UK doctors have come out in support of E-cigs, stating there is resounding evidence of them being safer than normal cigarettes and that they can be a real aid to people attempting to quit. …to read the rest of this article click here »
This year’s World No Tobacco asks everyone to get ready for plain packaging!
On 31st May 2016 the World Health Organisation (WHO) is this year focussing its annual World No tobacco Day on plain or standardised packaging with the hope of bringing it in worldwide. …to read the rest of this article click here »
This May why not pledge to fit just 20 minutes of walking into your day?
Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is promoting its annual National Walking Month with a drive to get you walking just 20 minutes a day. With their call for you to #TRY20 they are hoping to “create a walking nation where people of all generations enjoy the benefits that this simple act brings”
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Today is World Health Day and the focus for 2016 is beating Diabetes. In 2013 368 million people worldwide had Diabetes, in 2012 it was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths. The epidemic is rapidly increasing in many countries around the world and something needs to be done. …to read the rest of this article click here »
Chancellor George Osbourne has announced a tax on sugary drinks in his 2016 Budget.
An estimated £520million will be raised by the new tax which will be spent on sport in schools. …to read the rest of this article click here »
New NHS guidelines on preventing stillbirths show stopping smoking to be a key element.
For the first time NHS England has published advice for parents doctors and midwifes to help prevent stillbirths. Stopping smoking is at the very heart of this new advice. Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England says …to read the rest of this article click here »
New figures released by ONS show a slight increase in smoking rates amongst young women, bucking the general trend which continues to fall. …to read the rest of this article click here »
This year’s campaign is Kidney Disease & Children to help protect kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease. …to read the rest of this article click here »
Living healthily in midlife can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond. On the 7th of March Public health England launched a new campaign to encourage healthy living in later life. But it isn’t about staying healthy when you get older, it’s also about thinking ahead to what you want when you get there. …to read the rest of this article click here »
Many people make promises at the start of a new year to improve their diet, exercise more or drink less… but how many keep those promises? Here are some top tips to help you improve your chances from psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire. …to read the rest of this article click here »