Category: Health and Wellbeing

There are many diets, fads and crazes that promise quick weight loss, drastic results but actually fail to deliver long term. This is because the only way to get your health to where you want to be it is to…

   On Monday, the NHS launched its Long Term Plan – with a focus on prevention, includes mental & physical health, community approaches, children and young people, and increased control for patients. This week’s guest blog looks at the Halton Lea Healthy…

New research has identified the factors that enable people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible. Led by the University of Exeter, the research seeks to inform support services and guide policy on where resources should…

…Defining and measuring loneliness isn’t an easy task, primarily because it’s subjective in nature. This research used an index to measure loneliness among older people in by small areas within one London borough, Southwark (the technical term for the areas…

Responding to a report by Public Health England¹ which shows that there is still not enough progress being made by the food industry to meet reduced salt targets, BMA board of science chair, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar, said: “This report…

      Responding to the King’s Fund report on staff shortages in the home care sector, Nadra Ahmed OBE, co-convenor of the Cavendish Coalition and Chairman of National Care Association, said: “It is vital the Government gets its new…

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…