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Subject: health, Lifestyle, Disease
The technique of describing health using a range of measures has been termed 'health profiling'. This article discusses the emergence of health profiling in the UK and Ireland over recent years, led by the public health observatories (PHOs). The steps in developing health profiles are described,...
This paper presents new findings on attitudes in Britain towards obesity and what might be done to reduce its prevalence. Despite appreciating some of the health risks, people tend not to recognise obesity when it does exist – and especially so in men. Obesity is frequently regarded as a...
These resources can help local authorities, health and social care commissioners and decision makers make plans to improve health and wellbeing through the places people live.
Obesity prevalence shows a significant downward trend in both Reception boys and girls overall in the 2006/7 to 2014/15 period covered by the NCMP. The trends in obesity in Year 6 boys and girls continue to show year - on - year increases but the rates of increase are slowing down compared with...
The framework is accompanied by a helpful user guide, setting out how it can be used by individuals, employers and educational providers working in public health. People in UK Public Health led on extensive consultation and development work which saw high levels of engagement from the workforce....
Over the last 30 years there has been an upward trend in life expectancy at older ages in England. Figures 1 and 2 show life expectancy in England at ages 65, 75, 85 and 95 from 1981 to 2014. The data points shaded red in Figures 1 and 2 indicate where life expectancy in that year was lower than in...
The Eatwell Guide is a policy tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet.
SACN reviewed the evidence on vitamin D and health to see if UK dietary recommendations, set in 1991, were still appropriate. In addition to the main report, you can read the SACN press release. In a change to previous advice, SACN is now recommending: a reference nutrient intake (RNI) of 10...
Background Ireland has the 17th highest suicide rate in the EU and the 4th highest among 15 to 24-year-old males (WHO 2012). Suicide is the leading cause of death in this age group; death by hanging accounted for 69 % of suicides in 2010. Methods This study examines youth suicide rates from 1980 to...

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