Please find a list of health related publications produced by Health Challenge Wales.
There are a variety of subjects available to download including:
- safety (inside and outside the home);
- alcohol - what makes up a unit and drinking responsibly;
- infections - for example, how to prevent diseases spreading;
- smoking - useful guidance on stopping;
- diseases including different types of cancer, dementia, stroke and cardiovascular disease; plus
- a number of booklets and posters on living a healthy lifestyle.
There are also a number of publications that are not available to download but you can obtain a copy by contacting the publications line on 0845 606 4050 or email the
Find out what's in the 2011 spring edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
Simple advice for you to improve your health and well being.
Find out what's in the 2010 winter edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
The 2010 summer edition of the Smokebugs newsletter is now available.
Carbon Monoxide - the ‘silent killer’
Information you need to know about drugs and alcohol.
Many people consider coronary heart disease to be a male problem and research shows that most women think breast cancer is a greater threat. But women are four times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer.
A balanced diet is essential to give your body what it needs to be healthy.
The summer edition of the Smokebugs newsletter is now available.
Read what's happening in the autumn edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
Find out what's in the winter edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
Where to get help and advice.
In a severe heatwave you may get dehydrated and your body may overheat, leading to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Both need urgent treatment.
Eating a healthy diet doesn’t mean you can’t eat the food you enjoy.
Health Challenge Wales is about better health and well-being information and activity
This booklet explains how to recognise and treat headlice
The document is aimed at all organisations and groups that can contribute in some way to improving people’s well being
Keep yourself safe from harm.
Finding skin cancer early saves lives, so it is very important to know the signs.
Skin cancer is very common in the UK and more people get it each year.
Mobile phones have many benefits
Useful facts on the use of sunbeds.
Information on healthy living for people with learning disabilities
A self-help book designed to help stop smoking
This booklet explains the effects of ‘secondhand’ or environmental tobacco smoke.
Information for pregnant women, partners and families
Tips for smokers living with children
How to reduce your risk
Anyone can be affected by mouth cancer, whether they have their own teeth or not
The SmokeBugs! newsletter is sent out to members of the SmokeBugs! club every three months.
Any man can get testicular cancer - but those aged 20 to 50 are more at risk.
The Health Challenge Wales campaign posters are available in minority ethnic languages
Knowing how many units you drink is an important part of responsible drinking.
More than one in three people in Wales will develop cancer during their lifetime.
Important information on preventing the spread of Norovirus
This leaflet explains the need to get the right treatment for common illnesses such as colds and coughs without encouraging antibiotic resistance
What you need to know.
Bacteria have all been found on hands that have not been properly washed after using the toilet
Chronic (ongoing) kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney failure, is a long-lasting and irreversible condition that is caused by damage to the kidneys.
Information on stopping the spread of germs.
More members of the Girl Guiding Association across Wales are taking part in the Health Challenge Wales badge as part of their response to the challenge.
Small and inexpensive changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your health.
Healthy, straightforward cooking with the Prince’s Trust.
Top tips for applying sunscreen properly.
Sunbathers aren't the only ones who enjoy rising temperatures. Food-poisoning bugs also like it hot.
Whether you’re in an at-risk category for developing diabetes or not, it’s worth knowing how to prevent it developing.
Mental health poster campaign.
A toolkit to help community organisations and groups in Ceredigion promote healthier lifestyles.
A stroke happens when the normal blood supply to your brain is cut off.
Drinking may make you feel lively, witty and relaxed.
Back pain affects nearly everyone at some point, but is rarely serious and the best advice is to keep moving and stay active.
Driving is more complex and demanding than it used to be.
This leaflet explains the various speed limits on the roads and the road safety reasons for them.
MRSA is not a new problem - the strains first appeared in the early 1960's.
Hospital acquired infections refer to any infection that occurs during a patient's stay in hospital.