Public health

New era of dementia research in UK places ‘new treatments front and centre’

The United Kingdom’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has launched a new strategy dedicated to driving forward treatment development. The strategy is supported by Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, who described it as “an important step … Read more → – New era of dementia research in UK places ‘new treatments front and centre’

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Act FAST shows anyone can be a stroke saver

The Act FAST campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the signs of stroke, is back on television. Following a successful Act FAST campaign last year, the NHS in England saw a 25 percent rise in stroke related 999 calls, … Read more → – Act FAST shows anyone can be a stroke saver

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Government drive to help cut salt consumption by a quarter

A major drive to help reduce the amount of salt we eat by a quarter, including by setting targets with food companies, has been launched by Public Health Minister Anna Soubry. More than half the public (53 percent) rarely, or … Read more → – Government drive to help cut salt consumption by a quarter

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Smoking cessation: quality standard consultation

NICE is consulting on a draft quality standard for smoking cessation. The consultation period will end 10 April 2013. Read the documents

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Be Clear on Cancer: Programme for 2013/14

The Department of Health, NHS CB and Public Health England have written to the NHS and local authorities to announce provisional plans  for the Be Clear on Cancer campaigns in 2013/14. The programme will begin with a national reminder lung … Read more → – Be Clear on Cancer: Programme for 2013/14

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