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The hospice remembering children in birdsong

Ty Hafan's children's hospice, just along the coast from Barry Island in south Wales, holds a special place in their hearts. And now, as part of a remarkable new sound installation, the names of more than 300 children who were cared for there will be celebrated in the form of birdsong.

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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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