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Consultation open for third sector’s first Digital Code of Practice

Third sector organisations from across the UK have been invited to contribute to the UK's first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year. The code will aim to help charities improve their digital skills and increase their take up of digital activity and is being funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. It will be voluntary and free to access, and the steering group is keen to hear from charities of all sizes as part of the consultation.

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Brexit Health Hub launched

Public Health Wales’ Policy Team has launched a Brexit Health Hub resource as a guide to current discussions and considerations of the potential policy implications of leaving the EU.

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Patient-turned-nurse now works with staff who treated him as a child

Cardiff nurse Liam Dando has had his fair share of being on the other side of a hospital bed. As a child he was a regular patient at the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff but these days he works alongside some of the nurses who took care of him. And as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this year, he is grateful for the care he’s received throughout his life.

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Boys more 'cliquey' than girls

Whether it's due to popular teen films such as Mean Girls or gender stereotypes most people imagine girls form more cliques than boys. Yet a new study contradicts this, suggesting that boys are more likely to form tight-knit friendship groups. Researchers say analysing social mixing patterns is important for infectious diseases and vaccination planning.

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The Benefits of Cycling

If, like us, Geraint Thomas’ barnstorming performances have got you gripped to the Tour de France, now might be a great time to dust off your shorts and get back on the saddle. Cycling is a great way to get around; it’s good for both you and the environment around you. Riding your bike is one of the best ways for you to reduce your risk of ill health while simultaneously building your cardiovascular fitness and having fun on two wheels!

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

It’s the height of summer and the UK is experiencing one of the longest heatwaves in recent memory so it’s a perfect time to talk about “the sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D.

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Is heading a football bad for your health?

Headed goals by Harry Kane and Harry Maguire were among those which propelled England to their best World Cup performance since 1990. But can repetitive heading cause damage to the brain and lead to long-term health problems?

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Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team Celebration Event

The Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team held their annual celebration event recently. The aim of the event is to give the Public Health team an opportunity to showcase and celebrate some of the work they have undertaken over the past year with a wide variety of partners around prevention and well being within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

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