Journal scan

Impact of the National Health Service Health Check on cardiovascular disease risk: a...

The NHS Health Check (HC) programme was introduced in 2009 to reduce cardiovascular disease...

Active toddlers are less likely to grow obese

Sedentary spells in young children should be limited, say researchers.

Better understanding needed of why people engage with weight management programmes

Design of weight management programmes is stronger predictor of engagement than participant...

Cancer campaigns

Cancer campaigns should target ethnic groups

New mums who smoke

Proportion of new mothers in England who smoke has fallen to the lowest level since relevant...

Alcohol restrictions have effect on public health

Alcoholic liver disease significantly greater in ‘wet’ counties than ‘dry’

Lack of primary care raises emergency asthma admissions

UK researchers find strong link between poor access to care and higher numbers of admissions

Suicide prevention

Study emphasises multi-service role in suicide prevention

Depression pilot

Symptoms reduced in pilot targeting CHD and depression