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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