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Guidance in Focus gives the general public, including patients and carers, an insight into some of the latest health advice from NICE.

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NICE gives green light to treatment for type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes affects around 2.5 million people in the UK. A healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and  being physically active can help prevent or alleviate the symptoms. In addition, NICE guidance published in October recommends a treatment called liraglutide (Victoza, Novo Nordisk) for some of those affected.
November 29, 2010

Helping children and young people who wet the bed
Around one in five children aged 4½ - and almost one in ten of those aged 9½, occasionally wet the bed. It can also happen to older children and young people, affecting their emotional wellbeing and their social life. Now new NICE guidance aims to ensure all those up to the age of 19 receive the support and treatment they need.
November 1, 2010

NICE calls for extra help for pregnant women living in difficult circumstances
Women living in areas of high deprivation in England are five times more likely to die during pregnancy or after childbirth than those living in more affluent areas. Their babies are also around twice as likely to be stillborn or to die shortly after birth. New NICE guidance is calling for the re-organisation of antenatal care services to ensure these women - and others facing difficult circumstances when pregnant - get the extra help they need.
September 22, 2010

NICE advice to improve the food we eat will be focus of Heart of Mersey event this month
Heart of Mersey is hosting an event at the end of September to highlight NICE's guidance on how to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). The guidance focuses on the food we eat and confirms the need for a 'population-level' approach.
September 6, 2010

Helping overweight and obese women lose weight before or after pregnancy
Obese and overweight mums-to-be face a range of potential problems during pregnancy and childbirth. Yet health professionals do not, as a matter of course, tell women about these risks and the importance of keeping to a healthy weight before - and after - pregnancy. New NICE guidance aims to change this.
August 17, 2010

NICE tackles 'neglected' cancer
Over 10,000 patients each year in England and Wales are diagnosed with a cancer that has spread to different parts of their body from an unknown source - and little is known about which types of treatment work best.
August 3, 2010

Helping women to quit smoking during pregnancy
All pregnant women should be assessed to determine whether they (or their unborn child) are being affected by tobacco smoke, whether it's from the mother-to-be or others around her who smoke.
July 20, 2010

NICE update on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease aims to improve patient care
An estimated 3 million people in the UK suffer breathlessness, a long-term cough or other symptoms caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But only around 900,000 are ever diagnosed.
July 6, 2010

Helping to curb alcohol problems  
One in 4 men and women are now believed to be drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol. It results in an estimated 15,000 deaths (and almost 900,000 hospital visits) a year in England, at a cost to the NHS of £2 billion every year.
June 22, 2010

Providing relief for constipated children and young people
Up to a third of children and young people may suffer from constipation. New guidance from NICE can help parents and care workers recognise the symptoms.
May 28, 2010

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