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Stress and Gender

Do men and women have different reactions to stress, biologically and psychologically? If so, does how does this affect their health and longevity? 

Women and Alcohol

Does alcohol affect women’s bodies differently from men’s? What are the health implications? 

The Government’s Updated Childhood Obesity Plan - Our Verdict.

One in five children aged 10-11 are already obese. Will the government's updated Childhood Obesity Plan start to tackle this major public health challenge?

Heart Attack Prevention

What is a Heart Attack? What are the symptoms? What are the main risk factors? How can we reduce the risk?

Walking and Health

How good for your health is walking? How much should you do? What if you have a health condition or are a wheelchair user? Can apps help?


Why might chocolate be good for us? How reliable is the evidence? Does it matter what kind of chocolate we eat? Can we become addicted?

Supporting Elderly Parents 

Are you caring for elderly parents or an elderly partner? If so, here are more than fifty organisations that may be able to help.


What is flu? Is it ever fatal? Who is most vulnerable? What can we do to avoid getting it? Should we be worried about a flu pandemic?  

Cold Weather Health Risks

Winter weather can bring snow, frost and ice. Does it also bring health risks? 

Preventing Falls as you get older – How exercise can help

Why is this important? Around 1 in 3 adults living at home and aged over 65 fall each year. This can knock not just their body but also their confidence, their independence and their mental health i.e. it has psychological impact too. 

Supporting Elderly Parents

Are you caring for elderly parents or an elderly partner? If so, here are more than fifty organisations that may be able to help.

Vitamin D under the spotlight

Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with a range of diseases. So if we increase our Vitamin D levels will that protect us? Who is most at risk of Vitamin D deficiency? 

Preventing Obesity

What can we do to combat obesity – and how important are exercise and diet? Preventing Obesity – Our Top Tips are as follows: 

What causes Obesity - the test of time

Many causes of obesity have been suggested. What does the test of time indicate?

What determines our Food Choices 

What factors influence the types of food we eat and how much, what are the health implications and how early in life do we develop a taste for certain types of food? 

How to ensure we eat more healthily

In our article What determines our food choices we identified a range of factors, some of which were encouraging unhealthy eating. So here we suggest ways of achieving a healthier diet. 

Intergenerational Fairness 

Age Watch welcomes the House of Lords Select Committee’s call for evidence on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision, as there are clearly important generational differences. 

Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body 

Four widely accepted means of improving our physical health are: Not smoking, Eating healthy, Exercising, Limiting alcohol consumption. Might these also help improve our mental health?

Organic Food

What is organic food? Is it safer or more nutritious than conventionally farmed food? What food safety tips should we be following? 

Gut Health

Why does our gut health (i.e. our digestive health) matter? What can we do to improve it? How might this influence our health?

Excercise and Cancer

Can exercise reduce the risk of cancer? Can it help tackle some of the side effects of cancer treatment? Can it improve your chances of surviving cancer? What sort of exercise are we talking about?

Stroke Prevention Guidelines

How serious a health risk are strokes? Who is at greatest risk? Can a healthy diet reduce the risk? What else can we do? And can this help reduce the risk of other serious illnesses?


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