Category: Public Health

Public Health: Public Health England priorities for 2013 to 2014

Public Health: Public Health England priorities for 2013 to 2014

| 30 April, 2013 | 20:03 | Reply

Public Health England have published their priorities for 2013 to 2014. Their priorities encompass the organisation’s broad remit, ranging from protecting and improving the nation’s health to building the public health system and increasing its own expertise.

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Public Health: Brent shisha bars warned as crackdown continues

Public Health: Brent shisha bars warned as crackdown continues

| 30 April, 2013 | 19:48 | Reply

Brent Council has warned that it will continue to crack down on shisha bars which flout smoke-free legislation as three more proprietors are ordered to pay over £1,000 each following legal action.

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Public Health: Rhondda Cynon Taf smoker fined £560

Public Health: Rhondda Cynon Taf smoker fined £560

| 28 April, 2013 | 23:17 | Reply

A Tonypandy resident has been forced to cough up the largest smoking fine so far in Rhondda Cynon Taf! It was a very pricey cigarette for Mr Gethin Richards as he has been fined £560 for thoughtlessly throwing his cigarette butt on to the highway on Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun.

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Public Health: Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health

Public Health: Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health

| 19 March, 2013 | 23:46 | Reply

Life expectancy in the UK has improved over the last 20 years, but levels of ill health have not and the UK is now below average compared with 18 other countries on many important indicators. These data are revealed by a special analysis of the high profile Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, published in The Lancet.

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Public Health: Shisha smoking – Potential effects and recommendations for action

Public Health: Shisha smoking – Potential effects and recommendations for action

| 13 March, 2013 | 15:22 | Reply

The NHS Leicester City/Leicester City Council Trust Tobacco Control Coordination Group commissioned a report on the current research in Shisha Smoking. An executive summary is provided below and the full report is attached.

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Public Health: Illegal shisha lounge extinguished

Public Health: Illegal shisha lounge extinguished

| 20 February, 2013 | 10:56 | Reply

The boss of an illegal shisha lounge has been hammered with fines totalling £1300

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Public Health: £435 cigarette proves costly for driver

Public Health: £435 cigarette proves costly for driver

| 19 February, 2013 | 14:05 | Reply

Luton Council is reminding residents that anyone caught littering will be prosecuted. Caroline Turner of Abbey Road was found guilty at Luton Magistrates Court of littering from her car in August 2012.

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Public Health: Brent issues warning as shisha smoking soars

Public Health: Brent issues warning as shisha smoking soars

| 7 February, 2013 | 23:27 | Reply

Brent is issuing a warning to local residents of the risks associated with shisha pipe smoking following a huge rise in local shisha bars in recent years.

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Smoking: Expensive cigarette for Stafford woman

Smoking: Expensive cigarette for Stafford woman

| 30 January, 2013 | 11:35 | Reply

A cigarette thrown on the ground by a Stafford woman has cost her more than £550.

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theEHP’s Top 10 Public Health Articles

theEHP’s Top 10 Public Health Articles

| 8 January, 2013 | 01:23 | Reply

We have compiled a list of 2012′s ten most popular public health articles on theEHP. This list has been complied by analysing the most viewed articles on the site.

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Public Health: Half of Legionnaires’ cases in retuning holiday makers

Public Health: Half of Legionnaires’ cases in retuning holiday makers

| 5 November, 2012 | 17:47 | Reply

Around half (116) of the 235 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported to the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in England and Wales in 2011 were in returning holiday makers. The annual number of Legionnaires’ cases has fallen from 355 cases in 2010, when around a third (114) were in returning travellers.

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Public Health: Rusholme Shisha cafe fined £4,000

Public Health: Rusholme Shisha cafe fined £4,000

| 22 October, 2012 | 16:57 | Reply

Manchester City Council has successfully prosecuted a shisha cafe bar in Rusholme after customers were found smoking shisha on the premises.

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Public Health: Parkbox fined for breaching smoking law

Public Health: Parkbox fined for breaching smoking law

| 15 October, 2012 | 13:12 | Reply

A company found breaching a smoking law was ordered to pay more than £2,600 following an investigation by Ealing Council.

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Public Health: Huge portion sizes found in Salford takeaways

Public Health: Huge portion sizes found in Salford takeaways

| 1 October, 2012 | 13:05 | Reply

A portion of fish and chips with 1800 calories, almost a full adult daily recommended allowance, was discovered when Salford City Council tested takeaway portions in the city.

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Public Health: Sutton Park warning after E. coli O157 Cases

Public Health: Sutton Park warning after E. coli O157 Cases

| 16 September, 2012 | 19:21 | Reply

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is working with Birmingham City Council to investigate seven confirmed cases of E. coli O157 in visitors to the Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield in recent weeks.

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Public Health: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Costa Brava

Public Health: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Costa Brava

| 16 September, 2012 | 18:54 | Reply

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is aware of seven confirmed and one possible case of Legionnaires’ disease in people who have stayed or visited Blanes in Costa Brava. Cases are from Spain, the Netherlands and Latvia. The age range of the patients, who are all recovering, is from 48 to 82 years. There are no UK cases associated with this outbreak.

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Public Health: Dog owner is hit with £500 bill for football fouling

Public Health: Dog owner is hit with £500 bill for football fouling

| 9 September, 2012 | 12:08 | Reply

A man who let his dog foul on a football pitch in Stone has been handed a bill of nearly £500. Magistrates heard Nigel Green let his black Labrador dog off its lead at the town’s Westbridge Park. It was seen defecating on the grass behind one of the goalposts in the park.

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Public Health: Desert’s Rose café in court for breaking smokefree law

Public Health: Desert’s Rose café in court for breaking smokefree law

| 7 September, 2012 | 19:17 | Reply

Mr Mohammed Quren, owner of the Desert’s Rose Ltd, 55 Bute Street in Luton, was found guilty at Luton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 16 August for failing to comply with law by not preventing smoking in a smokefree place.

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