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English National Opera releases research showing singing techniques can improve quality of life and breathlessness after Covid-19
English National Opera releases research showing singing techniques can improve quality of life and breathlessness after Covid-19

English National Opera releases research showing singing techniques can improve quality of life and breathlessness after Covid-19

The English National Opera (ENO) has found that singing techniques associated with deep breathing could be helpful for people enduring respiratory problems caused by Covid-19. The ENO released the results of a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) conducted on online sessions,…

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Professor Tim Spector to speak at Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress 2022 – as The College of Medicine hosts one-day food and medicine conference
Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Professor Tim Spector to speak at Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress 2022 – as The College of Medicine hosts one-day food and medicine conference

Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Professor Tim Spector to speak at Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress 2022 – as The College of Medicine hosts one-day food and medicine conference

The College of Medicine will be hosting its fourth one-day conference on food and medicine at the Integrative and Personalised Medicine Congress taking place in-person, in London from 16-18 June 2022. Across the whole conference schedule, there’s a star line-up…

Dr Michael Dixon tells the Integrative Health Convention 2022: ‘Healthcare urgently needs to move to an integrated model’
Dr Michael Dixon tells the Integrative Health Convention 2022: ‘Healthcare urgently needs to move to an integrated model’

Dr Michael Dixon tells the Integrative Health Convention 2022: ‘Healthcare urgently needs to move to an integrated model’

Dr Michael Dixon, The College of Medicine’s Chair, has addressed the Integrative Health Convention, telling delegates that GPs are constrained by a prescription pad, offering treatments that too often don’t work and can have side effects. Speaking at the online…

A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity
A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity

A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity

People are being encouraged to use the new year to adapt healthier eating and exercise habits by Government health officials. More than 60 per cent of people in the UK are considered overweight, with 28 per cent of adults defined…

Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study
Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study

Mediterranean diet and mindfulness during pregnancy could see babies less likely to be born small, says Spanish study

A new study suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet and meditating when pregnant could help those at risk of having a small baby deliver a child at a healthy weight. The study, carried out by scientists at a hospital in…

The Food Manifesto: The College of Medicine partners with ITN Productions to highlight importance of healthy lifestyle, community and self-care
The Food Manifesto: The College of Medicine partners with ITN Productions to highlight importance of healthy lifestyle, community and self-care

The Food Manifesto: The College of Medicine partners with ITN Productions to highlight importance of healthy lifestyle, community and self-care

The College of Medicine has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to make The Food Manifesto, a series of short programmes that focus on the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. Speaking to news anchor Belle Donati, The College of…

Plant-based diet could lessen impact of Covid, says new study
Plant-based diet could lessen impact of Covid, says new study

Plant-based diet could lessen impact of Covid, says new study

Those following a plant-based diet could be better placed to fight off the symptoms of Covid, a new study has found. The major research, published in the BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health journal, found that following a non-meat diet reduced the…

New research suggests staying trim in middle age and later life prevents Type 2 diabetes
New research suggests staying trim in middle age and later life prevents Type 2 diabetes

New research suggests staying trim in middle age and later life prevents Type 2 diabetes

A new study into the link between obesity and diabetes has suggested that everyone has a ‘personal fat threshold’ and staying on the right side of it could help stave off a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. The research, carried out…

Employers encouraged to offer yoga and meditation to help improve mental health in the workforce
Employers encouraged to offer yoga and meditation to help improve mental health in the workforce

Employers encouraged to offer yoga and meditation to help improve mental health in the workforce

Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is urging employers to introduce a raft of new measures to help improve the mental health of their workers. Yoga and meditation sessions, more flexible working hours and…

Campaigners calls for ‘complete ban’ on child-friendly packaging on high-sugar foods
Campaigners calls for ‘complete ban’ on child-friendly packaging on high-sugar foods

Campaigners calls for ‘complete ban’ on child-friendly packaging on high-sugar foods

Campaign group Action for Sugar is urging the Government to place tougher restrictions on medium and high sugar food products that target children. Research into sugar levels in yoghurts that are marketed to children – often via cartoon characters –…

‘Visionary’ National Food Strategy report says the poor should be able to access fruit and veg prescriptions to ‘break junk food cycle’
‘Visionary’ National Food Strategy report says the poor should be able to access fruit and veg prescriptions to ‘break junk food cycle’

‘Visionary’ National Food Strategy report says the poor should be able to access fruit and veg prescriptions to ‘break junk food cycle’

The British diet needs to change significantly to help society battle issues such as obesity and climate change, a new report from the National Food Strategy says. The report’s independent lead Henry Dimbleby, who founded the Leon chain of restaurants,…

Celebrating 73 years of the NHS: ‘Our frontline workers have never been more tested than in the months since the pandemic began’
Celebrating 73 years of the NHS: ‘Our frontline workers have never been more tested than in the months since the pandemic began’

Celebrating 73 years of the NHS: ‘Our frontline workers have never been more tested than in the months since the pandemic began’

Key figures at The College of Medicine have praised NHS, social care and frontline workers as the healthcare organisation celebrates its 73rd birthday. The first NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day took place on Monday, July 5th 2021 – exactly…

Healthy diet rich in leafy greens can turn back genetic clock, finds US study
Healthy diet rich in leafy greens can turn back genetic clock, finds US study

Healthy diet rich in leafy greens can turn back genetic clock, finds US study

A new study by US scientists says eating dark, leafy greens such as kale, spinach and swiss chard can spark changes in DNA that can reverse ageing by up to two years. Doctors leading the research said the results of…

“GPs and patients have been horribly betrayed”: Dr Michael Dixon on the neglect of general practice
“GPs and patients have been horribly betrayed”: Dr Michael Dixon on the neglect of general practice

“GPs and patients have been horribly betrayed”: Dr Michael Dixon on the neglect of general practice

The College of Medicine Chair, Dr Michael Dixon, has issued a robust criticism of the lack of investment in general practice, saying GPs and patients have suffered as a result, and that improvements in secondary care “should not have been…

Young people’s mental health: Scheme trains teens to teach others benefits of yoga
Young people’s mental health: Scheme trains teens to teach others benefits of yoga

Young people’s mental health: Scheme trains teens to teach others benefits of yoga

The College of Medicine has supported the development and roll-out of the Teen Yoga Ambassador pilot scheme, which ran in April 2021. Here, Charlotta Martinus, Director of the Teen Yoga Foundation, explains how the new training course empowers young people to…

From our manifesto: Dr William Bird says climate change, toxins and a lack of bio-diversity are ‘a wrecking ball on our planet’
From our manifesto: Dr William Bird says climate change, toxins and a lack of bio-diversity are ‘a wrecking ball on our planet’

From our manifesto: Dr William Bird says climate change, toxins and a lack of bio-diversity are ‘a wrecking ball on our planet’

The second chapter of the College of Medicine’s new manifesto for better health, Hope for the Future, sees Dr William Bird discussing the power of nature on our well-being, a topic that’s increasingly in the headlines as we emerge into…

The College of Medicine pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021
The College of Medicine pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

The College of Medicine pays tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

It is with great sadness that the College of Medicine records the death of HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9th 2021. Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen, our patron HRH…

Harmony in living and dying: College of Medicine hosts HILDA event – including a cookery demonstration
Harmony in living and dying: College of Medicine hosts HILDA event – including a cookery demonstration

Harmony in living and dying: College of Medicine hosts HILDA event – including a cookery demonstration

The College of Medicine hosted an online evening in late March, which discussed talking about finding harmony in living and dying with the HILDA project – with nutrition and integrative health cook Toral Shah offering a culinary demonstration. The workshop,…

The College of Medicine launches Hope for the Future, a ten-year manifesto for better health
The College of Medicine launches Hope for the Future, a ten-year manifesto for better health

The College of Medicine launches Hope for the Future, a ten-year manifesto for better health

The College of Medicine has launched Hope for the Future, a ten-year plan for better healthcare. Hope for the Future, launched on Monday 20th March 2021, is a manifesto for achieving better health, written by pioneering figures in UK health…

HRH The Prince of Wales calls for an integrated approach to health in latest edition of Future Healthcare Journal
HRH The Prince of Wales calls for an integrated approach to health in latest edition of Future Healthcare Journal

HRH The Prince of Wales calls for an integrated approach to health in latest edition of Future Healthcare Journal

The College of Medicine’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, has criticised the food industry for making healthy meals financially inaccessible for low-income families, and called for an integrated approach to health. Writing in the Future Healthcare Journal, Prince Charles also…

HRH Prince Charles and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham address Social Prescribing Conference
HRH Prince Charles and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham address Social Prescribing Conference

HRH Prince Charles and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham address Social Prescribing Conference

Key speakers including HRH, The Prince of Wales and Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham have addressed nearly 1,000 delegates at the third International Social Prescribing Network Conference.  The heir to the throne told those attending the online event, which takes…

Faculty of Homeopathy and College of Medicine join HRH Prince of Wales in encouraging people to get the Covid vaccine
Faculty of Homeopathy and College of Medicine join HRH Prince of Wales in encouraging people to get the Covid vaccine

Faculty of Homeopathy and College of Medicine join HRH Prince of Wales in encouraging people to get the Covid vaccine

The College of Medicine and Faculty of Homeopathy have published a joint statement encouraging people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The statement comes after the respective organisations’ Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, appeared in a video for the British…

How ‘green medicine’ could help Generation Lockdown rejuvenate post-Covid
How ‘green medicine’ could help Generation Lockdown rejuvenate post-Covid

How ‘green medicine’ could help Generation Lockdown rejuvenate post-Covid

The rise of ‘green medicine’ could help people recover from lockdown life, the College of Medicine’s Chair has told a national newspaper. Dr Michael Dixon told the Daily Express that ‘Generation Lockdown’ can use nature to help restore themselves following…

Gut bacteria affects how immune system responds to Covid, studies say
Gut bacteria affects how immune system responds to Covid, studies say

Gut bacteria affects how immune system responds to Covid, studies say

Bacteria in a person’s gut could determine how seriously they’re affected by symptoms of Covid, two new studies in Asia have found.  Research carried out by scientists at the University of Hong Kong found that some people diagnosed with the…

Lockdown depression: ‘A GP who has time to engage properly with a patient can reduce the need for a referral’
Lockdown depression: ‘A GP who has time to engage properly with a patient can reduce the need for a referral’

Lockdown depression: ‘A GP who has time to engage properly with a patient can reduce the need for a referral’

The rise in the number of people being referred for depression – particularly during lockdown – could be directly linked to a reduced number of GPs, the College of Medicine’s Chair has said. Depression rates continue to rise in the…