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“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.”


Mediterranean diet could lower risk of cardiovascular disease in UK

Britons eating a Mediterranean diet could lower their risk of developing heart disease and stroke, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. In this study, the first of its kind carried out in a UK population, the researchers found that healthy individuals with greater adherence to a Mediterranean-type diet had 6 […]

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2016 Network Showcase: Political Economy of Public Health

The 2016 PublicHealth@Cambridge Network showcase event took place on Tuesday 6th September at Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College with a theme of Political Economy and Public Health.

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Dementia: Catching the memory thief

It’s over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed. How close are we to having effective treatments – and could we even prevent dementia from occurring in the first place?

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Vaccination uptake among Traveller communities significantly lower than in general population

Traveller communities have significantly lower uptake of vaccinations compared to the general population, suggesting that more work needs to be done to promote understanding and appreciation of the benefits of vaccination among this population, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. In a study published this week in the Journal of Public Health, researchers […]

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South Asian patients have worse experiences of GP interactions, study suggests

Communication between doctors and South Asian patients is poor, according to national GP surveys, but a question has been raised about whether this reflects genuinely worse experiences or differences in responding to questionnaires. Now, a new study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that it is in fact the former – […]

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New hypertension & blood pressure genes revealed

Thirty-one new gene regions linked with blood pressure have been identified in one of the largest genetic studies of blood pressure to date, involving over 347,000 people, and jointly led by the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). High blood pressure or hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease […]

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