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Fat inside body worse for health, study says

Fat inside body worse for health, study says

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Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The fat that poses the biggest danger to a person's health isn't visible outside of the body, but inside of it, a new study says. Exercise and medicine are the most helpful for getting rid of visceral fat, according to a study published Friday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "Visceral fat can affect local organs or the entire body system. Systemically it can affect your heart and liver, as well as abdominal organs," said Ian J. Neeland, assistant professor of internal medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and study senior author, in a press release. "When studies use weight or body mass index as a metric, we don't know if the interventions are reducing fat everywhere in the body, or just near the surface." Visceral fats are also known as an "active organ," w...
Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

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Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media.The images - from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld - showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers.It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed clinical waste across Scotland.NHS Lanarkshire said the waste had since been removed and posed no risk.Following the collapse of HES in December, the Scottish government said contingency plans would ensure clinical waste continued to be disposed of safely.'Waste backed up'NHS National Services Scotland also said "appropriate contingency measures" were in place to process clinical waste a...
Most stroke survivors are in good mental health, study says

Most stroke survivors are in good mental health, study says

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Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of people who've suffered strokes have good mental health, even after their negative health event, a new study says. The study participants didn't have any anxiety disorders, depression, substance dependence or feelings of suicide, according to the findings published Wednesday in the Journal of Aging and Health. "Our definition of 'complete mental health' sets a very high bar, requiring that respondents were happy and/or satisfied with their life on an almost daily basis," Esme Fuller-Thomson, a researcher at Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto and study lead author, said in a news release. The researchers point to the stroke survivors having another person to talk to and no chronic pain as important factors in keeping a positive min...