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‘Ban fast food from school gates’

‘Ban fast food from school gates’

21 January 2013 Last updated at 07:00 ET Wales’ chief medical officer has suggested banning fast food outlets near schools. Dr Ruth Hussey said keeping children in school at lunchtime and providing healthy meals could tackle obesity. Official figures say 35% of children in Wales are overweight and 19% of them are obese. Continue reading

Smoke-free law linked to large fall in child asthma hospital admissions

Smoke-free law linked to large fall in child asthma hospital admissions

Jan. 21, 2013 — The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was immediately followed by a fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma symptoms, a new study has found. NHS statistics analysed by researchers at Imperial College London show a 12.3 per cent fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year after the law on smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces came into effect in July 2007. Continue reading

Kids asthma ‘drop’ after smoking ban

Kids asthma ‘drop’ after smoking ban

21 January 2013 Last updated at 00:00 ET By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News There was a sharp fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with severe asthma after smoke-free legislation was introduced in England, say researchers. Continue reading

Scots ‘are drinking less alcohol’

Scots ‘are drinking less alcohol’

29 August 2012 Last updated at 08:05 ET People in Scotland are drinking less alcohol, according to an NHS report analysing retail sales. The amount of pure alcohol sold north of the border fell by 4% between 2010 and 2011, it said. However, alcohol sales remained 10% higher than in 1994 and 20% more alcohol is sold per adult in Scotland than in England and Wales Continue reading

Organ donor bill to be published

Organ donor bill to be published

18 June 2012 Last updated at 02:31 ET Legislation to change the organ donation system in Wales will be published on Monday. Continue reading

Cigarette vending ban in March

Cigarette vending ban in March

17 January 2012 Last updated at 11:36 ET Cigarettes will no longer be sold in vending machines in Northern Ireland from 1 March 2012. MLAs agreed the move during a debate in the assembly on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading

England tobacco display ban due

England tobacco display ban due

28 December 2011 Last updated at 05:56 ET The government is reminding supermarket retailers in England to remove tobacco displays within the next 100 days. The Department of Health said the ban, which will come into force on 6 April, would protect young people who were often the target of tobacco promotion Continue reading

Online loopholes in alcohol bill

Online loopholes in alcohol bill

30 September 2011 Last updated at 11:20 ET Online deals are being used to get round new laws banning discounted promotions on alcohol in Scotland. The legislation, which comes into force on Saturday, will stop deals such as two-for-the price-of one and group discounts on wine. Continue reading

Row over PM’s NHS bill ‘support’ claim

Row over PM’s NHS bill ‘support’ claim

7 September 2011 Last updated at 15:54 ET A row has broken out after David Cameron told MPs that doctors and nurses were now “supporting” government plans to overhaul the NHS in England. Continue reading

Rebels urged to back Health Bill

Rebels urged to back Health Bill

1 September 2011 Last updated at 12:03 ET By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News A leading Liberal Democrat who previously voiced misgivings about the Health Bill is urging party colleagues to back the reforms. Norman Lamb had threatened to quit his post as Nick Clegg’s chief adviser in April over the NHS restructuring in England. Continue reading