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New data links route to cancer diagnosis and treatment

New data links route to cancer diagnosis and treatment

Data from Public Health England show that patients diagnosed through screening, GP referral or 2-week referrals likely to have more treatment options.

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Around 80% of people donít realise hepatitis C can lead to cancer

Around 80% of people donít realise hepatitis C can lead to cancer

PHE is working with the Hepatitis C Trust to raise awareness of the infection this World Hepatitis Day.

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Cannabis derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription

Cannabis derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription

Specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by the autumn, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced today.

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Severe obesity in 10 to 11 year olds reaches record high

Severe obesity in 10 to 11 year olds reaches record high

Analysis of the National Child Measurement Programme shows the proportion of children in Year 6 with severe obesity has reached an all-time high.

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Measles: why it is necessary to eliminate the disease in Europe

Measles: why it is necessary to eliminate the disease in Europe

Public Health England and the Italian National Health Institute stress the need to eradicate the disease from all European countries.

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Flu vaccine effectiveness in 2017 to 2018 season

Flu vaccine effectiveness in 2017 to 2018 season

Public Health England has published flu vaccine effectiveness data for the 2017 to 2018 season.

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Pause on the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.

Pause on the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.

The government and NHS have accepted the recommendation from the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review to pause the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.

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SACN publishes 'Feeding in the first year of life' report

SACN publishes 'Feeding in the first year of life' report

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) publishes recommendations for infant feeding.

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New advice to help employers deal with domestic abuse and stigma

New advice to help employers deal with domestic abuse and stigma

Public Health England (PHE) and Business in the Community publish new toolkit to help employers support workers affected by domestic abuse.

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PHE annual conference 2018: bookings open

PHE annual conference 2018: bookings open

Public Health England's (PHE) annual conference takes place at Warwick University on 11 and 12 September 2018.

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PHE statement on incident in Amesbury

PHE statement on incident in Amesbury

Latest information on Public Health Englandís involvement in major incident declared in Amesbury.

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Major health benefits from strengthening and balance activity

Major health benefits from strengthening and balance activity

New evidence review concludes that adults should do strengthening and balancing exercises twice a week alongside aerobic exercise.

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Listeriosis cases linked to frozen sweetcorn

Listeriosis cases linked to frozen sweetcorn

Advice on cooking frozen vegetables following Europe-wide outbreak.

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Infected Blood Inquiry Terms of Reference published

Infected Blood Inquiry Terms of Reference published

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster David Lidington made the following statement in the House of Commons today.

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Englandís poorest areas are fast food hotspots

Englandís poorest areas are fast food hotspots

New figures from PHE show higher concentrations of fast food outlets in Englandís most deprived communities.

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Health advice for residents affected by Saddleworth Moor fire

Health advice for residents affected by Saddleworth Moor fire

Residents advised to stay indoors, keep their doors and windows closed and tune into their local radio station.

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Financial incentives effective at reducing antibiotic prescribing

Financial incentives effective at reducing antibiotic prescribing

New figures show antibiotic prescriptions by GPs for common respiratory infections fell by 3% following the introduction of a national incentive scheme.

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Financial incentives effective at reducing antibiotic prescribing

Financial incentives effective at reducing antibiotic prescribing

New figures show antibiotic prescriptions by GPs for common respiratory infections fell by 3% following the introduction of a national incentive scheme.

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Impersonation of MHRA staff

Impersonation of MHRA staff

We have been made aware of an incident recently where an individual is claiming to be an MHRA staff member from the supplements area.

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Cancer patients at increased risk of suicide

Cancer patients at increased risk of suicide

The first national study of its kind in England shows cancer patients have a 20% increased risk of suicide.

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Precautionary Recall Childrenís Blackcurrant Cough Syrup

Precautionary Recall   Childrenís Blackcurrant Cough Syrup

We are working with Bell, Sons & Cod to recall own-brand blackcurrant cough syrup due to possible mould.

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Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check

Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check

Healthcare professionals in GP surgeries and the community will soon give advice on dementia risk to patients as part of the NHS Health Check.

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Agency joining Government Hub

Agency joining Government Hub

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is moving to Canary Wharf in June 2018.

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Children consume more than a yearís worth of sugar in 6 months

Children consume more than a yearís worth of sugar in 6 months

Children in England are on track to consume around 4,800 cubes of sugar by the end of the year, more than double the maximum recommendation.

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Update to Parliament on breast screening incident

Update to Parliament on breast screening incident

An update on the breast screening incident has today, Monday 4 June 2018, been published in Parliament.

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Hot weather health warnings: 2018

Hot weather health warnings: 2018

Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted warnings to take care from Public Health England (PHE).

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Innovation fund open to help children of dependent drinkers

Innovation fund open to help children of dependent drinkers

Public Health England (PHE) encourages local authorities to apply for funding support.

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£30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance

£30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The UK government has announced that it will be committing over £30 million of funding to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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New tool calculates NHS and social care costs of air pollution

New tool calculates NHS and social care costs of air pollution

A tool calculating the potential costs of air pollution will provide councils with further impetus to act and improve air quality.

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Tooth decay in 5 year olds continues to decline

Tooth decay in 5 year olds continues to decline

Public Health England (PHE) publishes oral health survey of 5-year-olds 2017.

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Measles outbreaks across England

Measles outbreaks across England

Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had 2 doses of MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England.

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SACN publishes consultation on saturated fats and health

SACN publishes consultation on saturated fats and health

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition is consulting on a draft review of saturated fats, recommending intake should not exceed 10% of daily calories.

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Unlicensed medicines busted in Bolton

Unlicensed medicines busted in Bolton

People arrested as MHRA raid property with the assistance of Greater Manchester Police yesterday morning.

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Couple sentenced for operating fake online pharmacy

Couple sentenced for operating fake online pharmacy

A couple from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, were sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday for possession with intent to supply unlicensed medicinal products and Class C controlled drugs in the UK.

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Soft drinks businesses urged to register before levy deadline

Soft drinks businesses urged to register before levy deadline

Many producers, importers and packagers need to register now to meet the Soft Drinks Industry Levy deadline of 30 April 2018.

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New support to help children living with alcohol dependent parents

New support to help children living with alcohol dependent parents

The measures will give children living with alcoholic parents fast access to support and advice.

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Dangerous diversion of Diazepam down by potentially more than 60%

Dangerous diversion of Diazepam down by potentially more than 60%

Analysis indicates trading in top strength 10mg Diazepam is down by 64% as MHRA and partners work hard to stop illegal diversion of medicines to the black market.

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Every 10 minutes a child in England has a rotten tooth removed

Every 10 minutes a child in England has a rotten tooth removed

PHE's latest Change4Life campaign encourages parents to make healthy swaps to prevent 141 children a day having a tooth removed in hospital.

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Resistant gonorrhoea case reminds importance of safe sex

Resistant gonorrhoea case reminds importance of safe sex

A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired abroad.

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Measles outbreaks in Europe: Easter travel advice

Measles outbreaks in Europe: Easter travel advice

Travellers advised to ensure they are up to date with measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine before travelling to Europe this Easter.

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Hepatitis C in the North West report released

Hepatitis C in the North West report released

A report presenting annual data for Hepatitis C in North West England shows estimated 16,000 people remain undiagnosed.

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New measures to avoid valproate exposure in pregnancy

New measures to avoid valproate exposure in pregnancy

Statement in response to CMDh announcement of new restrictions on the prescribing of valproate medicines (Epilim, Depakote and other generic brands).

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PHE publishes consultation on Nutrient Profiling Model

PHE publishes consultation on Nutrient Profiling Model

PHE is consulting on an updated Nutrient Profiling Model, that differentiates which food and drink products can be advertised during childrenís programming.

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Tuberculosis (TB) cases fall by over a third in last 6 years

Tuberculosis (TB) cases fall by over a third in last 6 years

Buildings across the UK will be illuminated red to mark World TB day 2018.

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PHE publishes water fluoridation health monitoring report

PHE publishes water fluoridation health monitoring report

New report shows water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and that there is no convincing evidence of adverse health effects.

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