Posts tagged “Public Health England”

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 […]

Antibiotic Resisting Bacteria Discovered in UK ‘Last Resort’ Treatment

December 22nd, 2015
Antibiotic Resisting Bacteria Discovered in UK ‘Last Resort’ Treatment

Scientists in the UK have discovered bacteria that are resistant to a form of antibiotic called colistin. This discovery is of the utmost significance as colistin is often given to patients as a last resort. Last month, resistant bacteria were identified in China and experts warned that the discovery marked the beginning of a ‘post-antibiotic […]

Health Experts Issue Warning Over Mad Friday Alcohol Consumption

December 18th, 2015
Health Experts Issue Warning Over Mad Friday Alcohol Consumption

Party goers have been warned to drink responsibly this Mad Friday, one of the busiest nights of the year for pubs and clubs across Britain. Officials believe that the last weekend before Christmas could see alcohol-fuelled emergencies rise by up to 50%. According to health campaigners, alcohol sales during the month of December could reach […]

Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

November 12th, 2015
Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

Some leading health experts have suggested that ‘fat letters’, letters sent to parents to inform them that their child is overweight, should be scrapped in favour of more effective measures. Currently, the National Child Measurement Programme produces weight measurements for children when they start and finish primary school. When children are found to be overweight, […]

Smaller Portions Lead to Smaller Obesity Rates, Experts Say

September 15th, 2015
Smaller Portions Lead to Smaller Obesity Rates, Experts Say

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have called for smaller portion sizes in a bid to reduce rates of obesity. Researchers carried out a review of more than 60 studies and found that reducing portion size could make a major difference to rates of obesity in the future. The research team found that people are […]

New Study Recommends Iodine Supplements for Pregnant Women

August 11th, 2015
New Study Recommends Iodine Supplements for Pregnant Women

Researchers are recommending iodine supplements for pregnant women in a bid to save the NHS money and improve the health and cognitive function of babies born in the UK. The study findings, which have been published in The Lancet, suggest that taking iodine supplements on a daily basis could boost IQ scores and improve overall […]

Health Experts Recommend Meningitis Vaccinations Ahead of University New Year

August 4th, 2015
Health Experts Recommend Meningitis Vaccinations Ahead of University New Year

Health experts are urging 17 and 18 years old heading off to college or university to have a vaccination to protect them against a life-threatening strain of meningitis known as MenW. GP surgeries across the country are inviting teenagers and first-time students under the age of 25 to have the vaccine in the run-up to […]

Could Mosquitoes Bring Tropical Diseases to the UK?

March 24th, 2015
Could Mosquitoes Bring Tropical Diseases to the UK?

Experts have warned that mosquitoes could bring tropical diseases including dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK. Writing in the Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, experts warned that the milder climates of the UK could provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, increasing the risk of some infectious diseases. Representatives from Public Health England […]

Fluoridation To Be Re-Assessed

November 18th, 2013
Fluoridation To Be Re-Assessed

After the debacle surrounding Southampton city council, the government has decided to carry out a complete review of the benefits of adding fluoride to water. The Department of Health has asked Public Health England (PHE) to review evidence and report back to Parliament by the 15th December. A spokesperson for the Department of Health told […]

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