A voluntary smoking ban across 80 children’s play areas has been rolled out by Oxford City Council following a successful three-month trial.
Millions of people in England are suffering ‘shocking’ mental and physical health problems as a result of housing pressures, research reveals.
Will devolved decision-making be the cure for the health and social care crisis? Phil Hopes investigates.
More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, increasing their risk of heart disease and costing the NHS about £1.2bn a year, health campaigners have warned.
Council leaders have welcomed the fall in the number of teenage pregnancies but have warned more needs to be done to tackle inequalities between wards.
Poor health in rural areas is being ‘masked’ by idyllic images of the countryside and a lack of accurate data, new report says.
Local government leaders have welcomed the government's decision to make sex and relationships education compulsory in all secondary schools.
Schools will be given £415m from the sugar tax to help pupils benefit from healthier lifestyles, education secretary Justine Greening has announced.
Local government leaders have called for loneliness to be recognised as a major public health issue following a report showing one in eight people have no close friends.
Local authorities should work with nightclubs, gyms and festivals to prevent the misuse of drugs, new national guidelines recommend.