The Health News United Kingdom March 5 2018

  • Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes – or uncontrolled blood sugar levels – is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes. Diabetes affects about 1 in 11 adults worldwide and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation.
  • The Healthy Lottery has launched a new gaming site to support good causes across the UK. Health Games will allow gaming fans to play slot and instant win games while donating a portion of its profits to UK health-related charities. Since the launch of the Health Lottery 6 years ago, £96 million has been raised for good causes and more than £128 million given out in prizes. The lottery, which is operated by Northern & Shell, represents 51 society lotteries across Britain.
  • NHS figures reveal that soaring numbers of children, young people and pensioners in England are being taken to hospital after suffering serious mental disorders as a result of taking drugs.  Hospitals are treating more than double the number of people for what the NHS calls “drug-related mental and behavioural disorders” than they did ten years ago. The statistics record damaging changes to people’s mental states as a result of taking illicit drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine, and also from the use of painkillers, alcohol and solvents.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 5th of March 2018. Read by Tabetha Moreto.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43246261

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form.
Diabetes – or uncontrolled blood sugar levels – is normally split into type one and type two.
But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes. Experts said the study was a herald of the future of diabetes care but changes to treatment would not be immediate. Diabetes affects about one in eleven adults worldwide and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation.
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The study, by Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, looked at fourteen thousand seven hundred seventy five patients including a detailed analysis of their blood. The results, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, showed the patients could be separated into five distinct clusters.

Cluster one – severe autoimmune diabetes is broadly the same as the classical type one – it hit people when they were young, seemingly healthy and an immune disease left them unable to produce insulin;  Cluster two – severe insulin-deficient diabetes patients initially looked very similar to those in cluster one – they were young, had a healthy weight and struggled to make insulin, but the immune system was not at fault;  Cluster three – severe insulin-resistant diabetes patients were generally overweight and making insulin but their body was no longer responding to it;  Cluster four – mild obesity-related diabetes was mainly seen in people who were very overweight but metabolically much closer to normal than those in cluster three; Cluster five – mild age-related diabetes patients developed symptoms when they were significantly older than in other groups and their disease tended to be milder.

Doctor Emily Burns, from Diabetes UK, said understanding the diseases could help “personalise treatments and potentially reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications in the future”.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/925631/health-lottery-Health-Games-launch-new-gaming-site-uk-good-causes

The Healthy Lottery has launched a new gaming site to support good causes across the UK. Health Games will allow gaming fans to play slot and instant win games while donating a portion of its profits to UK health-related charities. Since the launch of the Health Lottery six years ago, ninety six million pounds has been raised for good causes and more than one hundred twenty eight million pounds given out in prizes. The lottery, which is operated by Northern & Shell, represents fifty one society lotteries across Britain.

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Television and press advertisements to support the launch of Health Games are set to air on March nine, two thousand eighteen. The launch of Health Games follows last month’s announcement of the Health Lottery’s long-term partnership with Gaming Realms programmable logic controller.
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Northern & Shell has also announced that it intends to bid for The National Lottery licence in two years. The company is hoping to take the larger National Lottery franchise when it comes up for renewal in two thousand nineteen.Camelot has run the lottery since it was established by John Major’s government in nineteen ninety four and holds the rights to continue doing so until at least two thousand twenty three.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/03/admissions-to-hospital-for-drug-related-mental-health-problems-soar

NHS figures reveal that soaring numbers of children, young people and pensioners in England are being taken to hospital after suffering serious mental disorders as a result of taking drugs.
Hospitals are treating more than double the number of people for what the NHS calls “drug-related mental and behavioural disorders” than they did ten years ago. The statistics record damaging changes to people’s mental states as a result of taking illicit drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine, and also from the use of painkillers, alcohol and solvents. Victims have needed urgent medical attention for acute intoxication due to drugs, and symptoms of both dependence and withdrawal from them, as well as psychotic disorders and amnesia caused by taking them.

The latest data on people treated because of drug misuse, issued by NHS Digital, the health service’s statistical arm, shows that in two thousand sixteen and two thousands seventeen hospitals in England admitted eighty two thousand one hundred thirty five people of all ages for these types of problems. That was one hundred fifteen percent more than the thirty eight thousand one hundred seventy they treated as inpatients for such episodes in two thousand six and two thousand seven.

The biggest rise has been among people in the decade after retirement. The number of sixty five to seventy four-year-olds has soared by five hundred two percent over that time, from two hundred thirty two in two thousand six and two thousand seven to one thousand three hundred ninety seven in two thousand sixteen and two thousand seventeen. Numbers were also up among those aged seventy five and over, from one hundred eighty three to five hundred fifty nine – a rise of two hundred five percent.

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