Health Promotion

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

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

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

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

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'Weak' childhood obesity strategy criticised by GPs

Diet

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.

Iron deficiency and vitamin C

Iron deficiency and vitamin C

Consider dietary iron intake as well as iron loss, says Dr Nick Summerton.

Exercise

Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise
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Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise

Current guidelines on exercise, how to conduct a brief assessment and tips on giving...

Viewpoint: Is the functional medicine model the future of general practice?
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Viewpoint: Is the functional medicine model the future of general practice?

Dr Rangan Chatterjee explains how he became interested in functional medicine and...

Just one cardiovascular event prevented for every 5,000 NHS health checks

Just one cardiovascular event prevented for every 5,000 NHS health checks

The NHS health check prevents one cardiovascular event for every 5,000 checks carried...

Smoking cessation

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...

MPs to press ahead with plain cigarette packaging
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MPs to press ahead with plain cigarette packaging

The government will seek to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes in a...

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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