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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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Tackling 'waterworks' problems in men over 50
Almost one in three men over 50 in the UK has 'waterworks' problems. Many mistakenly accept their symptoms as a normal part of getting older or simply feel too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. But NICE guidance can help.
May 19, 2010

NICE helps share good practice
People in Gloucestershire are keeping fit, thanks to the introduction of cycle networks and walking routes developed by the primary care trust's public heath team.
April 26, 2010

Reducing deaths from heart disease
Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of premature death in the UK. For example, from 2006 to 2007, it cut short the lives of more than 31,000 people. However, new recommendations from NICE, in the form of two new publications, look set to tackle the problem head on.
April 6, 2010

Preventing smoking in schools
Children who start smoking before the age of 16 find it harder to quit - and are twice as likely to continue to smoke as those who begin later in life. They are also more likely to be heavier smokers. That's why work in schools to discourage the habit is so important.
March 22, 2010

Boost for breast milk banks
Donated breast milk can literally be  a life-saver for sick infants. NICE guidance "makes the whole process clearer for mothers" and reassures healthcare staff that donated breast milk is safe to use.
March 8, 2010

Simple checklist could save many lives
People who are admitted to hospital should be offered a simple check to see if they are at risk of getting a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis), according to NICE guidance issued in January 2010.
February 15, 2010

Birmingham sight clinic wins 2009 clinical award
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust won a NICE Shared Learning Award for a new service to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of sight loss in the UK.
February 1, 2010

Award-winning approach to NICE guidance
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust won a NICE award for a system set up to ensure clinicians in the Children's Directorate are fully aware of all NICE advice that's relevant to their work.
January 18, 2010

Addaction wins 2009 Health and Wellbeing Award
Addaction Staffordshire, a branch of the UK's largest drug and alcohol treatment charity, won the 'Health and Wellbeing' category of our 2009 Shared Learning Awards for improving local, pharmacy-based needle and syringe programmes.
January 4, 2010

Shaping NICE's agenda to support a cost effective NHS
NICE helps NHS make best use of limited resources.
December 14, 2009

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