The PublicHealth@Cambridge network is a multi-disciplinary community for public health research across Cambridge.

“Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health and well-being of whole populations, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.”

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Public Health@ Cambridge 2015 Showcase

The 2015 PublicHealth@Cambridge Network showcase event took place on Monday 8th June at the Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College.  This event was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the range of public health and wellbeing research being conducted across Cambridge and explore future collaborative approaches. The full programme for the day is below along with links to […]

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New NICE thresholds could miss up to 4,000 women per year at risk from diabetes in pregnancy

The new threshold for diabetes in pregnancy recently introduced by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) misses a significant number of women at risk of serious complications, a report published today by Cambridge researchers shows.

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Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may reduce heart disease and mortality

Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research published today by the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge.

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Public Health and Ageing Policy Challenge

The PublicHealth@Cambridge and CSaP Policy Challenge on Ageing was set up to investigate ways to develop a future vision of what an ageing society might look like, and the benefits to society.

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Head of Department elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations to Professor John Danesh, Head of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, who has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Forests could play a vital role in efforts to end global hunger

About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger, but the world’s forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods. In fact, forests and forestry are essential to achieving food security as the limits of boosting agricultural production become increasingly clear, according to a new report released today.

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