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Would you be able to take part in a diary study research project?

We’re working with the University of Salford and digital development company Sigma on a research project about how older people use technology. We’re looking for people aged over 65 to complete short diary entries about what technology, gadgets, or any type of interface they’ve used or avoided

If you’re a smoker, quitting is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. We know it’s easier said than done, so Public Health Dorset and LiveWell Dorset are working together to support people to make this change. We are encouraging people who

Campaign launched to inspire people to put smoking behind them

If you’re a smoker, quitting is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. We know it’s easier said than done, so Public Health Dorset and LiveWell Dorset are working together to support people to make this change. We are encouraging people who

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We want your views about changes to sexual health services

We’re planning to improve sexual health services in Dorset to make them easier to use. And we want to know if you think we’ve got it right. At the moment, the services available vary depending where in Dorset you live, and you could find that you need

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Sobering up – how Dorset is tackling drug and alcohol harm

Alcohol and drug use is changing – and we’re working with partners to tackle it across Dorset. Health programme advisor Will Haydock tells the story of changing habits and future plans for reducing alcohol and drug-related harm.  By Will Haydock Whether it’s a newspaper reporting about binge

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Spare a little thought for food – how Dorset is tackling malnutrition

Malnutrition is a serious condition affecting many older people. In Dorset, a number of agencies have come together to tackle the issue. Health programme advisor Michelle Smith told the story to BBC Breakfast in Dorset this week. By Michelle Smith Media reports this week about the worrying

To book on to one of the forthcoming Smoking cessation workshops, either book through the Dorset Local Pharmacy Committee website or at the following links: 14 January 2016, Dorford Centre, Dorchester. Book online. 3 March 2016, Wimborne Community Learning and Resource Centre. Book online. Please note you

Smokestop training – new dates

To book on to one of the forthcoming Smoking cessation workshops, either book through the Dorset Local Pharmacy Committee website or at the following links: 14 January 2016, Dorford Centre, Dorchester. Book online. 3 March 2016, Wimborne Community Learning and Resource Centre. Book online. Please note you

It’s World Aids Day. Our head of sexual health, Joanne Wilson, talks about her experiences of working in the field, why we need to rethink our views about HIV and how online testing is the key to diagnosing and treating people early. By Joanne Wilson As I

Why it’s time to rethink HIV

It’s World Aids Day. Our head of sexual health, Joanne Wilson, talks about her experiences of working in the field, why we need to rethink our views about HIV and how online testing is the key to diagnosing and treating people early. By Joanne Wilson As I

For many people, quitting smoking can be a daunting experience. They may have tried many times before or have always wanted to quit or cut down, but haven’t been able to make that change. This is why we, along with our health improvement service LiveWell Dorset, are

Could you inspire people to quit smoking?

For many people, quitting smoking can be a daunting experience. They may have tried many times before or have always wanted to quit or cut down, but haven’t been able to make that change. This is why we, along with our health improvement service LiveWell Dorset, are

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E coli infections in Dorset

Since July 2014, there have been several cases of a rare strain of E coli infection across Dorset. The strain, known as E coli VTEC 055, hasn’t been seen in this country before. It has made several children and adults ill as was shown in the recent

Winter can be a tough time for many people,  especially if they are old or vulnerable. This is why we’re working with health partners and Dorset Fire and Rescue to help older people stay safe and warm during the coming winter months. A number of organisations nationally,

Working to keep people safe and warm this winter

Winter can be a tough time for many people,  especially if they are old or vulnerable. This is why we’re working with health partners and Dorset Fire and Rescue to help older people stay safe and warm during the coming winter months. A number of organisations nationally,

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New law bans smoking in cars carrying children

We know that secondhand smoke is harmful, especially to children. Smoke can do much more damage to children because their lungs are smaller and they are still developing their immune system. Smoking in cars carrying anyone under 18 is now illegal. Both the driver and passenger could

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UPDATED: Call out the instigator, because there’s something in the air

In this blog post, senior analyst David Lemon talks about the dangers posed by air pollution and how more research will help find ways to monitor and reduce it. It has been updated with a video of David Lemon talking about pollution and the risks it poses

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