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Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Rob Gilhooly reports from Tomioka. Pictures by Simon Townsley This article has an estimated read time of 11 minutes There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukush...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England


Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Shoes were left in porches, half-read newspapers lay abandoned next to cups of tea, long gone cold. As night closed in on the seaside town, lights glared out from a few bare windows, while news of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant just six miles away drifted from a solitary radio. Nobody was home. Eight years on, little has changed. Before March 11, 2011 – ...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England


Undiagnosed high blood pressure a 'ticking time bomb', say experts

More than a million under-45s are living with potentially lethal undiagnosed high blood pressure, a new analysis shows. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned of a “ticking time bomb”, with approximately four million people under the age of 65 undiagnosed. Untreated high blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and is also linked to a heightened risk of vascular dementia. It can usually be managed through lifestyle changes and medication. The BHF analysis of offi...
Tags: UK, Science, Nice, Public Health England, NHS Health Check, British Heart Foundation BHF, Simon Gillespie, Jamie Waterall


Record numbers of amputations on NHS amid warnings 1 in 10 will soon suffer type two diabetes

Record number of people are undergoing amputations on the NHS, official figures show, amid warnings that diabetes will soon afflict one in 10 adults.     Health officials said it was a “tragedy” that so many people were facing life-changing surgery as a result of preventable ill-health. Estimates suggest that almost 5 million adults will suffer from Type Two diabetes by 2035 - a rise from 3.9 million, they said. The trend - fuelled by soaring obesity levels - means almost one in 10 adults will h...
Tags: England, Science, Britain, United States, NHS, Public Health England, Phe, Western Europe, Jenifer Smith, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme


'We' seem to be forgetting...

... that in in the Western Europe, measles causes death in about 1 in 5000 cases, but as many as 1 in 100 will die in the poorest regions of the world. ... that worldwide, measles is still a major cause of death, especially among children in resource-poor countries. In 2016 about 90,000 people died of measles. This was the first year on record when global measles deaths fell below 100,000 a year. However, in 2017 global measles deaths rose by over 20% to 110,000 deaths - over 300 deaths a day....
Tags: Health, UK, Weapon, Public Health England, Fitness and First Aid, Western Europe


Record numbers of children live with a parent in emotional distress

This is the highest figure recorded by Public Health England since records began in 2010 [Author: Nathan Okell]
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Failing to warn about teen cancer risk from vaping is 'unforgivable' - says surgeon

Failing to warn teenagers about cancer risks from vaping is “unforgivable”, a leading surgeon has said as he calls on ministers to introduce child-specific guidance on the dangers of e-cigarettes. Professor Kefah Mokbel, chief breast cancer surgeon at the London Breast Institute, said current Government advice is leading youngsters into believing e-cigarettes are safe. Public Health England states that e-cigarettes are estimated to be 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco. However, in his letter...
Tags: Science, London, US, Bloomberg, Public Health England, Daily Telegraph, Juul, Matt Hancock, Health and Education, Hazel Cheeseman, Mokbel, Kefah Mokbel, London Breast Institute, Amy Sellars, Latymer Upper School, Damien Hinds


Air pollution: How damaging are idling cars and buses?

Public Health England calls for steps to discourage vehicles idling outside schools and hospitals.
Tags: UK, News, Public Health England


Schools should have 'no idling zones', Public Health England chief says

A review by public health chiefs also calls for charges for cities across the UK to cut air pollution.
Tags: UK, News, Public Health England


'Stop idling' outside schools, Public Health England chief tells drivers

Air pollution causes as many as 36,000 deaths a year in the UK, Public Health England says.
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Air pollution: Cars should be banned near schools says public health chief

The comments come as Public Health England publishes new recommendations on improving air quality.
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The Aids endgame: how the UK and US are committed to wiping out HIV

Just over a generation ago the world was in the grip of hysteria about a mysterious new disease that seemed to be spiralling out of control. Groups of men in southern California were falling prey to an aggressive auto-immune disorder which had never been seen before. Health experts and policy makers scrambled to understand this terrifying new disease and how it could be treated and prevented. Fast forward 40 years after those first cases of HIV and Aids and the picture has transformed: today HIV...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, Obama, California, Scotland, Africa, US, Atlantic, United Nations, States, Seattle, Donald Trump, Public Health England, Trump


Children aged five and under are having 'rotting teeth removed'

Public Health England is urging parents to watch their children's sugar intake [Author: Victoria Jones]
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First TV campaign to urge women to undergo cervical smear tests as screening uptake hits record low

Health officials are to launch the first television campaign urging women to go for cervical smear tests amid warnings too many are “needlessly dying” after failing to get checked. Uptake of screening is now at a record low, with almost one in three women eligible for tests failing to do so, latest records show. The lowest uptake is among women in their late 20s, with almost four in ten failing to have smears, the figures show. Two women every day in England die from cervical cancer and more tha...
Tags: England, Science, NHS, Public Health England, Phe, Patsy, Christine Lampard, Anne Mackie, Steve Brine Public Health Minister, Public Health England Loose Women


Food and paternalism roundup

“Sandwiches and main meal salads will be capped at 550 calories, ready meals will be capped at 544 calories and main courses in restaurants will be capped at 951 calories.” Guidelines from Public Health England aren’t mandatory yet, but expect U.K. government pressure on supermarkets and restaurants [Christopher Snowdon, Baylen Linnekin, Scott Shackford, Ryan Bourne] “We are not saying they can never give children a chocolate or biscuit ever again,” says the Public Health England official. ...
Tags: Law, Obesity, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, United Kingdom, Philadelphia, Public Health England, School Lunch, Soft drinks, Nanny State, Philly, Eric Boehm, Eat Drink And Be Merry, Scott Shackford, Baylen Linnekin, Caron TaxProf


UK: smoking versus vaping

Public Health England has launched this campaign video showing the dangers of traditional cigarettes, and has carried out an experiment demonstrating how e-cigarettes and vaping are significantly less harmful.


Juul launches “Make The Switch” TV campaign aimed at adult smokers

For Juul Labs, 2018 was a long year full of ups and downs, with the company coming under heavy scrutiny by the FDA over the popularity of the nicotine vaporizer with young people. But as we begin 2019, Juul is kicking off the year with a massive ad campaign focused on getting adult smokers to ‘make the switch’ to Juul. The marketing campaign is part of a broader effort to for the company fresh off a $12.8 billion financing from cigarette juggernaut Altria and a bout of withering criticism from t...
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Fda, Public Health England, Juul, Altria, Instagram Facebook, Juul Labs, James Monsees


Vaping is 95% safer than smoking, claims Public Health England

As scepticism rises, PHE says e-cigarettes could help more people quit smokingThe government is launching a new campaign to try to convince the UK’s smokers that vaping is safe and a good way to quit, in a bid to counter the scepticism generated by some scientific studies and media headlines.Public Health England (PHE), which maintains that vaping is 95% safer than tobacco, is releasing a short video of an experiment which reveals the amount of sticky black tar that accumulates in the lungs of a...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Smoking, Society, UK News, E-cigarettes, Public Health England, Public Health England PHE


One in five women diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late for treatment, new research shows

One in five women (20 percent) in England are too ill to treat by the time they receive their ovarian cancer diagnosis, according to new data. The charity Target Ovarian Cancer warned that delays in diagnosis are common in ovarian cancer and can leave too many women reaching hospital cancer specialists when it is too late. These delays, which include women not recognising the symptoms, gaps in GP knowledge, and delays in getting the right diagnostic tests, can mean women are too ill by the time ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, NHS, Public Health England, Linda, Poole Dorset, Richman, National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, Emma Richman, Devastatingly Mum, Andy Nordin, British Gynaecological Cancer Society, East Kent Gynaecological Centre, Annwen Jones


Scientists investigate upsurge in polio-like illness in children

Health authorities in England are investigating an increase in cases of a rare polio-like illness in children, an outbreak of which has been puzzling doctors in the United States. So far in 2018, there have been 28 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in England, the majority of which have been reported since September. Normally authorities would expect to see just a "handful" of cases of the disease in the UK, said Public Health England (PHE). AFP affects the nervous system, causing one or mo...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Cdc, US, United States, Pakistan, Public Health England, Phe, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, National Center for Immunization, Mary Ramsay, Nancy Messonnier, Public Health England PHE AFP, Astudy


Processed meats and ready meals 'still too high in salt'

Average salt reduction targets set for these foods have not been met, a Public Health England report finds.
Tags: UK, News, Public Health England


Is vaping safe? What research says about the cigarette substitute that's on the rise among teenagers

In the past 20 years, the number of people who smoke cigarettes in the UK has steadily fallen year on year. According to data from theNHS around 28 per cent of UK adults were smokers in 1998; as of 2017, that figure had dropped to just 14.9pc. To some degree, the drop can be attributed to various legislative moves, designed to persuade smokers to kick their habit. These include the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002, which banned the direct and indirect advertising of cigarettes, and the...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Britain, NHS, World Health Organisation, Euromonitor, Public Health England, Imperial College London, University Of Michigan, University of Birmingham, Vivek Murthy, north west England, Murthy, Liverpool John Moores University, Richard Miech


Why the annual flu jab could help people with heart problems live longer

Getting an annual flu jab could help people with heart problems to live longer, a new study suggests. Influenza is serious or even fatal for patients with heart failure because they already have poor circulation and infection can exacerbate symptoms. Heart and circulatory disease causes 160,000 deaths each year, but although the NHS recommends the flu jab for people with heart problems, it was unknown it it was having an impact on death rates. Researchers analysed data from 134,048 patients with...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, NHS, Denmark, Public Health England, University of Copenhagen, Modin, Daniel Modin


Is Europe on track to end AIDS by 2020?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: in a rapid communication published in Eurosurveillance today, ECDC and co-authors from Public Health England and The National AIDS Trust summarise the progress towards HIV elimination in 52 countries in Europe and Central Asia.
Tags: Health, Europe, ECDC, Public Health England, The National, Eurosurveillance


Ending the HIV epidemic: Where does Europe stand?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: in a rapid communication published in Eurosurveillance today, ECDC and co-authors from Public Health England and The National AIDS Trust summarise the progress towards HIV elimination in 52 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The main issues: diagnosing those who are unaware of their HIV infection and treating them.
Tags: Europe, Science, ECDC, Public Health England, The National, Central Asia, Eurosurveillance


Health chief calls for drastic intervention to cut salt intake

Head of Public Health England demands mandatory labelling to help cut heart attacksEngland’s head of public health has urged ministers to force food firms to prominently display the salt content of their products in a bid to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes.All foodstuffs should carry traffic-light-style labelling showing whether they have high, medium or low levels of salt to help shoppers make healthier choices, Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, told the Obse...
Tags: Health, UK News, Heart Disease, Stroke, Heart Attack, Food & drink industry, Health policy, Diets and dieting, Public Health England, Duncan Selbie


Brit dies from rabies after being bitten by cat in Morocco

Public Health England warns travellers about risk of disease
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Pork gelatine use in NHS vaccines 'disappointing'

Public Health England say the gelatine is used as a stabiliser and there "may never" be an alternative.
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Surgeries and cancer treatments could become 'life threatening'

Over 3 million surgeries and cancer treatments could become deadly in England without working antibiotics, Public Health England said.
Tags: England, News, Stories, Public Health England


Surgeries and cancer treatments could become 'life threatening' from antimicrobial resistance

Over 3 million surgeries and cancer treatments could become deadly in England without working antibiotics, Public Health England said.
Tags: England, News, Stories, Public Health England