Health Promotion

Browse health promotion news, education and analysis by health promotion subsections - diet; exercise; smoking cessation and alcohol.

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One in three dementia cases preventable through lifestyle changes

DH sets out plan to wipe out smoking and ease GP workload

More patients quitting smoking as prevalence falls to one in seven

Year-long weight loss classes cut NHS costs and improve patient health

Diet

'Weak' childhood obesity strategy criticised by GPs
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'Weak' childhood obesity strategy criticised by GPs

The highly-anticipated childhood obesity strategy has come under fire from the BMA...

A dietary cause for murmur - case study

A dietary cause for murmur - case study

Anaemia was the cause of a heart murmur in a young woman recovering from an eating...

Strategies for improving patient concordance

Strategies for improving patient concordance

Dr Prashini Naidoo explains the difference between patient compliance and concordance.

Exercise

Evidence shows GPs should back health checks scheme, says NHS cardiovascular lead
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Evidence shows GPs should back health checks scheme, says NHS cardiovascular lead

GPs should do more to reverse 'suboptimal' uptake of health checks because new evidence...

Health inequalities: Why GPs should become involved in 'health creation'

Health inequalities: Why GPs should become involved in 'health creation'

The NHS needs to do more to prevent illness. Dr Brian Fisher explains how practices...

Patients 'welcome' weight loss interventions from their GP, study shows
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Patients 'welcome' weight loss interventions from their GP, study shows

GPs opportunistically raising the issue of weight loss and offering referral to weight...

Smoking cessation

E-cigarettes: An unnecessary evil or a golden opportunity?

E-cigarettes: An unnecessary evil or a golden opportunity?

A new study is seeking to find out what GPs know about e-cigarettes and help to improve...

GPs advised to 'promote e-cigarettes widely' as smoking substitute
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GPs advised to 'promote e-cigarettes widely' as smoking substitute

GPs have been advised to promote e-cigarettes 'as widely as possible as a substitute...

E-cigarettes 'better than patches' for smoking cessation

E-cigarettes 'better than patches' for smoking cessation

Electronic cigarettes are a more effective smoking cessation aid than NRT patches...

Alcohol

Alcohol misuse: new government guidelines

Alcohol misuse: new government guidelines

New government proposals for recommended limits for alcohol consumption aim to reduce...

Map charts 'hotspots' in admissions for alcohol-related liver disease

Map charts 'hotspots' in admissions for alcohol-related liver disease

Emergency hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease vary more than three-fold...

Test helps GPs quickly spot patients with hidden drinking problems

Test helps GPs quickly spot patients with hidden drinking problems

A simple two-question test could help GPs identify patients with alcohol problems...

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