Month / August 2015

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  • dental treatments NHS

    What Dental Treatments Are Covered On The NHS?

    Are you confused about what dental treatments are covered on the NHS? Perhaps you need some work done, but are anxious about the cost implications? Maybe you don’t know whether you need to pay at all?   The NHS says:   “All treatment that is, in your dentist’s opinion, clinically necessary to protect and maintain…

  • dementia research

    Dementia Volunteers Boost Research

    Last week the National Institute For Health Research reported that there had been a 60% increase in the number of people volunteering for dementia research. According to new figures, nearly 22,000 people volunteered to help further the research into finding a cure for dementia last year. Over the past year, the institute reports that 100…

  • risk behaviours

    Risk Behaviours In Young People: What Change Means For Their Health

    Last year, The Horizon Scanning Programme Team began research into a project that looked at the impact of ‘risk behaviours’ on the health of children and young people throughout England. Risk behaviours are defined as activities or events that “potentially expose people to harm, or significant risk of harm which will prevent them reaching their potential, or…

  • new laws smoking in cars

    New Car Smoking Laws To Protect Under 18s Come Into Force in October

    New laws to protect children and young people from the dangers of secondhand smoke will come into force on 1st October 2015. Drivers and passengers who smoke in a private vehicle on any of England or Wales’ roads will no longer be able to do so if there are also passengers under the age of…

  • drop in number of pregnant smokers

    Bracknell Forest Sees Drop In Number of Pregnant Smokers

    New figures for the borough of Bracknell Forest show that the number of pregnant smokers has fallen by 2.5% over the last year. The percentage of pregnant smokers last year was 9.2% and the figure is now 6.7%. Bracknell Forest has seen the largest reduction out of all boroughs within the south-east of England. Local…