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New plan unveiled to reduce deaths from liver disease in Wales

The draft document ‘Together For Health – Liver Disease Delivery Plan’ has being launched by the Welsh Government Deaths in Wales from chronic liver disease have more than doubled in the past 20 years. Obesity, …

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RSPH call for alcohol calorie labelling

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is calling on the drinks industry and newly appointed EU Health Commissioner to introduce calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks.  The call follows newly released research from the RSPH …

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NICE guidance on Gallstones published

A ‘postcode lottery’ of treatment should finally become a thing of the past for sufferers of gallstones disease after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidance for the NHS. Gallstones …

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Public Health England key health priorities published

A document published by Public Health England (PHE) today sets out the key priorities for improving the nations health over the coming years.  Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of PHE states, “We have an ambition: for …

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PHE launches local authority liver disease profiles

Public Health England has today launched the local Liver Disease Profiles which reveal significant variation in mortality rates across the country. Liver disease is the only major cause of mortality and morbidity which is on …

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Alcohol responsible for 29 deaths a week in Wales

A new report by Public Health Wales, entitled Alcohol and Health in Wales 2014, has found that alcohol is responsible for around 29 deaths each week in Wales. Key findings of the report were: Alcohol …

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NHS alcohol-related admissions in England nears 10 million in 2012-13

A new map of alcohol harm published today by the charity Alcohol Concern shows that the total number of alcohol-related NHS admissions (including inpatient, outpatient and A&E visits) reached nearly 10 million in England during …

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US Study published on benefits of coffee and the liver

The debate about the potential  beneficial effects of coffee on the liver has been reignited by the publication in the US of the results of a study from the National Cancer Institute that suggests decaffeinated …

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Public Health England & NHS prepare for unpredictable flu season

At-risk audiences urged to take up free flu vaccination Public Health England’s (PHE) national seasonal flu campaign launches from today, encouraging uptake of the influenza (flu) vaccine among the most at-risk groups. The campaign – …

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NICE recommends alcohol dependency drug

Alcohol dependent patients in England could have access to a new drug to help control their drinking habits as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued final draft guidance backing the use …

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