Action is being urged to help give homeless people the treatment they need for a range of physical and mental health problems.
People in Wales are being urged to take responsibility for their health, rather than relying on the NHS.
Some one in six local authorites are yet to appoint a permanent director of public health, more than a year since they took control of the service.
Mental health has become an increasingly significant reason for housing homeless people, an analysis of figures recorded by councils show.
More than £650m a year of public health funding will be withheld from local authorities until after next year’s general election, it has emerged.
A new health atlas has been developed to help people assess medical and environmental risks.
Ministers should review the use of a widely used anti-flu medication, scientists have said after new research questioned the efficacy of the drug.
Clinical commissioning leaders have expressed serious concerns about the current state public health services.
It is a “scandal” that one in three cystic fibrosis sufferers who are waiting for donated lungs die while on the transplant list, a charity has warned.
There has been a drop in the percentage of women being screened for breast cancer, NHS figures show.
Councils can do more to encourage older people to attend NHS health checks as part of their new public health role, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.
A shortage of defibrillators - which shock the heart - and a lack of public awareness could be costing thousands of lives every year, research suggests.
Councils should be able to curb pub and off licence opening hours in a bid to cut costs and ease the pressures of alcohol-related admissions on hospitals, it has been claimed.
The Department of Health has acknowledged that life expectancy at 75 – one of its corporate indicators – fell in 2012 for the first time in many years.
The number of people with diabetes in the UK is now more than 3.2 million, with last year seeing the biggest jump in cases since 2008.
NHS hospitals will have to submit data on the number of girls and women who have suffered female genital mutilation, the government has announced.
More must be done to address the “alarming” rise in cancer cases, experts have said.
Coroners could help save the lives of hundreds of people by telling bereaved family members to get themselves screened for inherited heart conditions, a charity has said.
Almost a third of a million people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year, figures show.
The Royal College of Surgeons has condemned a stand-off between local and national commissioners over surgery for the morbidly obese.
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