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Smoking Research

Tobacco control charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales is supporting a submission to the UK Government warning that smoking on TV and in films encourages children to take up smoking. The submission to the Science and Technology Select Committee, sent jointly by ASH England and the UK Centre [… more]

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Improved Sanitary Provision

Rhondda Cynon Taf will become the first Council in Wales to introduce an improved and consistent approach to schools’ provision of free sanitary products for female learners – following Cabinet Members’ agreement. On Thursday, April 19, Cabinet agreed an implementation plan for the new measure, which will require all schools [… more]

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Macmillan Reaches Thousands

Macmillan’s mobile cancer information and support service in Wales has reached 37,252 people across Wales, which is enough to fill half the Principality Stadium. The service operates as a bus unit, called Bronwen, that travels around the country, visiting towns and cities along with her team of cancer information and [… more]

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Stay Well in Wales Survey

53 per cent of people in Wales agree that more money should be spent on preventing illness and less on treating it. Only 15 per cent disagreed. The national Stay Well in Wales survey, run by Public Health Wales and Bangor University, found that the Welsh public have a strong preference for more [… more]

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Zumbathon Fundraiser – Update

A Pontypridd family who suffered the loss of one of their twin daughters as a result of a rare pregnancy complication have vowed to turn their heartbreak into something positive. Rhiannon and Gareth Jenkins, who live on The Common, Pontypridd found out they were expecting twins in 2017, but the [… more]

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New Diagnostics Hub Opened

Picture – cwmtaf.wales A new ‘Diagnostics Hub’ has been opened at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, as part of its vision to expand high quality imaging capacity covering the region. The Hub, officially opened by Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, will comprise two CT scanners and two MRI [… more]

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Organ Donation – Wales

More people in Wales are consenting to have their organs donated than any other UK country, latest figures show. The latest Organ Donation and Transplantation statistics reveal a 72% consent rate and approximately 24.3 donors per million population (pmp), putting Wales at the top of the list. Statistics also show [… more]

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Your views wanted!

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales wants to hear from older people living with dementia, and their carers, about what kind of respite care they would like to see at an upcoming event being held at the University of South Wales in Pontypridd on Friday 2nd February 2018. The Commissioner [… more]

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App for Fitness

Want to keep an eye on your upcoming classes, fitness progress or just the latest Leisure for Life news? We have an APP for that! Need to book a space in Zumba, check swimming times or even take out a Leisure for Life membership? Do it now with just a [… more]

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Listen Again: Neil Watkins

There’s been a Macmillan group set up in Pontypridd raising money for the charity. Neil Watkins popped in to chat to Howard Griffiths to tell us more GTFM is supporting the building of the new unit near Llantrisant Click the image for more details

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