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●    More than a third of hospitals in London are in areas where air pollution is ‘likely to rise above legal levels’ ●    University College Hospital in Fitzrovia and Marylebone-based Western Eye Hospital are surrounded by the most…

 This week’s guest blog is from Larissa Pople, Senior Researcher at The Children’s Society, on their latest Good Childhood Report, published this week. It is their annual digest of the latest trends, statistics and findings relating to children’s self-reported wellbeing…

Our care system is close to breaking down and debates about greater levels of funding are being accompanied by the start of some discussions about what else needs to be done.  On the progressive wing, once the shouting from the…

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Wholly Owned Companies: When Lying is institutionalised There is something rotten in our NHS when hundreds of Directors and senior managers are prepared to mislead their staff and the public so they can get the benefit of tax advantages that…

fitness and activity

– Almost two thirds admit to providing amateur fitness advice to friends and family – – Workplaces up and down the country are most susceptible to this kind of unsound advice – – 68% of women admit they have given…

You can’t eat food after the “Best before” date.  This is not true! The best before date is a confusing little date, that tells you when you a recommended date that the food you have will be at its absolute…

Ahead of next week’s publication of the evidence review on Family, Outdoor Recreation and Wellbeing we gain an insight from Jenifer White from Historic England on the historic and cultural importance of public parks, the benefits to mental health and…

Food, work, stress- Image of fruit as part of a good sugar reduced diet

A survey commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that faddy diets and poor knowledge of nutrition are putting the nation’s bone health at risk. Commenting on the survey findings, Dietitian Dr Carrie Ruxton, said: “Calcium…

CANCER RESEARCH UK RESPONDS TO NEWS THAT BOWEL SCREENING WILL BEGIN AT 50 INSTEAD OF 60 Today (Friday) the Department of Health & Social Care and Public Health England announced that they will be lowering the age at which people are first invited…

This week we launched a new Commission on Workers and Technology chaired by Yvette Cooper MP. The two year commission organised by the trade union Community and the Fabian Society will identify the immediate actions that government, employers and trade…