Tag Archives: Public Health

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

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Obesity – a big problem but a shared responsibility

Guest Blog by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health Obesity is a complex issue – like health itself, it affects how we live our daily lives, the environment in which we live and work and how we feel about ourselves. In … Continue reading

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Dietitians are the gold standard of Food & Nutrition Professionals

Guest Blog by BDA Chairman, Dr Fiona McCullough Dietitians Week (8-12 June 2015), is led by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and provides a fantastic opportunity to promote the dietetic profession nationally and even globally.  The BDA, founded in 1936, … Continue reading

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Obesogenic nation – when will we have a strategy with teeth?

Today’s report on weight-loss surgery is another warning to government on the social, economic and personal costs of obesity. It shows that about 5% of those having surgery are aged 25 years or under and 40% of them were ‘super-obese’, … Continue reading

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Simon has the vision: we have to deliver. Why saving the NHS is down to everyone of us.

Simon Stevens was on the @BBCR4 8.10am interview this morning, answering questions posted on twitter #AskNHSEngland about the new NHS Five Year Plan. It was a shame really as the tweets really skewed the discussion, and the important questions of … Continue reading

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Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading

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Solar powered fridges, bio-charcoal, micro-needles: great tech innovations by UK Universities

Great to see UK Universities developing innovative technologies to solve developing world public health problems.

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Does the EU benefit our health?

Guest blog from Marina Yannakoudakis MEP  At this year’s Conservative Party Conference I was invited to speak at 2020health’s Fringe Meeting “Does the EU benefit our Health?” My answer, in short, was a cautious “no”. Aspects of cross-border public health … Continue reading

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Focus on Active Ingredients – Not Brands

Guest blog post by Sandy Getzky, associate editor at ProveMyMeds, a public health and education startup focused on producing helpful resources concerning the treatment of common ailments.  I work for a startup called: ProveMyMeds. And when I tell people this they usually … Continue reading

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Online alcohol self-assessment – expanding the scope of alcohol harm reduction

Guest blog by Don Shenker, Director and Founder of the Alcohol Health Network. Heavy drinking is one of the major causes of preventable disease and mortality in the world, ranked eighth globally among the leading risk factors for preventable deaths and third … Continue reading

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