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New analysis shows the prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle behaviours in adults and the number of those with more than one risk factor to their health. A multiple risk score is calculated by combining information on whether individuals: Smoke cigarettes Drink…

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Children of obese parents are more likely to be obese themselves than children whose parents are not overweight or obese, according to NHS Digital figures released today. The Health Survey for England 20171 monitors trends in the nation’s health and…

…The Centre is part of the What Works Network, which work together to make evidence on ‘what works’ accessible for decision-makers across a range of sectors. This blog is a collaboration between different centres in the network. Things that affect…

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It can take up to a year for some bowel cancer patients in the UK to start treatment, according to international research co-ordinated by Cancer Research UK and published in the British Medical Journal Open* today (Wednesday 28 November). Researchers…

Do you work with people with dementia in England? If the answer is yes, then we would like to invite you to complete our short, online survey about whether and if there is ‘a best time’ for a person with dementia to…

DeSTRESS CONFERENCE 2019 POVERTY, PATHOLOGY AND PILLS TUESDAY, 15 & WEDNESDAY,  16 JANUARY FRANK & STEEL ROOMS, WELLCOME COLLECTION 183 Euston Road, London   This two day symposium: Examines the impact of poverty on mental health through the lives and experiences…

   Lessons from one community sport organisation’s evaluation. …Given that many young people take part in sport on a regular basis and being active is proven to contribute to positive wellbeing, it makes sense to explore what role, if any,…

The North’s poor productivity connected to health for first time Outlines a new way of tackling productivity issues in UK through health Tackling North’s health could generate an additional £13.2bn a year Workers with ill health in the North are…

Over the last ten years, episodes of adults aged 65 and over being admitted to hospital has increased by over 2 million, equating to 62% of hospital beds occupied by those in this age bracket. In combination with the vast…