August 04, 2017
Diabetes UK wants to hear about the experiences of people from BAME and ethnic minority backgrounds as they put together their new 'Future of Diabetes' report. If you live with diabetes or care for someone who does, please take a few minutes to complete their short survey and make sure your voice is heard.
August 02, 2017
Authorities are warning London residents about people posing as fire safety officers to break into homes after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
There have been increased reports of people trying to gain access to people's homes on the pretext of testing smoke alarms or saying that they are there to carry out health and safety checks
Taking part in a book club or language class builds brain strength in old age - but 'brain trainer' games might not help at all.
Regularly stimulating the brain with mental exercises and activities is important for improving brain health and protecting against dementia, a report found.
July 20, 2017
One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, according to researchers, including staying in education until over the age of 15, reducing high blood pressure, obesity and hearing loss in mid-life (45-65 years old), and reducing smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation and diabetes in later life (over 65 years old).
July 19, 2017
Vincentian Care Plus is looking for an inspirational leader for its CEO opportunity
Do you want a career that makes a fundamental difference? Do you care about how older people are supported in their own homes? Vincentian Care Plus is looking for a chief executive officer to lead its team of staff and volunteers and work with the trustee board to shape its future strategy.
July 10, 2017
Having a good reason to get out of bed in the morning is likely to give you a better night's sleep in it at the end of the day because you feel more at ease and happier with your life, research suggests.
July 03, 2017
Now's the time to nominate your volunteers for an award from the Mayor of London as part of the Team London 2017 Achievement Awards - nominations close on 21 July 2017.
Deaths from heart disease and strokes caused by smoking have fallen dramatically since lighting up in pubs, restaurants and other enclosed public places in England was banned 10 years ago.
June 28, 2017
Every year millions of people across the UK fall prey to scammers, and London residents are no exception.
July is Scams Awareness Month, a national campaign set up to raise awareness and help reduce the impact of scams through the provision of advice and support.
June 21, 2017
PHE has been assessing air quality over the past week in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire and this shows no detectable deterioration in air quality as a result of the fire and the wider risk to people's health is therefore minimal.