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‘Due North: the report of the inquiry on health equity for the north’ is the outcome of an independent inquiry commissioned by Public Health England. The report highlights a health divide both within northern towns and cities and between the north and south of England but says that, locally, Blackburn with Darwen has bucked a national […]

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What causes mouth cancer? Smoking causes around 75% of all mouth cancer cases Drinking alcohol to excess can increase mouth cancer risks by four times Those who smoke and drink to excess are up to 30 times more likely to develop the disease An unhealthy diet has also been linked to mouth cancer Over-exposure to […]

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Public Health England (PHE) today (23 October 2014) published, ‘Everybody active, every day’, a framework for national and local action to address the national physical inactivity epidemic, responsible for 1 in 6 deaths and costing the country an estimated £7.4 billion a year. To facilitate cross-sector collaboration, PHE has co-produced the framework with over 1,000 […]

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The ‘Let’s Look Again at Alcohol’ campaign from Drink Wise North West launches today and aims to focus on how children can be affected by the excesses of other people’s drinking. The campaign includes a new film to get people to think about what more we can do to protect young people from alcohol. The […]

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Blackburn with Darwen health bosses are calling on those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families with a free flu jab. As the autumn sets in and winter approaches, it’s time for people to make sure they get the vaccine as this year’s flu campaign gets underway. Flu is a highly […]

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During October, smokers in Blackburn with Darwen are being encouraged to quit together as this year’s Stoptober challenge gets under way. The Council and Rovers have supported the Public Health England campaign in a bid to help local people quit.  This year’s campaign also harnesses the talents of some of the country’s best comedians including […]

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They want everyone who is diagnosed with dementia to have information and support so they are less scared and can focus on making the most of their life. When Patricia was first told she had dementia, she was frightened and knew little about the condition. Now, she is a peer support worker, and helps other […]

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Here is what the Eatwell Group can offer to you: Introduction to food groups and portion sizes Positive advice to eat more healthily, avoiding ineffective diets A guide to understanding food labels and seeing beyond the jargon of food packaging Identify feasible and enjoyable ways to stay active Useful tips and techniques to keep you in […]

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The Boxmaster pads have been arranged to replicate the different angles associated with each type of punch. This allows the participant to throw any punch or any combination of punches at any time, creating a realistic flow to the workout unlike other boxing products on the market. A large amount of time and research has […]

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“Public Health England said there was a ‘very high risk’ of diabetes with waistlines over 40in (102cm) in men or 35in (88cm) in women,” BBC News reports. A new report highlights the connection between obesity and diabetes, which can be life-threatening.

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