Category Archives: Health

PHE Report says Water Fluoridation is Effective and Safe

Public Health England (PHE) has today published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Public Health England (PHE) has a duty under the Water Industry Act … Continue reading

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Research Suggests Diabetes is Five Separate Diseases

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes, or uncontrolled blood sugar levels, is normally split into type 1 and type 2.  But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Prompts Further Health Warnings from PHE

With much of the country experiencing very cold weather, and some places forecast to see conditions not experienced for several years, PHE doctors are again reminding people to take care. The Met Office has today repeated warnings that all parts … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, Surrey … Continue reading

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Cold Water Kills

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Walking Football for the Over 50’s Coming to Tamworth

A new initiative to help people aged 50 and over stay active and enjoy a kick-about is shooting into Tamworth in the New Year. Walking football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game, aimed at the over 50s and … Continue reading

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Men and Women Asked Not to Miss Out on Bowel Screening

PHE is calling on all men and women, aged over 60, to get screened for bowel cancer after the latest figures show over 40% are not getting tested – with embarrassment over providing a stool sample one of the reasons, … Continue reading

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