Every year tens of thousands of people across the UK die from conditions that can be linked to exposure to cold weather. But why? What is it about cold that causes us such problems?
Posts about the work of the Health Protection directorate
Our Medical Director Professor Paul Cosford gives his views on the Clean Air Strategy and the importance of addressing air pollution - the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK.
Read the latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource, to find out more about the sources and health impacts of air pollution, as well as the actions that can be taken to reduce exposure and improve air quality.
The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in England declined for the first time after more than 30 years of the HIV epidemic. Find out how PrEP- an HIV prevention drug can help to further reduce the number of people acquiring HIV.
With another flu season almost upon us our Medical Director Professor Paul Cosford has answered some key questions about flu and flu vaccination.
Ahead of the PHE annual conference, this blog explores the work carried out by PHE’s Behavioural Insights (PHEBI) team to change the behaviour of millions of people to help make us a healthier nation.
Whether you’re a health professional or a regular traveller to the Middle East you may have heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or "MERS". The risk of contracting the virus remains very low but simple precautions can help visitors stay safe.
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.
This summer has been one of the hottest summers since records began. As many of us revel in the hot summer sunshine, others are at risk of getting sunstroke and heatstroke – so why, exactly, can we be at risk in …
We understand that the recent incidents in Amesbury and Salisbury involving nerve agent Novichok will cause concern about possible health risks. This blog will answer the questions we are getting asked the most and provide you with our most up-to-date …