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Justification of exercise referral schemes as part of the public health strategy

Data from the Health Survey for England showed that obesity reached epidemic proportions, affecting 29% of men and 32% of women in 2006. Obesity is a growing epidemic which instigates detrimental health risks associated with diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD), coronary artery disease (CAD), musculo-skeletal problems, hypertension and many other conditions (Demura, 2007), (Mathieu et Read More

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Unhealthy communities

Initially, what constitutes an unhealthy community will be considered, from the evidence presented in K100, we will examine how social housing became what it is today and the reasons behind this environment being perceived as the unhealthy community, and in contrast we will explore what would be the ideal healthy community. Secondly, we will look Read More

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What problems was Community Care intended to solve

The ideological thinking behind Community Care was intended for the traditional groups who were under the care of the Social Service Departments, namely elderly persons, parents and families, adolescents, young children and those with physical mental handicaps and those with a history of mental illness including dementia, people with sensory impairment, drug and alcohol related Read More

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Contemporary Issues In Health

The main theme of this assignment shall analyse plastic surgery, specifically cosmetic surgery. Firstly plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery will be defined, and discussed. The consequence of the media’s influence on cosmetic surgery in terms of analysing the surgery and the possible reasons behind people’s surgery will be analysed. Then an example of cosmetic surgery Read More

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What explanations have been offered for the existence of inequalities of health in the UK

There are many and varied definitions of what health is, the Cambridge English Dictionary for example defines it as “A sound state of body or mind; freedom from disease” (Cambridge English Dictionary, p183) – but this rather simplistic definition does not wholly encompass the vast range of human experience which informs each individual’s definition of Read More