Tag Archives: public health

Winter is coming to Leeds…

Today Leeds City Council has published plans to fight the climate emergency and work towards becoming a carbon-neutral city.  Dr. Paola Sakai, UKRI Research and Innovation Fellow, University of Leeds, talks about what it means for Leeds and if there … Continue reading

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Are you eligible for a free NHS Health Check?

Although we’re legally required to MOT our cars and vehicles every year, there is no such requirement for our bodies.  And yet, for adults aged between 40 and 74 there is a way to do that. An NHS Health Check … Continue reading

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Get set Leeds – here to help everyone get more active

    We all know it feels good being active, and we all know what the doctors tell us about the benefits to our mental and physical health. But sometimes life can just get in the way. Read Liz’s story … Continue reading

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Let’s stop Type II Diabetes in Leeds

Although there are around 200,000 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. This April, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is holding the second Diabetes Prevention Week (1-7 April). We’ve teamed up … Continue reading

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Leeds next hot meal campaign – what’s for dinner?

As a carer, paid or voluntary, or a neighbour, or someone close to a vulnerable isolated older person or a health and social care professional such as a social worker or district nurse you may come across someone who is having … Continue reading

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Flu Mythbusting

  Flu season is nearly upon us and the best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated before the end of November. Vaccines are one of the greatest public health innovations in recent history and no other medical intervention has … Continue reading

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Money on your mind – the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute visit Leeds

People experiencing mental health problems find it much harder to choose, use and pay for essential services like water, broadband, energy and financial products and as a result  are three times more likely to be in problem debt. Just one … Continue reading

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