Effect of screening and lifestyle counselling on incidence of ischaemic heart disease

June 19, 2014

Source: BMJ, 2014, 348 (7963)

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This community-based randomised controlled trial gave screening, risk assessment and lifestyle counselling over a five-year period. The incidence of ischaemic heart disease in the intervention group was compared to that of the control group, who did not receive screening. Secondary outcome measures were stroke, combined events (ischaemic heart disease, stroke, or both), and mortality.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Taking heart: promoting heart health in men 11-17 June 2012

June 6, 2012

Source: Men’s Health Forum

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Mens’ Health Week 2012 focuses on cardiovascular disease and male heart health, since CVD is particularly prevalent in men and is a leading cause of premature death in men of lower income levels. A national campaign using a Father’s Day marketing theme. Resources available to support local health promotion events.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus links

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Healthy Places

November 8, 2011

Source: National Heart Forum (NHF)

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Date of publication: 21 October 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The NHF announced the launch of Healthy Places, a new interactive online resource developed with the backing of the Department of Health.  It covers legal issues, planning law and regulations to show local councils, planning groups and health practitioners how they can use existing legislation to improve public health. Features a wide range of highly practical case studies from throughout the UK, showing how the legal regulatory environment is used in areas such as travel, food, physical activity, to proactively support healthy communities.

Length of publication: 1 web page

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Free your feet evaluation 2011: key findings and recommendations

October 6, 2011

Source: BHF National Centre for physical activity and health 

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: 300 secondary schools in the UK took part in the ‘Find your feet’ incentivised walking initiative earlier this year. Loughborough University has evaluated the campaign, talking to Schools Coordinators and young people who took part, and this is their report of the key findings and recommendations.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Effectiveness of a Canteen Take Away concept in promoting healthy eating

August 15, 2011

Source: Public Health Nutrition (first view article)

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This Danish study investigated the Canteen Take Away (CTA), a relatively new concept which provides employees with healthy ready-to-heat meals to take home to their families. The research showed that the CTA is an effective tool for the promotion of healthy eating habits.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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UK physical activity guidelines

August 10, 2011

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: July 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: These physical activity guidelines from the CMO are scientifically informed, and cover early years, children and young people, adults and older adults across the four countries of the UK.

Length of publication: 1 webpage plus linked factsheets

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Tool for GPs predicts public health savings to NHS

August 10, 2011

Source: GPonline.com

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Date of publication: 4 July 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A toolkit has been developed by the National Social Marketing Centre, in conjunction with NICE and the Department of Health. It is designed to indicate the health gains and cost effectiveness of interventions such as those aiming to reducing levels of alcohol consumption, obesity, smoking, etc. 

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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