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New pathology sample statistics show pandemic impact on cancer diagnoses and ongoing recovery

Cancer detection rates are recovering more slowly for some cancers than others, according to a new analysis of pathology samples by the Wales Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) at Public Health Wales.

The current and future health of children in Wales is being harmed by the cost of living crisis

Public health experts are calling for urgent action to tackle the impact of the cost of living crisis on the health and well-being of children in Wales.

Two thirds of year 10 pupils who vape daily show signs of nicotine dependency.

A snapshot survey of pupils in years 7 and 10 from a small sample of Welsh secondary schools has found that the proportion of year 10 pupils using vapes every day is around nine to 10 per cent.

People in Wales reminded how they can help stop the spread of respiratory infections

As schools prepare to return, Public Health Wales are supporting the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Chris Jones, in reminding people to stay at home and avoid contact with others if they are unwell and have a high temperature.

International Overdose Awareness Day 2023.

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day – a day to highlight the detrimental effects of substances, educate on how we can help those with substance misuse issues and ultimately remember those we have lost to an overdose.

Public Health Wales has adopted a new approach to urgently address the use of vaping products among children and young people.

Research by the School Health Research Network showed that Wales experienced a rapid increase in vaping by secondary school-aged young people between 2019 and 2022, particularly among girls.

Developing a Vision for Academic Public Health Research in Wales

Public Health Wales is seeking to work with key stakeholders to create a vision for academic public health research in Wales.

New appointments to Public Health Wales executive team

Professor Jim McManus will be joining Public Health Wales as its new National Director of Health and Wellbeing, Claire Birchall will also be joining Public Health Wales as our Acting Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals.

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Strategic Equality Objectives – Public consultation opens 

Our current Strategic Equality Plan – which sets out how we will address inequalities – is coming to the end of its four year cycle. We are now launching a consultation with the public for three months.

A majority of people in Wales would attend bystander to violence training if offered.

In the latest survey from Public Health Wales’ Time to Talk Public Health panel, 6 in 10 people said they would be likely (38 percent) or very likely (23 percent) to take up the offer of face-to-face bystander to violence training if offered.