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One in ten people over forty years old in Britain are vitamin D deficient

As many as one in ten people in Britain over forty years old may be vitamin D deficient, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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Global violence rates could be halved in just 30 years, say leading experts

Research shows that homicide rates in many countries are falling; leading experts from around the world believe that global rates of homicide and other interpersonal violence – such as child abuse and domestic violence – could be reduced by as much as 50% in just 30 years if governments implement the right policies.

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Why live vaccines may be most effective for preventing Salmonella infections

Vaccines against Salmonella that use a live, but weakened, form of the bacteria are more effective than those that use only dead fragments because of the particular way in which they stimulate the immune system, according to Dr Pietro Mastroeni and researcher from the University of Cambridge.

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Walking, cycling and public transport beat the car for wellbeing

Walking or cycling to work is better for people’s mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). A report published today reveals that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited […]

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Lesbian, gay and bisexual men and women report poorer health and experiences of NHS

A survey of over two million people has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual men and women in England are more likely to report poor health and unfavourable experiences of the National Health Service than their heterosexual counterparts.

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Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, say the team behind a new study. A new study, published in Nature Climate Change, suggests that – if current trends continue – food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the […]

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