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Anti-inflammatory drugs could help treat symptoms of depression, study suggests

Anti-inflammatory drugs could be used to treat some cases of depression, concludes a new review led by the University of Cambridge.

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Designing sustainable healthcare buildings

The environmental control of hospital buildings is particularly important. Appropriate temperatures and air flows are required to protect vulnerable patients from potentially harmful extreme temperatures and the spread of airborne pathogens. Uncontrolled temperature variations can also negatively impact some pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Simultaneously, efforts must be made to minimise carbon emissions, which in turn […]

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Evaluations in Public Health

Winston Churchill said, “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous and conflicting information”. Nowhere is this truer than in public health. The potential to benefit society through evidence-based evaluation is substantial. At the Regional Academic Public Health Forum at University of East Anglia in October 2016, academics and non-academics discussed some […]

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Opinion: How to build a mentally healthy workplace – step-by-step

An estimated one in four people worldwide experience a mental health problem at one point in their life. As we mark World Mental Health Day, it is clear that policy makers and the public are coming to the realisation that there is no health without mental health.

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Assessing the benefits of blue-green infrastructure

Beyond potential harms to habitats(1) and the economy, flooding can also cause a range of harms directly to humans, from drowning, heart attacks, and infectious disease outbreaks, to short and long-term mental health issues.(2) Between 2004 and 2014, 1,000 deaths were linked to flooding across Europe, while over 3.4 million individuals were impacted by flooding.(3) […]

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The challenges of diagnosing pancreatic cancer: new pointers for clinicians

Pancreatic cancer – the 10th most common cancer in the UK – is difficult to diagnose. This new study by Cambridge researchers examines diagnoses and makes suggestions for how it can be improved.

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