Report calls for presciption of exercise as an effective and cheap ‘medicine’

We know that exercise is key in both preventing and managing disease, but the Sport and Exercise Medicine Committee Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians has found that doctors and other health professionals may lack knowledge about the benefits of exercise and also practical skills in the prescription of exercise to patients for [read the full story…]

New report highlights the complex relationship between obesity and alcohol

Alcohol and food; the two have gone together ever since, well, alcohol was first discovered. Intentionally fermented drinks existed at least as early as the Neolithic period (around 10,000 B.C.) and wine appears in Egyptian pictographs from around 4,000 B.C. We can dip into any number of books and personal accounts from past centuries and find [read the full story…]

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