How Many People Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in The UK

Breast Cancer UK works to reduce breast cancer rates by tackling the environmental and chemical causes of the disease

Our lifestyles and our environment are potential contributors to disease. Diet, lack of exercise and exposure to environmental pollutants, including endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals (EDCs) present in many everyday products, may increase the risk of hormone related diseases such as breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer is the Most Common Cancer in The UK

Breast Cancer UK works to reduce breast cancer rates by tackling the environmental and chemical causes of the disease

Our lifestyles and our environment are potential contributors to disease. Diet, lack of exercise and exposure to environmental pollutants, including endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals (EDCs) present in many everyday products, may increase the risk of hormone related diseases such as breast cancer.

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Endocrine Disruptors

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Managing disclosure of gender dysphoria

A visual summary of managing patients disclosing gender dysphoria, encouraging cooperation and respect to get the best experiences and outcomes for patients

It can be very distressing for a person to tell a health professional about conflict between their sense of self and the sexual characteristics they were born with. They will need reassurance, and careful guidance about what kinds of treatment are available.

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About 0.6% of the population identifies as transgender according to healthcare records, although the actual number might be higher. In the 50 years since UK NHS services started, more than 130 000 people have changed social gender role. A variety of doctors, including non-specialists, might at some time in their career be approached for help by someone with gender dysphoria.

Patient Education and Chronic Pain

Preventing the abuse of pain medication via proper patient education

As you may know, officials have reported that Ohio is on track to have over 10,000 overdose deaths this year, making the state the epicenter of the United States opioid epidemic. This alarming rate is higher than the total number of overdose deaths for the entire nation in 1990. Couple this with the fact that almost 72% of physicians say they have inadequate knowledge of pain treatment and opioid dependency management, and it becomes clear that something must change in the way our healthcare system approaches pain management.

Over 100 million Americans have chronic or persistent pain, meaning they are most likely being treated with conventional medications, surgery, injection, or physical therapy. What’s troubling is the fact that 75% of people with chronic pain who visited an emergency room reported a desire for information on pain treatment options, but only half reported actually receiving such information. 

This June 2017 infographic – Patient Education and Chronic Pain, by Regis Online health care programs – provides information on different strategies doctors can implement to best educate their patients and gain a better understanding of how pain affects their individual patients.

Enjoy our health infographics album on Flickr.

How Will Aging Baby Boomers Challenge Healthcare in the Near Future ?

Infographic created by Adventist University’s Masters in Health Administration program

This infographic – by the Adventist University, May 2017 – addresses how the healthcare industry can best serve the aging population to help them achieve their health and wellness goals.

By 2029, the last of the Baby Boom generation will reach retirement age. As this population gets older, they present increasing challenges but also opportunity for the U.S. healthcare system.

Can Technology Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices ?

Americans have the power to prevent disease by making healthy lifestyle choices

Americans are increasingly experiencing a host of health issues, with 29.1 million Americans having diabetes and 27.6 million with heart disease. To help improve these conditions, health care professionals have been leveraging health and wellness technologies, including mobile apps, wearable trackers, and even a wearable headband that can help treat depression.

Environmental exposures start in the womb

Protecting Children from the Environment

Children, including adolescents, are exposed to a variety of hazards from the environments in which they live, learn and play.

Environmental exposures start in the womb, and can have effects throughout life.

Early exposure to environmental risks contributes to childhood cancers.

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Environmental Risks and Children

Protecting Children from the Environment

A safe, healthy and protective environment is key to ensuring all children grow and develop normally and healthily. In 2015, reducing environmental risks could have prevented more than a quarter of the 5.9 million deaths of children under 5 years.

Children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution, hazardous chemicals, climate change, and inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Protecting Children from the Environment

Protecting Children from the Environment

Children, including adolescents, are exposed to a variety of hazards from the environments in which they live, learn and play.

More than 1 in 4 child deaths could be prevented by cleaning up the environment. Each year 1.7 million deaths of children under 5 years old are linked to the environment.

Early exposure to environmental risks contributes to childhood cancers.

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Air Pollution and Children

Protecting Children from the Environment

Air pollution is the greatest environmental risk to children’s health.

Every year air pollution kills 570,000 children. With all the challenges children face, the air they breathe shouldn’t be one of them.

Exposure to air pollution may also increase children’s lifelong risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

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