Measuring National Well-being: first annual report from the Office for National Statistics

So the Chief Medical Officer has given us the low-down on the nation’s health and some of it was frankly rather shocking, as you’ll have discovered if you read my blog on Monday. I thought I’d set this alongside a recent report on well-being, highlighted by my cousin the Mental Elf last Friday. Here’s what [read the full story…]

Department of Health’s new Start4Life pack to help mums-to-be stop smoking

Smoking in pregnancy

Smoking in pregnancy increases the risk of serious health problems, including lower birth weight, pre-term birth, problems with the placenta and even death of the baby. It is also one of the few risk factors that can be changed. The Department of Health has published a report about women’s smoking status at time of delivery, [read the full story…]