The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said all children should be weighed every year to reduce obesity.
A report published by the college has warned that if trends continue around 23% of boys will be obese by 2030. In the poorest areas of Britain this figure could rise to one third.
The RCPCH said childhood obesity is now ‘a national public health and clinical priority’. They then called on GPs to weigh children annually.
A retail scale, or price computing scale as they are also known, are specialist industrial scales that are used to calculate an item’s price based on its weight.
Commercial weighing scales will typically have displays front and rear - for the user and for the customers. They are perfect for market traders or small shops.
Back in August, we revealed Marsden would be supporting the journey of Lucy Pheiffer - the daughter of former Marsden Managing Director John Tooher - as she cycled across Zambia to raise money for charity WaterAid.
The journey, which was taken as part of Cycle Zambia, took Lucy and her team from Lusaka to Victoria Falls, a distance of over 500km – raising over £4000 for two Malawi villages desperately in need of clean water and sanitary facilities in the process.
With the Patient Transfer Scale available to buy from next month, the word is spreading. Our pre-production model has hit the road and hospitals across the UK are getting a glimpse of how this brand new weighing scale could 'revolutionise' patient care.
Last week we mentioned that the PTS featured in the Daily Record, which highlighted how inventor Gillian Taylor’s son Josh had influenced the idea.
If you've ever needed an affordable chair scale - like the M-225 - but wished the seat could be a little bit wider to accommodate more patients, take a look at the latest addition to our chair scales range.
This week, we introduced the M-230. It boasts the same indicator as the M-225, with large LCD display, Body Surface Area (BSA) calculation and 180 hours of battery power. However, the M-230’s seat is wider by 60mm. This makes it a more versatile alternative to the M-225.
Just like the M-225, with accuracy to the nearest 100g it can be used when measuring weight for critical diagnosis. But aside from a wider seat, why is this new scale right for you?
The Patient Transfer Scale has the potential to ‘revolutionise’ hospital weighing and bring ‘huge benefits’ to patients, according to staff at NHS Lanarkshire.
But, as explained in yeserday’s Daily Record, the new PTS has a very personal twist.
The origins of the PTS came from the experiences of inventor Gillian Taylor and her own son, Josh - as this blog post explains.
There is a “need for guidelines on pregnancy weight gain in the UK,” and it is “a real concern some midwives do not have access to weighing scales”, according to the Royal College of Midwives, reported in the Times and the Guardian this morning.
The latest study into pregnancy weight by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, published here, said gaining too much weight during pregnancy could put the future offspring at an increased risk of insulin resistance, and affect their blood pressure in childhood. In previous studies, unhealthy weight gain during pregnancy has been linked to various problems relating to the size of the baby and the delivery.
Marsden scales have found their way into countless numbers of places over the years. They are now found in most NHS hospitals, as well as a number of leading organisations in British and overseas industry.
And every so often they pop up on television, too. Last week the B-100 Bench Scale, our best-selling stainless steel scale, made an appearance on BBC One’s Celebrity Masterchef. But this isn’t the first time Marsden scales have been televised - we take a look at some of our TV appearances in recent years.