Welcome to the latest edition of PHE’s Health Matters, a resource for local authorities, commissioners and healthcare professionals, which for this edition focuses on Health Economics and making the most of your budget.
What is FH and why is it important? Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common genetic condition that causes high levels of cholesterol in the blood, resulting in an increased risk of heart disease at an early age.
Many people will have heard warnings about the risks of using the toxic chemical called DNP (full name 2,4-DINITROPHENOL) for body building and weight reduction.
Obesity is fuelling a rise in Type 2 diabetes We live in an increasingly obesogenic environment, making it harder for individuals to avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices.
Health inequalities are a social justice issue, and the challenge of addressing them is core to public health practice.
The ONS has published the latest figures for drug-related deaths in England and Wales, covering all deaths registered in 2017.
This is the latest in a series of blogs summarising what we learn each time we update the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). The PHOF sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help …
How is ethnicity relevant to health and health inequalities In England, the term ‘health inequalities’ is generally understood to mean differences in health status between different population groups that are unfair and avoidable.
The human costs of smoking, drinking too much alcohol and an unhealthy diet are widely known, with consequences ranging from heart disease and type 2 diabetes through to many types of cancer.
The workplace wellbeing agenda is growing in importance as more and more people make the connection between the health and the wealth of our country.