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The Fat Lie March 2017 Summary:
The rise in obesity in recent decades is popularly believed to be the result of increased consumption of calories in general and sugar in particular.

Campaigners have... Read More →
Muscoskeletal health report launched March 2017 Arthritis Research UK has launched its ground-breaking report Musculoskeletal health – a public health approach recently. The report aims to achieve a shift in focus from musculoskeletal disease to... Read More →
NHS Screening Programmes launch new Student Midwife Resource Pack March 2017 A new updated resource has been produced by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) to support midwives’ and other professionals’ learning around the NHS antenatal and new-born screening... Read More →
No more baby steps: a strategy for revolutionising childcare March 2017 The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published plans for how the UK can move towards a universal, high quality and affordable system of childcare and early years provision, based on... Read More →
Autism diagnosis needs to speed up March 2017 The average waiting time for an initial diagnosis of Autism is 5 years, a new survey has revealed. The results (some of which are summarised in this article) show that the diagnostic processes now... Read More →
Accessing Information On Genetic Diseases March 2017 NLM's National Center for Biotechnology Information has collaborated with the Genetic Alliance to launch a website feature designed to help patients, care givers, health professionals, and others... Read More →
Recommendations for children subjected to sexual exploitation February 2017 The child sexual exploitation health working group report makes recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. It is designed to help... Read More →
Guidance for doctors on how to comply with the Abortion Act February 2017 Recent guidance is intended for those involved in the commissioning, providing and management of abortion services. Read More →
Case study facility on NHS England’s Learning Environment February 2017 NHS England has launched a new case study Pinboard as part of its on-line Learning Environment. The searchable library of case studies for commissioners has been developed in response to requests... Read More →
Largest provider of on-screen British Sign Language February 2017 Signpost, the UK's biggest British Sign Language (BSL) translation-interpreting service.

Staff at Signpost believe the website is the first in Britain to be conceived from the very beginning... Read More →

Resources

Variations In Breastfeeding Rates A Concern Say Midwives March 2017 NHS England has published statistics on breastfeeding rates.

Commenting on the figures, Louise Silverton, director...
Fifth Of Allergy Sufferers Have Taken Time Off Work March 2017 A fifth of people say they have suffered from a nasal allergy for over 20 years.
55% of those surveyed said their first...
Recommendations To Tackle Sudden Infant Death Syndrome March 2017 Responding to the draft NICE recommendations to tackle SIDs, Dr Simon Newell, Consultant Neonatologist and Vice President...
Meningitis C leaflet March 2017 PHE has produced a leaflet encouraging prospective university students to have a Meningitis C vaccination before they go...
Reducing The Risk Of Blood-Borne Infection When Travelling Abroad March 2017 The Department of Health has published a leaflet on avoiding blood-borne infections when travelling abroad. It advises...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart failure March 2017 NIHSeniorHealth now offers information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart failure. Designed especially...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems March 2017 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
RCPCH and NCB report: Why Children Die February 2017 UK children are at a higher risk of premature death than their Western European counterparts due to the growing gap between...
Common questions on HIV testing addressed February 2017 A new HIV testing & self-testing: answers to frequently asked questions publication has been released by PHE. The resource...
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