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Through health and high water: a young carer’s perspective

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School holidays are upon us, a time for children and young people to enjoy with friends and family, a real opportunity to play, explore and generally chill! Some young people, however, have ongoing responsibilities which may prevent or reduce the …

What does the digital age mean for the public's health?

If you are reading this blog on a smartphone you are not alone. 62% of UK adults have one, and this is increasing significantly each year. About a quarter of Public Health Matters’ readership access this site from a smartphone …

Hepatitis C: progress through partnership

Monday was World Hepatitis Day, the annual awareness raising day coordinated by the World Hepatitis Alliance. Over 170 organisations who work in the field of viral hepatitis, representing every region of the world are involved, and our own Dr. Helen Harris …

Heat health warnings: are we stating the obvious?

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The issues on my radar this month have been diverse as always, from our successful whooping cough vaccination programme in pregnant women to projects tackling unacceptable levels of TB or looking at antimicrobial resistance – one of the greatest threats …

Fighting congenital anomalies and rare diseases with information

We hear a great deal about the common illnesses that affect many people such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we hear much less on rare diseases, each of which affects relatively small numbers of people. Nevertheless, if you …