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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Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes

Sugar sweetened drinks may give rise to nearly two million diabetes cases over ten years in the US and 80,000 in the UK, estimates a study published in the BMJ. An international team of researchers led by the Fumiaki Imamura at MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, set out to assess whether or not habitual […]

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Antidepressants and pain killers: should we be worried?

New research has identified an increased risk of brain haemorrhage from the combined use of antidepressant medicines and medicines such as ibuprofen. Dr Rupert Payne from the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research looks at the evidence.

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Health costs of ageing could shoot up without technological innovation

A new report co-authored by Cambridge researchers warns that without technological innovation over the next decade, healthcare costs in the UK could be significantly higher than currently projected by the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR).

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Combination of diabetes and heart disease substantially reduces life expectancy

Life expectancy for people with a history of both cardiovascular disease and diabetes is substantially lower than for people with just one condition or no disease, a new study harnessing the power of ‘big data’ has concluded. Researchers at the University of Cambridge analysed more than 135,000 deaths which occurred during prolonged follow-up of almost […]

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Staff-prisoner relationships key to managing suicide risk in prison

In the wake of recent increase in prisoner suicide, new research commissioned by the Harris Review on the views and experiences of prison staff suggests that identifying and managing vulnerable prisoners requires the building of staff-prisoner relationships, ‘knowing the prisoners and understanding what makes them tick’. However, prison staff say that this has been adversely […]

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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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