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public health

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Welfare, Medicine
public healthˌpublic ˈhealth noun [uncountable]  1 PEWMin Britain, health care provided by the government, including medical care and public cleaning services2 Mthe health of all the people in an area a danger to public health
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public healthThe food additives do not appear to pose a public health risk.Differences between clinical medicine and public health in their views on quality assurance are also illustrated.The biggest public health benefit, he said, would come from getting unfit people to exercise at least a little.Taxes were extended to more luxury items and certain public health concessions were restricted for those earning over L40,000,000 a year.Our novel observations are provocative and carry enormous public health implications.A&E can be used as a centre for good public health education in addition to its numerous other roles.Prior to the hepatitis B outbreak, most public health officials had ignored the danger signs in gay male epidemiology.This illustrates the type of practical public health action that could be taken to stem the tide of obesity.We have been warned about global warming, but even more urgent is the threat to public health.
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