Twitter has been as busy as ever this past week with health and lifestyle news. Here are some of our favourite posts:
Monday saw this interesting tweet from myAllergy on the subject of exercise-induced food allergies. This is when a food allergy is triggered by physical activity, and exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) or food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) are examples of this (a subject we’ve discussed with Allergy UK). In such cases, speaking to a specialist and developing a management plan for exercise can help to reduce the likelihood of flare-ups.
On Tuesday, Health Equalities Group shared this item from the Guardian. The article reported on a study of 400 children, which suggested that those who see adverts for e-cigarettes may be more prone to underestimating the risks associated with vaping.
The valuable campaign #GiveUpLovingPop (or GULP for short) is run by Food Active, and aims to increase understanding of the numerous effects of sugary drinks on health. On Wednesday, they shared this news piece from (the aptly-named) Wired magazine, highlighting the sugar content of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (up to 63g per serving).
As we’ve mentioned before, the daily total sugars RI for an adult is 90 grams; but the recommended upper limit of added sugar is actually much less than this (total sugars means sugars from all food types, while food and drink containing added sugar should account for no more than five percent of an adult’s calorie intake). Obviously sugar and syrups added to hot beverages fall into this category.
This blog post from Arthritis Foundation caught our eye on Thursday, which discusses the sleep problems often associated with fibromyalgia, a condition characterised by chronic pain. Daniel Clauw MD, a specialist in anaesthesiology and rheumatology, offers some helpful advice on how to improve sleep hygiene.
And lastly on Friday, Marie Ennis O’Connor shared this item from Pharmaphorum, introducing England’s new cancer database. The Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) dataset will carry extensive nationwide data on the drugs being used in treatment, helping experts to identify which candidates are making the most difference; and furthermore, which options might be better candidates for NHS funding.
As always, you can stay up to date with all the latest health and lifestyle articles by heading over to @treated_com and hitting the follow button.