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Plans to cut excess calorie consumption unveiled

08 Mar 2018

Steps to reduce 20% of calories in popular foods by 2024 announced to tackle childhood obesity.

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100 years of Public Health Marketing

27 Nov 2017

A fascinating look at the changes in Public Health marketing over the years

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Plan Ahead Value Employment Conference in Partnership with De Montfort University

03 Nov 2017

Preparations are currently underway for our talk at the DMU PAVE conference

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Over 150,000 annual deaths from lung cancer, lung and heart disease

01 Aug 2017

PHE campaign urges people to see a GP if they have breathlessness or a persistent cough, as these are symptoms of these diseases

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Number of children getting enough physical activity drops by 40%

19 Jul 2017

Change4Life together with Disney and Sport England launches '10 Minute Shake Up' campaign to help get children more active.

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One You - How are you ?

23 Jun 2017

Want to know what your lifestyle habits are like? Then look no further and take the How Are You Quiz

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Job Vacancies at Get Healthy Leicester

25 Jan 2017

Read on to find out more about our exciting opportunities

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Study shows pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes can use artificial pancreas safely at home

22 Aug 2016

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine today details the experiences of the first 16 women with Type 1 diabetes to successfully use an “artificial pancreas” throughout their pregnancy and during childbirth.

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Helping people in Leicestershire with Diabetes

15 Aug 2016

Empowering people through education

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Keep cool this summer with our top tips

26 Jul 2016

The weather has been particularly warm recently, read on for some top tips to help you keep cool

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Free walks in Leicester

12 Jul 2016

Want to find out what free health walks are available to you within the city ? Look no further

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Change 4 Life 10 minute shake up

11 Jul 2016

Struggling to think of ideas to keep the children occupied when they break up for the summer ?

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Healthy Eating Tips

05 Jul 2016

Try these simple ideas from Change 4 Life to help you and your family eat healthier

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One You

21 Jun 2016

Public Health England have launched a new website called One You to support those over the age of 18 to make healthy lifestyle choices.

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New Eat Well Guide Launched

21 Jun 2016

A new image for the Eat Well Guide has been launched.

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Diabetes Week 2016

15 Jun 2016

Setting the record straight

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Men's Health Week 2016

15 Jun 2016

Would you like to find out what targeted services are available ?

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Welcome to our new team members in Leicester

09 Jun 2016

Welcome to our new team members in Leicester

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Prostate cancer linked to men's waistline size, research suggests

03 Jun 2016

Prostate cancer linked to men's waistline size, research suggests

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Cigarette companies lose last-minute bid to stop plain-packaging EU law

20 May 2016

Cigarette companies lose last-minute bid to stop plain-packaging EU law

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Ex-schools mental health champion criticises axing of role

06 May 2016

The government's decision to axe her role silences young people and teachers, the former mental health champion for schools in England says.

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California governor signs bill raising smoking age to 21

06 May 2016

The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.

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Parents urged to get free sugar app to check products

06 Jan 2016

Parents are being urged to sign up for a free app which tells them the sugar content of food and drink.

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A&E visits for alcohol poisoning 'double in six years'

22 Dec 2015

Young women were more likely to go on alcohol binges than young men, according to the report

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The Guardian view on drinking culture: statistics, myths and alcohol abuse Editorial

21 Dec 2015

Some Britons drink too much, but most don’t. Moral panic is not helping to make the case for a clear-headed analysis of the nation’s drinking habits

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Are lie-ins bad for you?

16 Dec 2015

A study this month showed that sleeping more at weekends could raise the risk of diabetes and heart disease. So, should you really get up on a Sunday?

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Green tea: the elixir of life or just hype?

15 Dec 2015

Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression.

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What alcohol does to your body after the age of 40

14 Dec 2015

What alcohol does to your body after the age of 40

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Share of life in good health 'rising'

09 Dec 2015

The proportion of life spent in good health is increasing in England, even as life expectancy continues to rise, a study suggests.

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Can't quit smoking?

02 Dec 2015

'Pleasure gene' that regulates the reward hormone 'makes it harder for some smokers to stub out their habit'

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Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs

30 Nov 2015

A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say.

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Handy guide to portion sizes: Never know how much food is too much?

24 Nov 2015

Use our formula to figure out the right amount to eat

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Surge in number of UK adults with diabetes

19 Nov 2015

On World Diabetes Day, British Heart Foundation analysis finds nearly 3.5 million British people have condition

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Healthy breakfast, healthy grades at school, study shows

17 Nov 2015

Research has found that schoolchildren who eat breakfast are twice as likely to perform above average at school than those who do not

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Child obesity: what are the options?

16 Nov 2015

Around one in 10 UK children in Reception and a fifth of UK children leaving primary school are obese.

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Mouth Cancer Myths: Knowing them can reduce our risk

12 Nov 2015

Mouth cancer kills more Brits every year than cervical and testicular cancer combined yet many of us simply do not know enough about the risks to protect ourselves, a new poll has revealed.

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Pregnant women could be advised to drink no alcohol under new NHS guidelines

11 Nov 2015

Safe drinking levels are likely to be slashed to align with the latest thinking on the dangers of alcohol

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Parents of obese children should get healthy food vouchers, experts say

10 Nov 2015

Royal Society for Public Health report recommends similar system to Healthy Start programme to halt rise in overweight primary school children

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Healthy eating for children 'almost impossible' in top UK restaurant chains

27 Oct 2015

Jamie’s Italian has the healthiest children’s meal options, parents told researchers

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Health officials back a sugar tax - and want the Coco Pops monkey banned

21 Oct 2015

Public health officials have signalled their support for a sugar tax, along with far stronger restrictions on marketing of junk foods to children and reductions in standard portion sizes

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Be bold on sugar tax, Jamie Oliver says

20 Oct 2015

TV chef Jamie Oliver has urged ministers to be "big and bold" by introducing a sugar tax on fizzy drinks.

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Passive smoking raises risk of type 2 diabetes

22 Sep 2015

Non-smokers who breathe in other people’s cigarette smoke are at significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research published on Friday shows.

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Portion size key in tackling obesity, says study

16 Sep 2015

Reducing the portion sizes offered in supermarkets, restaurants and at home would help reverse the obesity epidemic, say researchers.

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Getting blood pressure well below official guidelines saves lives

14 Sep 2015

Patients who reduce their blood pressure well below the recommended level can significantly cut their risk of heart disease and death, says a major US study.

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Survey hints at links between lifestyle and depression

11 Sep 2015

The Britain’s Healthiest Company initiative reveals that those with a high body mass index have an increased chance of suffering mental-health issues, says Jenny Hirschkorn

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A daily walk 'can add seven years to your life'

01 Sep 2015

Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life, according to health experts.

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Middle class pensioners risking health by drinking a bottle of whisky a week

24 Aug 2015

Middle class pensioners are risking their health by drinking the equivelent of a bottle of whisky a week, with white, well-educated men consuming the most alcohol, a study has shown.

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Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

18 Aug 2015

The number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns.

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