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Tick-borne brain virus detected in the UK

A tick-borne encephalitis brain virus detected in 2 parts of England for the first time has been widely discussed: What's the truth behind the story?
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An estimated 1 in 7 five-year-olds are not immunised against MMR

Parents of primary school starters urged to check immunisation records after Public Health England (PHE) warns that 1 in 7 five-year-olds may not be fully immunised against MMR.
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Researchers to investigate worsening health inequalities in the UK

Researchers from the University of York will work with other experts to tackle worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England.
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New approach to engaging rough sleeping and homeless community

Public Health England South West coordinated a multi-intervention day with local healthcare providers, charities and services to provide TB screening for the rough sleeping and homeless community.
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£1.5 million awarded to councils to tackle childhood obesity

Five local councils will be awarded £100,000 a year over a 3-year period to help them tackle childhood obesity and health inequalities.
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PHE calls on all NHS Trusts to prohibit smoking on hospital grounds

Survey finds that more than two-thirds of NHS acute Trusts in England now prohibit smoking on site as part of their journey to becoming smoke-free.
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New HIV diagnoses across the UK has fallen

Data published by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that new HIV diagnoses in the UK have decreased from 5,280 to 4,363
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Public Health England issues new “how to tackle obesity” plan to schools

Public Health England- in partnership with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)- has released the briefing for their upcoming ‘how to tackle obesity’ guide for education providers
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PHE launch new physical activity resource for health professionals

Public Health England, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport England have joined forces to release a new physical activity resource for professionals in the healthcare sector.
infectious diseases in africa

The priorities for tackling infectious diseases in Africa

In this interview, public health specialist Dr Wilfred Alexander Chalamira Nkhoma from the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the Africa Region speaks to us about the priorities for tackling infectious diseases in Africa, with a particular focus on Tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis.
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New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter

Delegates at the Public Health England (PHE) conference heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has the potential to prevent deaths and significantly reduce the burden on the NHS
Heart Age Test

Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke

Public Health England (PHE) is calling for adults to take a free, online Heart Age Test, which will provide an immediate estimation of their 'heart age' to help prevent heart attacks and strokes
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New data reveals cancer diagnosis could affect treatment options

Data from Public Health England shows that cancer diagnosis could impact upon which kind of treatment a patient receives.
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New data shows a decrease in deaths from hepatitis C

New data published by Public Health England (PHE) show that deaths from hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease have fallen by 11% in 2017 compared to the previous year
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Severe obesity in children reaches record high

Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began, according to new figures published today by Public Health England
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Be Clear on Cancer campaign urges public to ‘look before they flush’

Public Health England (PHE) is launching a national 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign to encourage everyone to 'look before they flush' and visit their GP if they notice blood in their urine
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NHS England Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS England’s Diabetes Prevention Programme is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government 
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Latest technology supports new mums to breastfeed

Public Health England’s Start4Life and Amazon Alexa helping mothers to breastfeed for longer
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Global Shortage of hepatitis B vaccine caused by manufacturing process

Health professionals have warned that problems in the manufacturing process has caused a global shortage of the hepatitis B vaccine. Ordering restrictions will remain in place in order to prioritise vaccinations for those who need it most.
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NIAID reveals strategic plan for universal influenza vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have orchestrated a plan to create a universal influenza vaccine.

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