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Testing (12th Jul 12 at 9:21am UTC)
Diabetes checks 'should be available in job centres' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18797940

When carrying out general health checks it remains puzzling why spyrometry is not among the tests carried out, if a head in the sand approach is suitable for the third largest killer world wide, why are conditions with a lower mortality rate being sought out.
From European Commission statistics:
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Causes_of_death_statistics

Respiratory diseases

The highest death rates from respiratory diseases in 2009 were recorded in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium (2005 data), Denmark and Portugal. After cancer and circulatory diseases, this was the third most common cause of death in the EU-27 (with an average of 43.6 deaths per 100 000 inhabitants). Within this group of diseases, chronic lower respiratory diseases were the most common cause of mortality followed by pneumonia. Respiratory diseases are age-related with the vast majority of deaths from these diseases recorded among those aged 65 or more.
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Re: Testing (21st Nov 12 at 10:52pm UTC)
Routine ‘MOT’ style health checks like those used to check for the risk of heart disease in the over 40s do more harm than good, doctors argue today.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9690474/MOT-health-checks-do-more-harm-than-good.html
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