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Health experts remind public of dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Public Health Wales are reminding people of the simple actions they need to take to prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning in the home.

'Walking buses' show increase in take up of active travel

Research by Public Health Wales to survey the evidence landscape around interventions to increase active travel, has shown that the introduction of ‘walking bus’ initiatives are among the plans most likely to increase the numbers of children walking to school.

New health outcomes data published

First published in March 2016, the purpose of the Public Health Outcomes Framework is to help understand the impact which individual behaviours, public services, programmes and policies are having on health and wellbeing in Wales. 

New support for parents on Strep A as NHS 111 Wales inundated with concerned callers.

Public Health Wales has launched a new symptoms checker tool to help parents spot the signs of Strep A. It is hoped it will help parents decide when to treat their child at home and when it is appropriate to seek medical advice. 

Life expectancy falls for women in disadvantaged areas

The Coronavirus pandemic may have exacerbated an already worrying trend of a rising gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in Wales, with particularly stark trends for women, according to an article published in the Journal for Public Health. 

Flu could reach high levels by Christmas. Now is the time to get your free flu vaccine.

Public Health Wales is reporting that the flu season in Wales has begun earlier than usual this year. It means that levels of flu in the community may peak around Christmas. Public health experts are urging those who are eligible for a free flu vaccine to take up the offer now, to help protect themselves and others from getting seriously ill with flu this Christmas.

Is working from home good for your health?

New research from Public Health Wales has identified that while the majority of people would like to continue working from home, nearly half surveyed also reported worsened wellbeing and feelings of loneliness.  

'Time to Talk Public Health' Panel launched

Public Health Wales are recruiting for a public engagement panel to give people in Wales the opportunity to have their say about matters that affect the health and well-being of themselves and their communities.  

iGAS infection remains rare, say public health experts

Public Health Wales is reminding parents that cases of invasive group A streptococcal infection (iGAS) remain rare in Wales, and that children have a very low risk of contracting the disease.

Public Health Wales statement on monkeypox

This news story will be updated with Monkeypox case numbers.