Medical chief: Being overweight becoming seen as normal

Being overweight is becoming seen as normal, the Chief Medical Officer for England has warned. In her annual report on the state of the public’s health, she also called to investigate possible link between deafness and blindness and dementia.

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Deaf and blind people 'may have higher dementia risk'

Deaf and blind people may be at higher risk of developing dementia, England's Chief Medical Officer has warned.

Dame Sally Davies said although the data was not conclusive, investigating a possible link between sight or hearing impairment and diseases such as Alzheimer's could aid doctors' understanding of dementia.

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