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Better support for cancer survivors

The growing number of people surviving cancer should for the first time be given comprehensive emotional and social care support, as well as medical treatment, … Read more → – Better support for cancer survivors

Commitment to reducing premature mortality welcomed

Leading health charities including Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Stroke Association have welcomed the launch of ‘Living Well for Longer: a call … Read more → – Commitment to reducing premature mortality welcomed

Call to action on reducing avoidable deaths

Improvements in the fight against the 5 major causes of death, including new plans to tackle cardiovascular disease, could save 30,000 lives by 2020, Health … Read more → – Call to action on reducing avoidable deaths

CVD strategy sets out 10 actions

The Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy provides advice to local authority and NHS commissioners and providers about actions to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes. It sets out … Read more → – CVD strategy sets out 10 actions

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New type of bowel cancer discovered | Cancer Research UK

A more aggressive sub-type with a worse outcome than other colon cancers, its discovery has allowed a quick easy test to be developed. Read more »New type of bowel cancer discovered | Cancer Research UK

What we die of | The Guardian

Infograph: These figures show the primary cause of death recorded on death certificates in 2011 Read more »What we die of | The Guardian

Cancer survivors need 'recovery package' | BBC News

All cancer patients should receive a "recovery package" at the end of their treatment offering ongoing support. Read more »Cancer survivors need 'recovery package' | BBC News

Cigarettes and tobacco to be sold in plain packs | Scotsman.com

Scotland is set to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products to meet ambitious target to cut rates of smoking across the country. Read more »Cigarettes and tobacco to be sold in plain packs | Scotsman.com

Healthy life expectancy shorter in the UK | Guardian

Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, calls for action and describes Britain's performance as shocking compared with other countries Read more »Healthy life expectancy shorter in the UK | Guardian

UK 'fares badly in European health league table' | BBC

The UK is lagging behind progress by similar countries on many indicators for ill-health, research suggests. Read more »UK 'fares badly in European health league table' | BBC