PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children’s snacking

Public Health England (PHE) is helping parents take control of their children’s snacking by launching the first Change4Life campaign promoting healthier snacks. This is because half of children’s sugar intake, currently around 7 sugar cubes a day, comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, leading to obesity and dental decay. Each year children are consuming almost 400 biscuits; more than 120 cakes, buns and pastries; around 100 portions of sweets; nearly 70 of both chocolate bars and ice creams; washed down with over 150 juice drink pouches and cans of…

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PHE launches new sexual health campaign ‘Protect against STIs’

Public Health England had launched ‘Protect against STIs’, a new campaign that aims to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among 16 to 24-year-olds through condom usage. The campaign is the first government sexual health campaign in 8 years. To coincide with the launch of the campaign, a new YouGov survey of 2,007 young people reveals current attitudes towards condom use and what prevented them from using protection. Shockingly, the findings revealed that almost half (47%) of sexually active young people said they have had sex with someone…

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PHE launches new campaign to help ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’.

It is estimated that at least 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections. As the Chief Medical Officer and experts around the world warn of a ‘post-antibiotic apocalypse’ and ‘the end of modern medicine’, Public Health England launches a major new campaign to help ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’. The campaign warns people that taking antibiotics when they are not needed puts them at risk of a more severe or longer infection, and urges people to take their doctor’s advice on antibiotics. Public Health…

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PHE launches ‘Stay Well This Winter’ Campaign

Public Health England (PHE) have launched their ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign launches to urge people who are most vulnerable to flu to get their free vaccination. People who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged to get their free vaccination from the 12 October 2017, ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common. This year, Public Health England (PHE) is offering the vaccination to more people than ever – around 21 million people in total. Children in school year 4 will be offered the vaccine…

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Stoptober Campaign from PHE is back

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back from 1st October.   Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. It is based on research that shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.   There a lots of ways to quit and Stoptober can help people choose what works for them. You can quit using medication (including nicotine replacement therapies such…

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