Banning Energy Drinks for Under-16s Among New Ideas to Reduce Obesity

Banning the sale of energy drinks for under-16s and limiting hot food takeaway near schools are among new ideas to improve the health of young people and stop the rising rates of obesity in Wales. The rising consumption of high-caffeine energy drinks among young people is also causing concern about the effects on their education. [...]

By |2022-06-09T09:47:38+00:00June 9th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Carers Week 2022 – Make Caring Visible, Valued and Supported

Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Social Services During Carers Week, I am always delighted to highlight the care and dedication which so many unpaid carers provide across Wales. I believe it should also be a time for the Welsh Government to set out the action they are taking to support unpaid carers. Welsh Government has [...]

By |2022-06-07T13:42:21+00:00June 7th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

New Fund Launched to Support Unpaid Carers in Wales During the Cost of Living Crisis

Unpaid carers in Wales will benefit from a support scheme helping them to buy basic essential items during the cost of living crisis. Carers, who provide care for an adult or disabled child, will be able to apply for grants of up to £300 to pay for food, household items and electronic items. Support services, [...]

By |2022-06-06T14:29:22+00:00June 6th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Research Reveals Impact of Covid-19 on Global Cardiac Services

A major international study, led by researchers we fund, has revealed the “global collateral damage” caused by the disruption to cardiac services from the C-19 pandemic. The research warns that across the world problems with heart health will “continue to accrue unless mitigation strategies are speedily implemented”. Early in the pandemic, data from hospitals across [...]

By |2022-05-31T12:17:03+00:00May 31st, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Confirmed Case of Monkeypox in Wales

Public Health Wales has today confirmed a case of monkeypox has been identified in Wales. The individual is receiving care and treatment and contact tracing is underway. Monkeypox is a viral infection usually found in West and Central Africa and has been extremely rare in the UK. The confirmation of this case in Wales is [...]

By |2022-05-26T16:27:28+00:00May 26th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Information on Monkeypox and Investigation into Recent Cases

Monkeypox is a viral infection usually associated with travel to West Africa. This is the first time that there has been suspected community transmission in the UK without known links to countries where it is endemic, so the current situation is unusual. Monkeypox is usually a mild illness that does not spread easily between people [...]

By |2022-05-26T16:25:28+00:00May 26th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Written Statement: Supply of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services Since March 2015, there has been a more than 90% increase in the number of prescriptions for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in Wales. In the face of increasing demand, a number of HRT products across the UK are in short supply. These supply problems are limited [...]

By |2022-05-26T15:04:25+00:00May 26th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Digital Tools Transforming Kidney Care in Wales

A new all- Wales digital system is helping people with chronic kidney disease manage their care through technology and cutting hospital visits, Developed by the renal unit at Swansea Bay University Health Board and receiving £1.874million in funding from Welsh Government’s Transformational Fund, the tools have transformed service delivery, enabling those living with the disease [...]

By |2022-05-23T13:17:58+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

New Antibody Can Unlock Secrets of Cholesterol

A new antibody could make it easier for doctors to spot atherosclerosis, the fatty plaques in arteries that are responsible for most heart attacks and strokes, potentially helping more people to avoid these devastating conditions according to research we've funded and published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Scientists at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial [...]

By |2022-05-17T15:58:46+00:00May 17th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments
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