The UK government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), introduced in April 2018 to help combat childhood obesity and related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, has resulted in soft drinks manufacturers in the UK lowering the sugar levels in their drinks, researchers have found.
Discover world leading public health research taking place at Cambridge at this year’s Cambridge Science Festival! The festival will run from 9-22 Mar 2020, and bookings now open. Every year, public health scientists from Cambridge join the Cambridge Science Festival to explain how their research tackles today’s big threats to public health. The festival programme […]
China’s coronavirus outbreak: what do we know, what can we learn? Hitting the headlines daily is escalating concern about a new virus outbreak believed to have originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus which is thought to have jumped the species barrier from animal […]
The Faculty of Public Health (FPH), the professional standards body for public health specialists and practitioners, has just published their new five-year strategy. The strategy outlines the FPH’s mission to work with its members to promote and protect human health and its wider determinants for everyone in society, through: Playing a leading role in assuring an effective […]
Estimates produced by the MRC Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge underpin the key messages of Public Health England’s new report: ‘HIV in the UK: towards zero HIV transmissions by 2030’. The report shows that thanks to increases in HIV testing, fewer people remain unaware of their HIV status, with a consequent fall in […]
Many people tend to put on weight as they leave adolescence and move into adulthood, and this is the age when the levels of obesity increase the fastest. This weight gain is related to changes in diet and physical activity behaviour across the life events of early adulthood, including the move from school to further […]
A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA ‘errors’ that increase an individual’s risk of developing the disease. The scientists involved say these errors may influence as many as 190 genes.
The popular emphasis on technology being harnessed by individuals fails to consider how it can be used to improve social determinants of health, say Richard Milne, Edo Richard, Eric B Larson, and Carol Brayne
Despite increases in overall life expectancy there is still an inequality, with lower life expectancy observed more often in disadvantaged groups. It is well known that those in higher social classes have a typical life expectancy several years longer than those with the lowest. Similarly, life expectancy and levels of good health vary between UK […]
Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive ‘liquid health check’, assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine.