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News in numbers: November/December 2022

A breakdown of recent community health news, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

In a study of more than 150,000 people in their 60s and 70s, those who took the NHS-recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week lived longer than those who didn’t

People who combined regular aerobic exercise with muscle-strengthening activities once or twice a week fared even better: they had a 47% lower risk of dying from any cause, apart from cancer, over the next 9 years – than those who were not active at all

74% of younger people with cancer were worried about the cost of food over the next 12 months More than half of the 2000 18- to 39-year-olds with cancer surveyed by Macmillan and Virgin Money said they needed more financial support to manage the rising cost of living 11% said they’ve had to delay or cancel medical appointments due to the cost of petrol

There is a  3.3 tımes elevated risk of burnout by healthcare professionals who worked during the pandemic compared with non-healthcare professionals, despite similar rates of mental health issues, a study suggests

Just 68.7% of patients at Scotland’s A&E departments were dealt with within the 4-hour target in August, the worst figures on record Despite fewer people attending A&E, the number waiting longer than 4 hours rose to 41,112 patients

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BBC. (2022) NHS to get 1,000 extra staff to cope with winter pressures – Yousaf. See: (accessed 19 October 2022).

Gerken T. (2022) NHS app hits 30 million downloads in England. BBC News. See: (accessed 19 October 2022).

Gorzelitz J, Trabert B, Katki HA et al. (2022) Independent and joint associations of weightlifting and aerobic activity with all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 27 September 2022. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-105315. See: (accessed 19 October 2022).

Kapil V, Collett G, Godec T et al. (2022) Longitudinal comparisons of mental health, burnout and well-being in patient-facing, non-patient-facing healthcare professionals and non-healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from the CoPE-HCP study. BJPsych Open 8(5): E173.

Le Poidevin O. (2022) Cost of living: young cancer patients ‘in a desperate situation’. BBC. See: (accessed 19 October 2022).

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