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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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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