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Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries will soon be able to offer advice on how patients can reduce their dementia risk, Whitehall says.
National health policy needs to recognise the ‘cost-effective benefits’ of initiatives designed to tackle loneliness, local government leaders say.
Pollution from cars and vans costs £6bn per year in ‘health damages’, new research has revealed.
Cuts to public health budgets have made tackling sexually transmitted infections a ‘significant challenge’, warn local authority leaders.
Council chiefs have warned against buying ‘suspiciously cheap’ skin creams because of a possible cancer risk.
A national obesity strategy would help strengthen existing services and replicate best practice across the country, according to a new report.
Nurses have warned cuts to public health budgets are forcing them to turn people away from sexual health clinics due to the resulting staff shortages.
Barnsley Council is developing a food plan aimed at creating a ‘sugar-free town’ as part of the struggle against obesity.
Nine out of 10 councils have cut spending on public health services in response to Government reductions to their budgets.
Whitehall should reverse its cuts to local authority public health grants in order to tackle the increase in drug-related deaths, doctors say.