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Category Archives: Public Health
Teachers’ lives matter
Teachers’ needs should be met first – and before all students return. 8 min read Existential turbulence is all around. It can feel negligent to highlight just one sector or subject. Opening schools is towards the top of the conundrum … Continue reading
Tackling obesity – What the UK can learn from other countries
This week 2020health is producing its third report on obesity: Tackling obesity – What the UK can learn from other countries. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults and children has never been higher in the UK, so what … Continue reading
Posted in Nutrition, Obesity, Public Health Tagged Careless Eating Costs Lives, childhood obesity, correlates, EPODE, Fat Chance?, Obesity, prevention, Public Health 1 Comment
HT&Y The Challenge Award Shortlist: Harm Calm
Calm Harm is an app designed to help young people manage the urge to self-harm. The clinician-developed app provides tasks that help resist or manage urges to self-harm and uses ideas from an evidence-based theory called DBT. The app gets … Continue reading
Health Tech and You Award Shortlist is Announced!
Partnered with AXA PPP healthcare and the Design Museum we are proud to announce the 2017 Health Tech and You Awards shortlist! Following the success of the previous two annual awards we have seen some of the best new forms … Continue reading
Posted in competition, Global Health, Health and Wellbeing, NHS, Public Health Tagged digital health, health tech, Health Tech & You Leave a comment
HT&Y The Challenge Award Shortlist: Kokoon Technology
Kokoon Technology (Kokoon) addresses the common challenge that most adults will face at some point in their lives achieving quality sleep regularly. From the moment, we wake, our lives are filled with noise. Whether you’re trying to relax mid-commute, focus … Continue reading
The challenge remains: healthcare needs reform
Comment by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health On a day of changing faces around the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister has retained Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health – and he has retained the challenge of reforming the NHS. The pressures … Continue reading
Posted in EU, Health and Wellbeing, Health reform, Jeremy Hunt, NHS, NHS England, NHS reforms, Public Health Tagged Brexit, Health care, Jeremy Hunt, NHS, Obesity Leave a comment
What should we be doing this JanUary?
Guest Blog by Professor David Hallam, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum We all know the NHS is under enormous pressure. It requires a near unprecedented cash influx from the Government, while still needing to make tens of billions in savings before the end of … Continue reading
Getting the Christmas Parties Started!
Guest Blog by Sian Porter, Consultant Dietitian & Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association With the festive party season kicking off, there is a tangible sense of excitement and frivolity. For many of us the Christmas period is the one … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Health and Wellbeing, Nutrition, Obesity, Public Health, Uncategorized Tagged 5-a-day, alcohol, British Dietetic Association, congeners, meal portions, NHS, nutrition Leave a comment
No Silver Bullet for Obesity
Nadiya Hussain was recently crowned queen of a relatively new British institution: the Great British Bake-off – and a few weeks later was a star guest at the Women of the Year lunch on Park Lane. Yet in the same … Continue reading
Posted in Childhood Obesity, NHS England, Obesity, Public Health Tagged childhood obesity, Obesity, stable wealthy Leave a comment
‘Who exactly becomes obese?’
Jack Nicholson once said, with my sunglasses on I am Jack Nicholson; without them I am fat and 60! With or without sunglasses, more than half of the UK adult population are now overweight or obese. ‘So what?’ cry the … Continue reading
Posted in Childhood Obesity, NHS, Obesity, Public Health Tagged BMI, childhood obesity, Nanny state, Obesity Leave a comment
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