Posts tagged “Public Health England”

Public Health England urges over 40’s to walk faster amid inactivity concerns

August 29th, 2017

Public Health England is urging over 40’s to walk faster in a bid to tackle rising levels of inactivity. Officials from the body are encouraging middle-aged people to start walking more frequently to boost activity levels. Statistics show that people over the age of 40 are doing less exercise than ever and this could result […]

Leading GP Describes 5-a-Day Target as ‘Unrealistic’

November 22nd, 2016
Leading GP Describes 5-a-Day Target as ‘Unrealistic’

The new chair of the Royal College of GPs has described the 5-a-day target as ‘unrealistic’. Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard stated that many people may find it difficult to consume five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. She added that recommending two portions rather than five might be more realistic. Dr Stokes-Lampard’s comments go against […]

Lifestyle-Related Illnesses Cost NHS £11 Billion per Year

September 27th, 2016
Lifestyle-Related Illnesses Cost NHS £11 Billion per Year

Research conducted by Public Health England suggests that lifestyle-related illnesses cost the NHS billions of pounds per year. Officials from PHE claim that conditions linked to drinking, smoking and unhealthy eating habits cost the NHS £11 billion every year. They have warned that unless the NHS finds more effective ways to handle cases or prevent […]

PHE Issues Measles Warning During Festival Season

August 9th, 2016
PHE Issues Measles Warning During Festival Season

Public Health England has issued a measles warning during festival season. Representatives from the body have labelled summer festivals a “hotbed” for measles and encouraged those who haven’t had a measles vaccination to have one if they plan to attend a festival in the coming months. Statistics show that 36 cases of measles were recorded […]

Experts Advise Public to Wash Salad After Two Die of E.coli

July 19th, 2016
Experts Advise Public to Wash Salad After Two Die of E.coli

Health experts are advising people to wash salad before eating after two people died from E. coli. Public Health England has issued advice to shoppers, encouraging them to wash bags of salad before consumption in a bid to reduce risk of E.coli infection. Officials believe that pre-packed bags of salad that include rocket leaves, could be the […]

Public Health England Criticises New Advice to Increase Fat Intake

May 24th, 2016
Public Health England Criticises New Advice to Increase Fat Intake

Experts from Public Health England have hit out at new advice that advises people to increase their intake of fat. Chief nutritionist at the body, Dr Alison Tedstone, has branded advice from the National Obesity Forum “irresponsible and potentially deadly.” A new report published by the National Obesity Forum suggested eating more fat could reduce […]

‘Unhealthy Retirement’ Risk for the Middle Aged

March 7th, 2016
‘Unhealthy Retirement’ Risk for the Middle Aged

A new government campaign has warned that unhealthy middle-aged people need to make lifestyle improvements if they want to be healthy during retirement. The One You campaign, run by Public Health England, is encouraging people aged over 40 to give up smoking, drink less, exercise more and eat better. This is the UK’s first campaign […]

New Report Suggests Over 65s are Living for Longer Than Ever Before

February 16th, 2016
New Report Suggests Over 65s are Living for Longer Than Ever Before

A new report compiled by Public Health England suggests that over 65s are living for longer than ever before. The research claims that on average, men are living for 19 years and women for 21 years once they reach the milestone of 65 years old. Although the figures are positive, there are still concerns that […]

Aneurysm Screening Programme Has Detected 10,000 Aneurysms in Just 6 Years

January 6th, 2016

A national aneurysm screening programme introduced in 2009 has detected more than 10,000 aneurysms, according to the latest research. Aneurysms often cause no symptoms and the effects may not become apparent until they burst, often with fatal consequences. Until 2009, the incidence of fatal aortic abdominal aneurysms in the UK was the highest in Europe, but […]

Parents Encouraged to Get Sugar Smart with New App

January 4th, 2016
Parents Encouraged to Get Sugar Smart with New App

Parents are being encouraged to download a new free app in a bid to get sugar smart in the New Year. The app, which has been developed by Public Health England, enables parents to find out the sugar content of popular foods simply and quickly. All you have to do is scan the bar code […]

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