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OBJECTIVE To compare two self-help smoking cessation booklets distributed to callers to a Quitline telephone service in Queensland (Australia).DESIGN Callers were randomised to receive either a structured 14-day quit programme (Time to quit) or another booklet that described four broad stages of...
Community and voluntary sector contributors: Energy Action, Age Action, SVP, Irish Rural Link, Togher Social Club and Togher Retired Men's Club, Co. Wicklow Network for Older People, Older Women's Network, Age and Opportunity, ALONE, the Rural Transport Network (in particular Donegal and Cavan)....
Abstract The aim of the project was to develop a survey instrument to monitor relevant health status and health-related behaviors among secondary school students. The development of the instrument occurred in three main phases: collection of existing surveys, workshops with relevant health...
The Department of Health keeps dietary recommendations under review as part of its role in promoting evidence based public health. As part of this review, the new Healthy Food for Life – the Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid have been developed by the Department working in...
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...
The aim of the study was to describe the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examinations, and assess whether an awareness program leads to a greater proportion of inappropriate patient-initiated skin examinations. General practitioners (n = 27, response rate 71 per cent) from a regional town...
hospitals that routinely provide effective smoking cessation programs for pregnant women. In Queensland, Australia, 70 publicly funded hospitals were matched on numbers of births and maternal socioeconomic status and randomly allocated to an awareness-only intervention group or a behaviorally based...
The ‘Workplace 28 day stop smoking challenge’ is a great opportunity for businesses to encourage employees to quit smoking in a workplace setting. Research indicates if a person stops smoking for 28 days or more, they are 5 times more likely to stop for good. The challenge is aimed at...

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