Charity Welcomes National Study that Could Show How to Protect Everyone from MenB Meningitis and Septicaemia

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Meningococcal B infection has for decades been the largest cause of life-threatening meningitisin the UK Teenagers carry the infection more than any other age group Introducing the MenB vaccine for babies was a major step forward, but only about one quarter of all cases occur in the under ones Government has now called for researchers to carry out a new study it is funding to find out whether vaccinating teenagers against MenB could prevent...

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World Cancer Day and the Movember Foundation join forces to support fight against cancer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

New partnership helps fulfill goal of a cooperative approach to cancer advocacy and prevention  The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) today welcomed the Movember Foundation as a Visionary Partner of World Cancer Day, a global movement that unites the world to reduce the global cancer burden under the one banner. This partnership displays a working example of fulfilling the goals set out by World Cancer Day to ‘develop unprecedented...

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Nature scenes inspire at new Ipswich Macmillan cancer centre

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Giant murals are bringing the outdoors to patients at the new £4.7m Woolverstone Macmillan Cancer Centre in Suffolk, thanks to a collaboration between leading arts & health consultants Willis Newson and Macmillan Cancer Support. The new Woolverstone Macmillan Centre at Ipswich was completed in June 2016 and was the result of a substantial extension and reconfiguration of the existing Oncology and Haematology Day Unit. The old unit was very...

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Study gives insights into the diets of children living in poorer households

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

A study commissioned by the Mayor’s Fund for London gives insights into diets of children living in poorer households. It shows that one in five children living in low-income households have a maximum of just one piece of fruit and veg a day, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 parents of children aged 4-16 has revealed those living in poorer households eating less fruit and veg, fewer meals and skipping breakfast more often. Eighteen per cent...

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A third of UK adults drink alcohol too much, just 6% want to cut down

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

One third (31%) of UK adults drink alcohol too much and are exceeding weekly alcohol guidelines, according to data from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace*, developed by VitalityHealth and delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer. Britain’s Healthiest Workplace studies both exposure to health risks, and people’s motivation to make changes to their health. Britain’s Healthiest Workplace investigates the...

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