Obesity and related conditions: tackling an epidemic.

December 13, 2012

Source: Public Service Events.

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Date of publication: November, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme and booking details for a multidisicplinary conference taking place in Manchester in February, 2013. The agenda will debate the key issues associated with individual behaviour, government legislation, food production and labelling, physical activity, childhood obesity and medical and financial interventions.

Length of publication: 1 web page.


Tackle obesity through a ‘community-wide’approach.

December 13, 2012

Source: NICE.

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Date of publication: 28th November, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: NICE has published a new pathway which sets out how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks can prevent overweight and obesity. The recommendations are aimed at local policy makers, commissioners, managers, practitioners and other professionals across all sectors of the local community.

Length of publication: web document.

Some important notes: Follow this link to access this NICE pathway.


Obesity 2012: The management of obesity and its complications.

September 10, 2012

Source: MA Healthcare Events.

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Date of publication: August, 2012.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme and booking details for a multidisciplinary conference taking place in October in London. The speakers will examine what health care professionals can contribute to the management of obesity and its complications in relation to different populations.

Length of publication: 1 web page.

 


Assessing screening policies for childhood obesity.

July 3, 2012

 Source: Obesity, 2012, 20, p.1437-43.

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Date of publication: June 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: Recent recommendations in the US stated that obesity screening of children should start at the age of six. This paper looks at alternative screening models and the longer-term mortality associated with childhood obesity.

Length of publication: 7 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

October 26, 2011

Title: Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19 (10), p. 2107-2110.

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Date of publication: October, 2011.

Publication type: Report.

In a nutshell: A brief look at the growing obesity problem in the United States of America and how the US government plans to tackle this difficult  issue  in coming years.

Length of publication: 4 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.



Government plans to tackle obesity unveiled.

October 26, 2011

Title: Government plans to tackle obesity unveiled.

Source: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). 

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Date of publication: 14th October, 2011.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: An overview of the government’s “Healthy lives, healthy people” initiative and how the work carried out by NICE and other agencies will support these new attempts to tackle obesity in England.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the full text of the “Healthy lives, healthy people” document.



Tackling Obesity Symposium, 6th September, 2011.

August 15, 2011

Title: Tackling Obesity Symposium, 6th September, 2011.

Source: Greater Manchester Public Health Practice Unit

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Date of publication: July, 2011.

Publication type: Press release.

In a nutshell: Programme details for an upcoming international symposium to be held in September at The Silken Berlaymont Hotel, Brussels.  Delegates are invited to discuss the latest challenges and share best practices in tackling obesity and developing effective health promotion strategies in Europe.

Length of publication: 3 pages.