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Four out of five men attend potentially life-saving AAA screening

The latest annual report published for the Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (WAAASP) shows that uptake of screening increased last year with four of out of five men invited taking up their offer of screening. Read more

The Cost of Poor Housing in Wales

A new report, jointly published by Public Health Wales, BRE Trust and Welsh Government, was launched on the 30th January at a Welsh Government led Housing Information Group Seminar. The event aimed to give those with an interest in housing statistics in Wales an opportunity to find out about the latest developments in housing. Read more

Organisations commit to protect and improve health and the natural environment in Wales

Natural Resources Wales and Public Health Wales have made a commitment to work more closely together to protect and improve the lives and health of people in Wales, as well as the natural environment they live in. Read more

Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee papers published

The next Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 11 February 2020. Read more

Health news from the BBC

Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

A drug molecule “invented” by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine. Read more

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. Read more

Coronavirus: Could it become pandemic?

New coronavirus has now reached more than 20 countries from China, where the epidemic or disease outbreak began over a month ago. Read more

HIV vaccine hopes dashed by trial results

Hopes have been dashed an experimental vaccine could protect people against HIV, the virus that causes Aids. Read more

Peanut allergy drug approved by the US FDA

The US has approved its first treatment for peanut allergies in children. Read more

The shelter giving wine to alcoholics

A Canadian scheme that tries to stabilise alcoholics by giving them measured amounts of wine is to be tested in Scotland. Read more

Landmark study to transform cancer treatment

More than a thousand scientists have built the most detailed picture of cancer ever in a landmark study. Read more

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