The government is to reconsider introducing plain packaging for cigarettes.
NHS services need to adapt so they can address both physical and mental health issues - and not deal with them separately, an expert has said.
There are “large variations” across England in the proportion of people who die at hospital or in their own homes, figures show.
Individuals’ responsibility for their own health and use of the NHS has been underemphasised and should be made more visible by NHS England, the organisation’s patient experience director has told HSJ.
Doctors should not blame patients for being fat, according to new NHS guidance.
Council chief executives fear they will be prevented from taking responsibility for infant public health amid Whitehall concern they would not implement a flagship coalition pledge to boost health visitor numbers by 4,200.
England’s public health body is preparing to “make noise” about the north-south divide in health outcomes.
Clinical commissioning groups in areas where people with long term conditions have a worse quality of life would lose funds under the revised allocation formula being considered by NHS England, analysis shows.
Many health information producers are not equipped to create understandable and usable products for the public, research suggests.
British researchers have begun work analysing doctors’ notes in a “big data” project which it is hoped could revolutionise healthcare and treatments.
Experts say analysis of statistics needs to continue to help boost people’s health amid concerns at cuts being considered at the Office of National Statistics.
Health boards are being urged to examine the support they offer to people with mental illness to help them quit smoking.
The government has been urged to look more closely at the impact of austerity measures on the health of the nation before it pursues more cuts.
Councils’ public health grants are to be ringfenced for a third year, Public Health England chief executive Duncan Selbie has revealed.
The UK is the “addiction capital of Europe”, with some of its highest rates of opiate addiction and dependence on alcohol, a report has warned.
Health checks offered to millions of people over 40 are a waste of time and could lead to people taking medicines unnecessarily, the head of the Royal College of GPs has said.
Almost a fifth of top-tier councils appear not to have earmarked any funding for tackling child obesity this year, according to official figures.
The national public health oversight body has said excess deaths during winter 2012-13 “would seem to be” due to “a combination of circulating influenza and cold weather”.
England’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, has admitted eating hash cookies at university.
The government is to lift a ban on NHS workers with HIV carrying out certain procedures on patients.
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