Tagged: public health

New institute to help narrow the health gap

A new UCL (University College London) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on the social determinants was launched today by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and Professor Sir Michael Marmot. Speaking at the international Social Determinants of … Read more → – New institute to help narrow the health gap

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Government’s lead public health official to move to world health organization

Professor David R Harper CBE, the Chief Scientist and Director General for Health Improvement and Protection at the Department of Health has announced that he will be moving to the World Health Organization, after eight years at the top level … Read more → – Government’s lead public health official to move to world health organization

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British Medical Association on smoking in cars

The British Medical Association has called for the ban on smoking to include private motor vehicles. In response, a Department of Health spokesperson said: “We do not believe that legislation is the most effective way to encourage people to change … Read more → – British Medical Association on smoking in cars

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Throat and liver cancer

Statistics published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the British Liver Trust show that Britain has the highest rates of throat cancer in Europe and that liver cancer deaths have risen by more than 70 per cent. In response, … Read more → – Throat and liver cancer

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Speech: 19 September 2011, Andrew Lansley, Summary of Round Table discussion, UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

Mr President, your Excellencies, Esteemed Colleagues, Ladies and Gentleman, It is my honour to present the outcome of Round Table one, which addressed the rising incidence, developmental and other challenges and the social and economic impact of non-communicable diseases and … Read more → – Speech: 19 September 2011, Andrew Lansley, Summary of Round Table discussion, UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

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Speech: 19 September 2011, Andrew Lansley – United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

More than half a century ago, our predecessors came together to tackle the greatest health challenges of the day – of infectious diseases.  In subsequent decades, their collective and sustained actions saved the lives of millions.  Our efforts to combat … Read more → – Speech: 19 September 2011, Andrew Lansley – United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

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McDonald’s starts to count the calories

On Wednesday this week, McDonald’s will introduce calorie information to all of its menus throughout all of its 1,200 UK restaurants, the Department of Health announced today.  People will now be able to see at a glance how many calories … Read more → – McDonald’s starts to count the calories

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