurion.
Polls performed a decade in the past estimated this determine to be roughly one in ten.
Fewer than one in 20 Britons say they drink wine, beer or spirits each day, in accordance with a ballot of 1,032 Britons by medical tech firm Allurion (file photograph)
The brand new survey, which polled 1,000 residents of seven nations, additionally discovered Britons are boozing much less typically than our European neighbours.
9 per cent of French individuals drink wine not less than as soon as a day, 16 per cent accomplish that in Italy, and 15 per cent of Spaniards drink beer each day.
Nevertheless, different analysis suggests Britain nonetheless tops the chart for probably the most quantity of alcohol drunk in a single sitting.
A worldwide report from 2019 discovered that individuals within the UK get drunk as soon as per week on common – greater than another nation.
Runners, pull your socks up!
Joggers are conversant in ‘runner’s abdomen’ – cramping, nausea and diarrhoea triggered by intense train. However might compression socks forestall it?
Recognized medically as exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome, it occurs when blood is redirected from the intestine to the leg muscle tissues throughout working, depriving it of vitamins and oxygen.
Runners compete within the 2011 London marathon in April 17 2011 – with socks pulled up excessive
Australian researchers recruited 46 opponents in a marathon and requested half to put on the socks, which assist push blood up from the legs.
Blood checks measuring a protein indicating intestine irritation, taken earlier than and after the race, confirmed that those that did not put on the socks noticed protein ranges soar by a mean of 107 per cent 24 hours after the race, in comparison with 38 per cent within the sock-wearing group.
Overweight ladies are more likely than these of a wholesome weight to endure catastrophic unwanted effects of the contraceptive Tablet.
It’s estimated that as much as 12 in each 10,000 ladies who take the mixed tablet for a yr endure a severe blood clot in a vein, referred to as venous thromboembolism. Now a overview by Italian researchers has discovered that for many who are overweight, the chance is 24 instances that of somebody of a wholesome weight.
The researchers clarify that these carrying extra weight are already at elevated threat of clots, whatever the Tablet, whereas the additional enhance of the feminine intercourse hormone oestrogen can thicken the blood, rising the chance.
The researchers say progesterone-only tablets could also be safer for these individuals.
Terminally sick individuals in Leeds are being provided the help of ‘end-of-life doulas’ to ease stress on GPs and hospitals.
GP Gill Pottinger mentioned doulas, who provide non-medical help, have been useful in instances the place sufferers had no household round and the place sufferers wished to die at house.
Emma Clare, a director of Finish of Life Doula UK, mentioned: ‘We would provide emotional help for one consumer and administrative assist for another person. This will vary from serving to with advance plans, to refusing remedy to getting power-of-attorney preparations in place.’