Navigation Links
New Year starts with focus on healthy living
Date:12/18/2008

Most people know that how we live our lives effects our health so what influences our decisions to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Why do health professionals like doctors and counsellors do and say what they do? How can public policy, health services, schools and education, the workplace, the internet, and community in which we live be used to support healthier living? For instance, can exercise help with addiction? How can schools promote healthy living? What could we all do to live better and healthier in 2009? The start of a New Year gives many people an opportunity to change their lifestyle but will they stick with it?

These questions, and many others, will be addressed in Exeter (UK) on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 January at the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine annual conference.

Hosted by the University of Exeter and Peninsula Medical School the two-day conference will bring together over 100 of the UK's leading experts on behavioural medicine. Featuring high profile work from the UK's National Prevention Research Initiative, the conference focuses on how our behaviour affects our health, and the processes by which those behaviours can be altered to improve our health and prevent illness.

The conference is also about getting evidence into practice, to ensure that science ends up making a positive contribution to improving quality of life and health care for large numbers of people.

Dr Colin Greaves of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint entity of the universities of Exeter and Plymouth, said: "Behavioural medicine is about tackling the root causes of some of the biggest health problems in our society tackling the low-active lifestyles and weight problems which are causing huge increases in diabetes and heart disease; stopping smoking, excessive drinking and drug use, which cause problems in society as well as health problems. It is also about helping people to manage long-term illnesses once they occur how can you help people to manage their depression or diabetes better for instance? The aim of behavioural medicine is to bring together theoretical insights from behavioural, social and population health scientists with real-world experience from doctors and nurses and patients and health services researchers. By putting all these experts together, we can start to generate real-world solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the nation's health. At this conference we will be exploring the latest and most groundbreaking research to discover how we can support people of all ages to live and enjoy healthier lives. We are proud to be hosting this major conference in Exeter this year and look forward to welcoming over 100 guests to the city."

The conference will be held at the the University of Exeter and will open with speeches by Professor Sir John Tooke, Dean of the Peninsula Medical School, Professor Martin Eccles, President of UK Society of Behavioural Medicine and Professor Ray Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the National Prevention Research Initiative. Over the two days, experts from universities and research institutes from across the UK will share their research on issues related to the prevention and treatment of mental health problems, substance abuse and addiction, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other lifestyle-related diseases.

Professor Adrian Taylor of the University of Exeter's School of Sport and Health Sciences commented: "It seems fitting to be hosting this conference in January, when we all have good intentions about living a healthier life over the coming year. Many people fail to keep up with their New Year resolutions of giving up smoking, eating more healthily or become more physically active. But why? This conference will give leading experts a chance to share the latest research that explores how individuals, public and private services, and business can make a difference to the health and well-being of UK PLC."

Over the next three years, the University of Exeter is investing 80 million in science. Its investment is focused on five themes, one of which is translational medicine (putting scientific knowledge to work in the real world), personalised healthcare and public health.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Hoyle
s.hoyle@exeter.ac.uk
44-139-226-2062
University of Exeter
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Psychologists report that a gender gap in spatial skills starts in infancy
2. After Fits and Starts, New Hope for Psoriasis Patients
3. Bright Starts(TM) Adds New Twist to Old Favorites
4. Doctor Diabetic Supply Helps Diabetics to Receive Their Testing Supplies as Medicares Competitive Bidding Program Starts
5. Impliant Restarts European Clinical Activities for Patented TOPS(TM) Spine System
6. Global Healer and YouTube Guru, Dattatreya Siva Baba, Starts Worldwide City Tour, on July 2 in New York City: Grace Light Is Coming to Solve Mankinds Problems
7. Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts
8. FDA Starts Safety Review of Autoimmune Disorder Drugs
9. Haemacure Achieves Major Milestone - Starts Processing Plasma in Its New Fractionation Facility
10. Heart Disease Starts Early in Life
11. Mike Turner, Virginia Congressional Candidate, Starts Healthcare Countdown
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Holiday shopping, decorating, parties, family gatherings, ... stimuli that can put a great deal of stress on consumers this and ... gifts, food and festive gatherings can lead to excessive behaviors, which has an ...
(Date:12/10/2016)... ... ... When faced with having to use a toilet away from home an ... and contamination of children when they use public toilets. This inspired her to design ... face. , The patent-pending SANI-POCKET enables a person to use a public toilet in ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... Flottman Company is ... As a means of expanding capabilities Flottman has added a G&K Vijuk ... code professional inserts (PIs) and patient package inserts (PPIs) that will marry with ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... ... An inventor from Cana, Va., wanted to fulfill the need for a device ... The patent-pending SAFETY STRAP FOR AMPUTEES improves accessibility. It eliminates discrimination. It is also ... a matter of minutes, or even seconds. The SAFETY STRAP FOR AMPUTEES is a ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... "I ... said an inventor from Winchester, Va. "I thought that if the nebulizer had a ... treatments rather than fearing them." , He developed the patent-pending NEBY to avoid the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)...   Hudes Laser Aesthetica announced their ... Astanza Trinity laser and Astanza Liberty IPL technologies. ... removal, IPL hair removal, pigmented and vascular lesion ... Aesthetica is setting high standards for aesthetic clinics ... to deliver effective, long-lasting results. "Hudes ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... SARASOTA, Fla. , Dec. 9, 2016  Harmar Mobility, LLC ... officer and a member of the Board of Directors. ... ... Mr. ... and development of organizations across a variety of industries. He brings ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... DUBLIN , Dec 9, 2016 Research ... Vaccines Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... The global travel vaccines market ... The report covers the present scenario and the growth ... the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: