Publications

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
10/05/11
Find out what's in the 2011 spring edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
 
28/03/11
Simple advice for you to improve your health and well being.
 
07/03/11
Find out what's in the 2010 winter edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
 
07/03/11
The 2010 summer edition of the Smokebugs newsletter is now available.
 
22/10/10
Carbon Monoxide - the ‘silent killer’
 
24/03/10
Information you need to know about drugs and alcohol.
 
09/03/10
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.
 
15/01/10
A balanced diet is essential to give your body what it needs to be healthy.
 
04/01/10
The summer edition of the Smokebugs newsletter is now available.
 
04/01/10
Read what's happening in the autumn edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
 
31/12/09
Find out what's in the winter edition of the Smokebugs newsletter.
 
 
02/07/09
In a severe heatwave you may get dehydrated and your body may overheat, leading to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Both need urgent treatment.
 
01/07/03
Eating a healthy diet doesn’t mean you can’t eat the food you enjoy.
 
02/02/09
Health Challenge Wales is about better health and well-being information and activity
 
28/01/09
This booklet explains how to recognise and treat headlice
 
26/01/09
The document is aimed at all organisations and groups that can contribute in some way to improving people’s well being
 
20/01/09
Keep yourself safe from harm.
 
20/01/09
Finding skin cancer early saves lives, so it is very important to know the signs.
 
20/01/09
Skin cancer is very common in the UK and more people get it each year.
 
19/01/09
Mobile phones have many benefits
 
19/01/09
Useful facts on the use of sunbeds.
 
16/01/09
Information on healthy living for people with learning disabilities
 
15/01/09
A self-help book designed to help stop smoking
 
15/01/09
This booklet explains the effects of ‘secondhand’ or environmental tobacco smoke.
 
15/01/09
Information for pregnant women, partners and families
 
15/01/09
Tips for smokers living with children
 
14/01/09
How to reduce your risk
 
13/01/09
Anyone can be affected by mouth cancer, whether they have their own teeth or not
 
08/01/09
The SmokeBugs! newsletter is sent out to members of the SmokeBugs! club every three months.
 
06/01/09
Any man can get testicular cancer - but those aged 20 to 50 are more at risk.
 
11/12/08
The Health Challenge Wales campaign posters are available in minority ethnic languages
 
10/12/08
Knowing how many units you drink is an important part of responsible drinking.
 
03/12/08
More than one in three people in Wales will develop cancer during their lifetime.
 
03/12/08
Important information on preventing the spread of Norovirus
 
02/12/08
This leaflet explains the need to get the right treatment for common illnesses such as colds and coughs without encouraging antibiotic resistance
 
02/12/08
What you need to know.
 
17/11/08
Bacteria have all been found on hands that have not been properly washed after using the toilet
 
23/10/08
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.
 
20/10/08
Information on stopping the spread of germs.
 
17/06/08
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.
 
08/05/08
Small and inexpensive changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your health.
 
22/04/08
Healthy, straightforward cooking with the Prince’s Trust.
 
22/04/08
Top tips for applying sunscreen properly.
 
22/04/08
Sunbathers aren't the only ones who enjoy rising temperatures. Food-poisoning bugs also like it hot.
 
15/04/08
Whether you’re in an at-risk category for developing diabetes or not, it’s worth knowing how to prevent it developing.
 
15/04/08
Mental health poster campaign.
 
09/04/08
A toolkit to help community organisations and groups in Ceredigion promote healthier lifestyles.
 
20/02/08
A stroke happens when the normal blood supply to your brain is cut off.
 
30/11/07
Drinking may make you feel lively, witty and relaxed.
 
28/11/07
Back pain affects nearly everyone at some point, but is rarely serious and the best advice is to keep moving and stay active.
 
28/11/07
Driving is more complex and demanding than it used to be.
 
28/11/07
This leaflet explains the various speed limits on the roads and the road safety reasons for them.
 
27/11/07
MRSA is not a new problem - the strains first appeared in the early 1960's.
 
27/11/07
Hospital acquired infections refer to any infection that occurs during a patient's stay in hospital.
 

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