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Obesity in Wales

The results of the Welsh Health Survey 2015 show that in Wales 24% of adults are classified as obese and 59% of adults are classified as overweight or obese. The figures for overweight and obese adults rise with increasing deprivation, from 54% in the least deprived areas to 63% in the most deprived areas. Public […]

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Public Health (Wales) Bill

A proposed law that could affect things like tattoos and piercings, local pharmacies and public toilets, and the treatment of e-cigarettes in Wales, has been considered by a National Assembly for Wales committee. The Health and Social Care Committee looked at the potential implications of the Welsh Government’s Public Health (Wales) Bill and whether or […]

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New organ donation system comes into force in Wales

On 1 December the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013 came into full effect, making Wales the first country in the UK to introduce an opt-out system for organ and tissue donation. How has the law changed? Before 1 December the organ donation system relied on individuals giving their express consent to the donation of their organs, […]

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Smoking in cars

The First Minister of Wales Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM has announced that smoking in cars with children and young people under the age of 18 will be banned in Wales. A consultation launched by the Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM presented that 86% of people agreed that smoking in cars should be stopped if under […]

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