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

Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

18 Dec 2019

People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to...

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Women in STEM: Emma Glennon

17 Oct 2019

Emma Glennon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research on...

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Menu labelling linked to less fat and salt in food at major UK restaurant chains

16 Oct 2019

Food sold at restaurants whose menus display energy information is lower in fat and salt than that of their competitors, according to new research...

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Women in STEM: Valentina Ndolo

01 Aug 2019

Valentina Ndolo is a Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, where she is a PhD student developing mathematical models to...

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Parents’ lenient attitudes towards drinking linked to greater alcohol use among children

12 Jun 2019

Children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking...

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Food and drinks industry uses non-profit organisation to campaign against public health policies, study finds

03 Jun 2019

A new study shows how a non-profit research organisation has been deployed by its backers from major food and beverage corporations to push industry-...

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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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