Integration of healthcare (free at point of delivery from the NHS) and social care (means-tested and provided by local authorities) is under increasing scrutiny as the 2014 Care Act comes into effect. Research by Dr Brian Sloan, a legal scholar currently based at CRASSH, addresses some big questions about the legal framework and the ways in which the elderly and vulnerable are supported.
The PublicHealth@Cambridge network is building 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.”
Inflammation – the body’s response to damaging stimuli – may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published today in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The finding is one of the outcomes of research using a powerful new genetic tool that mimics the behaviour of certain anti-inflammatory drugs. The technique […]
Financial incentives could help one in five women quit smoking during pregnancy, according to new research published today in the journal Addiction. The study, led by Professor Theresa Marteau and researchers at the University of Cambridge and King’s College London, found that only a small number of women ‘gamed’ the system to receive the incentives […]
People who sleep for more than eight hours a day have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study by the University of Cambridge – and this risk doubles for older people who persistently sleep longer than average. However, the researchers say it is unclear why this association exists and call for further research […]
Supermarket price promotions are more likely to lead to an increase in sales of less healthy foods than healthier choices in supermarkets, according to a study published today. However, the study of shopping patterns amongst almost 27,000 UK households found that supermarkets were no more likely to promote less healthy over healthier foods. Price promotions […]
A new Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, will aim to give a major boost to dementia research in Cambridge. The £450,000 specialist centre, coordinated by Professor Carol Brayne, will fund four PhD projects based at the Universities of Cambridge, Bangor, Newcastle and Sheffield, which will all look at the potential impact of […]
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Upcoming Cambridge events
- New Cambridge Research - Caring and sharing: challenges, costs and questions of dignity http://t.co/A9SgjqKabP 8 hours ago
- New Cambridge Research - Million man study examines long-term effects of blocking inflammation http://t.co/KzqRfOFJIW 6 days ago
- Researchers from Cambridge and KCL find shopping vouchers could help one in five pregnant women quit smoking http://t.co/JxzodUbrZT 6 days ago