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UK government to cut 20% of calories in popular foods

UK government to cut 20% of calories in popular foods

In a bid to tackle childhood and adult obesity, Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are taking...
Toxic substances affecting health found in carpets sold in the EU

Toxic substances affecting health found in carpets sold in the EU

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) have warned that toxic substances linked to a variety of long...
WHO says stay alert and help vulnerable as cold weather grips Europe

WHO says stay alert and help vulnerable as cold weather grips Europe

A wave of severe cold weather has hit Europe this week, and the World Health Organization has warned people to stay alert and help...
Mental health experts oppose gaming disorder classification

Mental health experts oppose gaming disorder classification

36 internationally renowned and respected mental health experts, leading social scientists and academics have banded together to oppose the World Health Organization’s (WHO) plans...
70% of millennials to be overweight or obese by middle age

70% of millennials to be overweight or obese by middle age

More than 70% of millennials are expected to be overweight or obese by middle age, according to new research by Cancer Research UK. Millennials are...
£45m funding boost set to revolutionise brain tumour research

£45m funding boost set to revolutionise brain tumour research

UK brain tumour research is set to be revolutionised with £45m (~€50m) worth of funding by the department of health and social care and...
UK mental health trusts have less income than in 2011-12

UK mental health trusts have less income than in 2011-12

New figures analysed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that mental health trusts have less money to spend on patient care than they...
Moving AMR policy into action with BSAC

Moving AMR policy into action

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) was founded in 1971, and facilitates the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial...
Pfalzklinikum: Mental health in the Rhineland-Palatinate

Pfalzklinikum provides mental health and neurology services in the Rhineland-Palatinate

Pfalzklinikum is a provider of mental health and neurology services in the Rhineland-Palatinate in southwest Germany with over 2,000 employees in 14 locations. Its work...
World leaders join new commission to tackle noncommunicable diseases

World leaders join new commission to tackle noncommunicable diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has today announced a new high-level commission that aims to put an end to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The new WHO...
Oncology supportive care will increase as cancer sufferers live longer

Oncology supportive care will increase as cancer sufferers live longer

The need for effective oncology supportive care will increase in the next decade as cancer patients are living longer and cancer is becoming more...
Flu vaccine uptake low in Europe

Flu vaccine uptake low in Europe

The uptake of flu vaccine among high-risk groups has dropped in Europe, and there are concerns that low uptake will make it harder to...
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), members of the European Commission discuss the issue and what needs to...
E-cigarettes pose ‘small’ risk, says Public Health England

E-cigarettes pose ‘small’ risk, says Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) has published an updated e-cigarettes evidence review which reveals that e-cigarette smoking has had a positive impact on the use...
EU ministers meet to discuss air pollution issue

EU ministers meet to discuss air pollution issue

European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from nine member states to convene in Brussels, Belgium, today (30 January) to find solutions...
Brexit could disrupt medicine supplies to patients

Brexit could disrupt medicine supplies to patients across Europe

The impact of Brexit could cause major delays in the supply of medicines to patients across Europe, according to a briefing paper from the...
Innovating wound care

Innovating wound care

Professor Michael Clark, Maureen Fallon and Professor Keith Harding, of the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, advocate a system approach to value-based wound care. The impact...
AI, robotics and the transformation of healthcare

AI, robotics and the transformation of healthcare

AI and robotics will shape the future of healthcare delivery, but only if we let them, argues PwC’s Brian Pomering. Would you trust a diagnosis...
How does the environment affect our health?

How does the environment affect our health?

Génon K Jensen, the founder and executive director of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), reflects on the countless ways in which our physical...
Gap widens on UK mental health funding

Gap widens on UK mental health funding

The spending gap for NHS mental health providers and NHS acute hospitals widened slightly last year, a new report from The King’s Fund says. Analysis...

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