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Right Test, Right Time

Asha Kaur, Policy Officer at Bowel Cancer UK, writes about the need to deliver the ‘right test at the right time’ for patients with suspected … Read more → – Right Test, Right Time

Why the UK’s high child mortality rate cannot be ignored

Dr Ingrid Wolfe writes about why the UK has poor child mortality rates and how we can reverse this. Healthy children make healthy adults, prevention … Read more → – Why the UK’s high child mortality rate cannot be ignored

Celebrating the unsung heroes of public health

In April, we held a Celebration Event at the House of Lords to recognise the wonderful work done by some of England’s unsung heroes of … Read more → – Celebrating the unsung heroes of public health

Treating the body and not just the mind

Mark Winstanley, Acting CEO of Rethink Mental Illness, writes about the focus on mental illness in Living Well For Longer. There was genuine excitement at … Read more → – Treating the body and not just the mind

Earlier diagnosis needed for cancer

Mike Hobday, Director of Research and Policy at Macmillan Cancer Support, discusses the importance of early diagnosis. Last week Macmillan Cancer Support revealed that tens … Read more → – Earlier diagnosis needed for cancer

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9 Jun: Delicious/rpmp

CQC: New report into transition to adult health care

The CQC's report finds that young people with physical disabilities or illnesses do not always receive the necessary care and support when they move … Read more »CQC: New report into transition to adult health care

9 Jun: Delicious/rpmp

BBC: Aspirin 'not best' for preventing strokes

Hundreds of thousands of patients will be affected when NICE recommends doctors prescribe Warfarin or other blood thinners, but not aspirin, to … Read more »BBC: Aspirin 'not best' for preventing strokes

20 May: Delicious/rpmp

BBC: "Mediterranean" diet lowers blood pressure

Scientists say the combination of leafy greens and olive oil forms nitro fatty acids which lower blood pressure. Read more »BBC: "Mediterranean" diet lowers blood pressure

20 May: Delicious/rpmp

BBC: Regulate food like tobacco

Campaigners call for more regulation of the food industry and the adoption of more stringent rules about ingredients and advertising of processed … Read more »BBC: Regulate food like tobacco

20 May: Delicious/rpmp

BBC: Two meals a day to treat type 2 diabetes?

Researchers found volunteers who ate two meals a day lost more weight than those who ate six, and their blood sugar dropped. Read more »BBC: Two meals a day to treat type 2 diabetes?

15 May: Delicious/rpmp

BBC: Asthma complacency costs lives

The National Review of Asthma Deaths says sufferers and medics must be better at recognising the danger signs. Read more »BBC: Asthma complacency costs lives

15 May: Delicious/rpmp

Guardian: Andrew Marr missed stroke warning signs

Andrew Marr thought his strokes were "just a funny turn" until he had a major one. Read more »Guardian: Andrew Marr missed stroke warning signs