Public Health News, July 2012
- Friday, 13 July 2012
More pregnant women in Wales smoke
The Tobacco and Health in Wales reportThe Tobacco and Health in Wales report shows that Wales has the highest number of women smoking during pregnancy in the UK. Source: Western Mail
27,700 annual hospital admissions caused by smoking in Wales
Figures show that an around 27,700 hospital admissions are caused by smoking each year.
Looking out for signs of male cancer
A survey by cancer charity Tenovus has found 49% of men do not know how to check for testicular cancer. Source: Western Mail.
Singing for the Brain: new treatment for early stages of dementia
Food Standards Agency Wales provides tips on packing food shopping
More people are re-using bags so is important that raw meat and fish are kept separate from other foods. If bags are re-useable, keep some just for raw meat and fish. Re-useable bags (and single use carrier bags) should be disposed of if there’s been spillage of meat juices.
Action plan launched to tackle poverty in Wales
The aim of the Tackling Poverty Action Plan is to reduce the number of children in poverty and help people gain employment by forging links with business and focussing on the needs of NEETs (young people who are not in education, employment or training).
Making community events more playful
Play Wales has produced a new information sheet to support communities to make their events more playful and a poster to help advertise events.
Legislation for children and young people with additional needs
The Welsh Government is seeking views until 19 October on proposals to reform the legislative framework for special educational needs.
New resource to help identify child neglect
The NSPCC and Cardiff University have launched a resource to help practitioners identify emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children.
Taken from Healthcare Alliances' Public Health News, July 2012
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- Huggard is now offering catering
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- Project to help organisations in criminal justice show they are ‘impact ready’ for payment by results contracts
- 'Youth On Boards' project for 18- to 25-year-olds
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WCVA Wales Charity Law Conference 2013