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

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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Why we just can't stop eating: the complex truth behind obesity

23 Jul 2018

Obesity is often characterised as nothing more than greed and lack of willpower. The truth is far more complex.

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Loneliness is contagious – and here's how to beat it

16 Jul 2018

One in three adults is affected by loneliness. It's time for us to take a risk and let others into our lives, says Olivia Remes, PhD candidate at the...

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The stresses and strains of work and unemployment

26 Jun 2018

A stressful workplace can damage your health. But so too can being out of work. Cambridge researchers are trying to understand why both situations...

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Cambridge researchers join new initiative on urban air pollution

25 Jun 2018

Cambridge researchers are part of a cutting-edge project unveiled by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan last week to better understand Londoners’ exposure to...

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Scientists create ‘genetic atlas’ of proteins in human blood

06 Jun 2018

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and MSD has created the first detailed genetic map of human...

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Ditching the car may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and stroke by almost a third

22 May 2018

Is it time to ditch the car and find a more active way of getting to work? It could save your life, say Oliver Mytton and Jenna Panter from the MRC...

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Labelling alcoholic drinks as lower in strength could encourage people to drink more, study suggests

26 Apr 2018

Wines and beers labelled as lower in alcohol strength may increase the total amount of alcoholic drink consumed, according to a study published in...

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Sense of control and meaning helps protect women from anxiety, study suggests

24 Apr 2018

People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less likely to have anxiety disorders even when going through...

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