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27 Feb 2013
A new report shows that alcohol consumption in England much higher than reported
Research published in the European Journal of Public Health finds that over three quarters of people in England could be drinking in excess of the recommended daily alcohol limit. The researchers say that it is currently unknown who consumes nearly half of all of the alcohol sold in England, as self-reported alcohol consumption only accounts for 40-60% of alcohol sales
25 Feb 2013
We must challenge any normalisation of sexism on university campuses
Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister, calls on the government and universities to tackle the normalisation of sexism on campuses, following the NUS research on ‘lad culture’
21 Feb 2013
One in 10 children are now obese when they start school - we need action
Diane Abbott, shadow public health minister, has attacked the government over their failing obesity strategy, as the latest data from the NHS Information Centre, shows that almost all the indicators for the future of the crisis are still pointing the wrong way.
13 Feb 2013
The horsemeat scandal: Diane Abbott slams ministers over their handling of the horsemeat crisis
In a House of Commons debate, Diane Abbott argues that the quality of our food is too important a matter to be left to private equity predators.
07 Feb 2013
Health inequalities are chilling and it needs more action
The government must do more to tackle health inequalities. We need to build a society where someone’s health and life chances are not determined by their social status at birth.
24 Jan 2013
Fabian Women's Network speech - the sexualisation of women and girls in British society
Keynote speech by Labour's shadow public health minister. The speech addresses a 'pornification' of popular British culture, the sexualisation of British adolescence and the rise of 'sexting' and 'slut-shaming' in schools.
24 Jan 2013
The country’s maternity services are dangerously fragile after this government’s mismanagement
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s shadow public health minister, responds to the Department of Health’s announcement that 100 hospitals are to take part in £25 maternity unit makeover.
24 Jan 2013
We need to work towards creating a society in which young people and adults can navigate their sexualities without risk of shame, harassment or violence. Diane writes for the Huffington Post UK.
15 Jan 2013
The threat to Hackney police and fire stations is a hammer blow
Diane Abbott MP, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington responds to the news that Kingsland fire station and Hackney police station is closing
03 Jan 2013
£2million on healthy eating adverts is wrong when the government's own obesity policies are a disaster
Diane Abbott has criticised the Government's £2million television campaign encouraging healthier diets as an 'insult' when record numbers now rely on food banks, and the government's own obesity policies are a disaster.
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Diane Abbott Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington