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HPV vaccinations for boys in Wales welcomed

Public Health Wales has welcomed the decision of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services to extend the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to adolescent boys based on the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

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Fabulous fundraiser is awarded British Citizen Award

Irene (Rene) Hicks, has raised £80,000 for the Llandough Hospital Breast Centre Appeal, despite the death of three of her four sons – two in the last 24 months. Rene first started fundraising after a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

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The Premier League is back: Time to think about Alcohol Awareness

We’re two weeks into the new season and for many, this has meant at least a couple of trips to the pub already. Now is a good time to talk to people about alcohol and the Cardiff and Vale Local Public Health Team is offering Alcohol Brief Intervention Training to those who want it to give you the skills to do just that.

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More future planning needed to meet challenges like automation and climate change

Wales needs to do more to plan for the future, and prepare for challenges like automation, climate change, changes in energy supply, and an ageing population. The new Futures for Wales report, which draws upon findings of local area Well-being Assessments, urges the adoption of long-term thinking and planning – or ‘futures work’ - to address issues like the possible automation of 35 per cent of existing UK jobs over the next 10 to 20 years.

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The Truth about Fad Diets

Diets which are endorsed by celebrities have seen an increase in uptake over recent years due in part to the influential power of social media. Promises of “get slim quick” can make it really tempting to try out such a diet. However, fashionable diets aren’t always the most effective or sustainable way of losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight. Cardiff and Vale UHB dietitians share what they know about the truth of fad diets.

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Artificial intelligence 'did not miss a single urgent case'

Artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some leading experts, research suggests. A study by Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Google company DeepMind found that a machine could learn to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 eye conditions.

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Hilary Sharp awarded for her All Wales work with BAPIO

Hilary Sharp, Senior Medical Workforce Manager at Cardiff and Vale UHB, was recently awarded for her all Wales work where she has been leading with the Indian organisation British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) on Medical Training Initiatives (MTI) since 2016.

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Six kidney transplants in 30 hours at Cardiff's UHW

Any transplant begins with a phone call but on Sunday, the phone in the Cardiff Transplant Unit kept ringing. It was to prove the start of a remarkable few days as specialists at University Hospital of Wales completed six kidney transplants in 30 hours.

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Beekeeping course gives staff a buzz

There was a buzz in the air when six members of staff from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) recently took part in an Introduction to Beekeeping course, to promote health and wellbeing.

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Y Bont successful to create a Family Funzone

Y Bont has been awarded a grant of £530,059 for the Y Bont's 'Family Funzone' The 5 year project will engage with disabled children and their families in Bridgend to reduce the challenges they face, in particular isolation and a lack of social opportunity, encouraging them to develop peer support amongst each other, build relationships and enjoy an active lifestyle through activities that include the whole family.

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