Tag Archive for 'NHS'

Smoking ban legislation linked to reduced childhood asthma hospital admissions in England

January 21st, 2013 by Imperial College London

The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was immediately followed by a fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma symptoms, a study, published in the journal Pediatrics, has found. NHS statistics analysed by researchers at Imperial College London show a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year […]

Regular walking and cycling fosters good health says NICE

April 30th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should be encouraged throughout the community and should become the norm for short journeys, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in draft guidance published on 24 April 2012 for consultation. Regular physical activity is key to achieving and maintaining good health. It can help to reduce the […]

Climate Week is 12 to 18 March 2012

February 4th, 2012 by Climate Week

Climate Week is Britain’s national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 12 to 18 March 2012, planned by organisations from every part of society. Showcasing real, practical ways to combat climate change, the campaign aims to […]

Poorly insulated cold homes are a health hazard costing health service a fortune

April 8th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Caring for people made ill living in cold rented homes costs the UK’s National Health Service £145 million a year, reveals new research launched by Friends of the Earth on 7 April, as the green campaigning charity calls for a new law to protect tenants. The modelling, carried out by public health experts the Chartered […]