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New university students urged to get meningitis vaccine

“Meningitis is potentially deadly, can kill within hours and first-year students are at particular risk of catching it.”

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LGA responds to Public Health England's Health Profile for England

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to Public Health England’s Health Profile for England report.

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LGA responds to Public Health England annual HIV statistics

“The progress made in supporting people with HIV, enabling them to live independent, fulfilling lives, and the fact that it is no longer the death sentence it once was, is a major public health success story."

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Record demand on sexual health services putting system at tipping point

Record demand for sexual health services in England has seen visits to clinics reach 3.3 million a year, putting the system under huge pressure and leaving people facing longer waits for appointments.

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LGA responds to Diabetes UK report on health check take-up figures

Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice Chair of the Local Government Association, responds to analysis from Diabetes UK showing that less than half of people eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have received one.

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Obesity crisis: 40 per cent increase in Type 2 diabetes in children

"These figures are a national tragedy and a sad indictment of how we have collectively failed as a society to tackle childhood obesity, one of the biggest health challenges we face."

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LGA responds to report on e-cigarettes

“Since the advent of e-cigarettes, we have seen the number of users of smoking cessation services fall, while the population of smokers left is now more challenging to get to quit."

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LGA responds to stop smoking statistics

“Council-led schemes have had a successful impact on helping people to quit smoking."

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LGA: Prevention funding will help NHS 70th birthday cash go further

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to today’s 70th anniversary of the NHS.

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LGA responds to latest smoking figures

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the latest NHS Digital figures on the number of adult smokers.