Minister promotes learning disability awareness

project funded by the Welsh Government to promote learning disability awareness and accessible information has been launched.


Mumps warning as measles outbreak cases continue to rise

Public Health Wales is warning of an increase in mumps cases in Wales as too many young people remain unvaccinated with MMR.


Safeguarding panel appointed

Four experts have been appointed to an advisory panel to look at how the Social Services and Well-being Bill can strengthen adult and child safeguarding and protection arrangements.


Living Longer: Ageing Well

This is the 3rd phase of the Welsh Government’s Strategy for Older People in Wales.


Evidence review on alcohol and drug misuse in pregnant women

This Public Health Wales report sets out the epidemiology of substance misuse in Wales and the evidence for interventions to identify and treat substance misuse in pregnant women.


Planning for the future care of our ageing population

One in four Welsh adults are believed to be aged 65 or over and this is expected to become one in three in 20 years.  Alison Sanders looks at how Wales will care for this older population. Source: Wales Online


Launch of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme

Men aged 65 in West Wales will be invited to take part in an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening programme.


Ban glossy cigarette packaging, says anti-smoking charity

ban on glossy cigarette packing could help reduce smoking among teenage girls, says Action on Smoking and Health in Wales. Source Wales Online.


Taken from Public Health Newsletter, June 2013. For further information, contact:

Monica Dennis

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