Putting public health research into practice has had major impacts worldwide, resulting in longer, healthier lives.

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity

28 May 2019

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower...

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Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests

20 May 2019

Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new...

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Discovery of genetic variants that protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes could lead to new weight loss medicines

18 Apr 2019

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research...

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

21 Mar 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same...

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Young at heart

13 Mar 2019

Improvements in public health, education and medicine mean that our lives are much longer than at any point in human history. Thanks to studies of...

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Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you’ll be hungover, study finds

08 Feb 2019

'Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer' goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists have now shown that it...

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Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

15 Jan 2019

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the...

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Automated phone calls may help patients to take medicines as prescribed, pilot study suggests

07 Jan 2019

Remembering to take medication is vital for managing long term health conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or multiple conditions...

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Removing sweets and crisps from supermarket checkouts linked to dramatic fall in unhealthy snack purchases

18 Dec 2018

Policies aimed at removing sweets and crisps from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction in the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat ‘on-...

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Pregnancy losses and large numbers of children linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease

30 Nov 2018

Women who experience pregnancy loss and do not go on to have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke...

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A healthy lifestyle cuts stroke risk, irrespective of genetic risk

25 Oct 2018

People at high genetic risk of stroke can still reduce their chance of having a stroke by sticking to a healthy lifestyle, in particular stopping...

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Experts warn of cardiovascular risk from heavy metal pollution

29 Aug 2018

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of...

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