Health Prevention – A 21st Century Strategy

The NHS has launched a new strategy focusing on health prevention that it hopes will reduce the pressure on hospitals. It is hoped that the 10-year plan could save 500,000 lives through providing support to those whose lifestyles could result in serious illness, that could otherwise be prevented. With a larger proportion of funding being given

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Smokers and Drinkers To Receive Help To Quit

Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures

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Good News On HIV Prevention

Efforts to prevent the number of people contracting HIV are paying off, as the UK achieves global targets set by the UN earlier this year. With HIV diagnoses falling, it’s great to see the efforts to tackle HIV numbers are working. While any decrease in diagnoses is positive, more can still be done to keep

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With Self-Care

The cost of treating diabetes in the UK is growing, costing the NHS in England up to £1 billion a year. Nearly 1 in 20 prescriptions are for type 2 diabetes treatment. There are almost 3.7 million people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK, a figure which is increasing. An

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Boosting Our Own Life Expectancy

How healthy is your lifestyle? It could have an impact on your life expectancy. New advice from NHS England says that people should cut back on the amount of salt, sugar, alcohol and fat in their diets in order to boost life expectancy by five years. As the government now spends ten times more money

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