Tagged: Professor Dame Sally Davies

Government invests £120 million to boost health research

Health Secretary invites researchers to help tackle the country’s biggest health challenges Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, announced today that £120 million will be invested in health research to benefit millions of patients and tackle some of the … Read more → – Government invests £120 million to boost health research

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Campaign warns people to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’ to stop the spread of flu

People are being urged to wash their hands regularly and throw used tissues away – ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It’ – in a bid to limit the spread of winter bugs, including norovirus and flu, Public Health Minister Anna … Read more → – Campaign warns people to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it’ to stop the spread of flu

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Government backs cutting edge medical technologies

Revolutionary new cancer test could change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated A new prototype cancer test that could help thousands of cancer patients is one of the five projects that has been awarded funding from our National Institute … Read more → – Government backs cutting edge medical technologies

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Action needed on liver disease, as CMO takes temperature of the country’s health

Comprehensive action is needed to stop the rising tide of liver disease, is one of the key findings to emerge from Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies first annual report that is launched today. The report, which is the … Read more → – Action needed on liver disease, as CMO takes temperature of the country’s health

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Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to modern health and we face a future without cures for infection if antibiotics are not used responsibly, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Dame Sally Davies warned today, on the eve … Read more → – Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

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Flu vaccination programme extended to all children

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today accept recommendations from UK immunisation experts to extend the flu vaccination programme to all children. The UK Government is already recognised to have one of the world’s most comprehensive vaccination programmes and under the … Read more → – Flu vaccination programme extended to all children

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Don’t look straight at the sun on 6 June

Find a safe way to watch the Transit of Venus People could permanently damage their eyesight and even risk blindness if they look directly at Venus passing across the face of the Sun after sunrise on 6 June, the Chief … Read more → – Don’t look straight at the sun on 6 June

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430,000 babies to be screened for five extra rare conditions in newborn screening pilot

More than 400,000 babies will be screened for debilitating, rare inherited conditions as part of a ground-breaking pilot to see if more rare illnesses can be identified early on and get babies the best treatment possible so they stand a … Read more → – 430,000 babies to be screened for five extra rare conditions in newborn screening pilot

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Becoming a world-leader for a dementia friendly society, care and research

The Prime Minister has announced his commitment to make the UK a world leader on dementia. In England 670,000 people have dementia and the number of people developing the disease is increasing. One in three people will develop dementia and … Read more → – Becoming a world-leader for a dementia friendly society, care and research

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Alcohol industry sheds a billion units to cut hospital admissions and 1,000 deaths

A billion units of alcohol will be shed by the alcohol industry through an ambitious plan to help customers drink within guidelines, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today. The initiative, which is part of the Responsibility Deal, is being spearheaded … Read more → – Alcohol industry sheds a billion units to cut hospital admissions and 1,000 deaths

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