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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.”

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The PHG Foundation seeks new trustees

The PHG Foundation is an independent health policy think tank with a special focus on how genomics and other emerging health technologies can provide more effective, personalised healthcare and deliver improvements in population health. We are passionate about the role that science can play in this endeavour, as evidenced by the strapline we have used […]

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Opinion: More accountability needed in how drugs are priced and reimbursed

Public Health Network Steering Committee member Lawrence King (University of Cambridge department of Sociology) and colleagues discuss how EU member states use complex policy instruments to determine how much they are willing to pay the pharmaceutical industry for its products.

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Support from family and friends important to help prevent depression in teenagers

The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers has been highlighted in research from the University of Cambridge.

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Sexual transmission involved in tail-end of Ebola epidemic

Researchers led by the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that some of the final cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone were transmitted via unconventional routes, such as semen and breastmilk.

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Areas with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity

New research from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge indicates that people who live or work near to a greater number of takeaway outlets are more likely to eat more takeaway food and to be overweight.

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Walking and cycling good for health even in cities with higher levels of air pollution

The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air pollution, according to a study led by researchers from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge.

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