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Council leaders have called for immediate action to tackle sugar consumption after new figures showed more than 45,000 teenagers and children had teeth extracted in hospital last year.
Local authority leaders are urging the Government to reverse the £600m of cuts to public health grants to help them ‘step up’ the fight against HIV.
The Government must restore councils’ public health grants because of their important role in the urgent task of improving public health, according to a report from leading health think tank, The King’s Fund.
Cash collected from the 'sugar tax' has already helped in the fight against childhood obesity, according to the Government.
Councils have been urged to help drive down smoking rates after research revealed smoking is twice as common in social housing than in other tenures.
Universal Credit (UC) is bad for health and wellbeing, academics have found in a new study commissioned by Gateshead MBC.
Nearly one in 10 deprived areas in England and Wales do not have easy access to healthy, affordable food products, new study shows.
Local government leaders have welcomed the announcement of a new fund to tackle violent crime — but renewed calls to reverse cuts in public health budgets.
Maintaining sexual health services at current levels will be difficult unless cuts in public health services are reversed, local government leaders warn.
More than a million people have stopped smoking in England since 2014, new figures have revealed.