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


Improving cognitive ability through education and health may cut dementia risk

27 March 2009

Improvements in education and health could reduce the number of elderly people who suffer from dementia, according to the first study in England...

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Second-hand smoke linked to cognitive impairment

12 February 2009

Exposure to second-hand smoke could increase the risk of developing dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment, according to research...

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IMF loans “strongly linked” to tuberculosis

22 July 2008

The rapid spread of tuberculosis in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union has been fuelled by the economic policies of the International...

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New institute to study obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders

21 July 2008

A new centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus next to Addenbrooke's Hospital will address the growing...

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IMS- Institute of Metabolic Science

Translating research into healthy lives

01 May 2008

MRC-supported initiatives on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus aim to combat health problems linked with obesity and lifestyle.

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Human placental villi showing signs of oxidative stress

Great expectations in pregnancy research

01 February 2008

Most pregnancies develop normally but when complications arise they can have devastating effects. Two recent initiatives in Cambridge hope to...

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ultrasound scanning

Cambridge study links birth weight and long-term mental health

13 December 2007

Research conducted by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the MRC Centre for Lifelong Health and Ageing, has revealed a link between...

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You are what you eat: Investigating nutrition and cancer

01 April 2007

We all know that a good diet is key to good health, but it's now clear that certain foods we eat can unmask underlying susceptibilities to cancer...

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Cambridge experts unite to fight obesity

02 March 2007

<p> In an effort to accelerate the conversion of research findings into better treatments for obesity-related diseases, the MRC has...

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