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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.”

Should breast implants come with a health warning?

Newspaper reports suggest that France may be considering health warnings – or even an outright ban – on breast implants, following a cancer scare. Should women be concerned? Dr Suzanne Turner from the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, looks at the truth behind the headlines.

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Join in and vote at the “Hands off My Health Records?” panel debate at Science Festival – 22 March

Join Institute scientists and guests at “Hands off my health records?: why sharing your health data matters” on Sunday at the Cambridge Science Festival. Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE. MAP The panel will look at how health records have the power to transform treatments during illness […]

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Healthcare at the touch of a finger

A pocket-sized fingerprint scanner that links individuals’ fingerprints to their health records has been created by a team of students and has the potential for widespread health benefits, according to a new study. In an article in the peer-review journal Global Health: Science and Practice, four students – three of them Gates Cambridge Scholars – […]

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Fifteen new breast cancer genetic risk ‘hot-spots’ revealed

Scientists have discovered 15 previously unknown genetic ‘hot-spots’ that can increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, according to research published today in Nature Genetics.

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Public Health events at the Cambridge Science Festival 2015

Welcome to the Cambridge Science Festival 2015, which invites everyone to explore world-leading science. The festival presents a series of events between Monday 9th and Sunday 22nd of March,  including a number of events relevant to public and population health. We hope the selected highlights below will be of interest: Future reactive – children’s visions […]

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Caring and sharing: challenges, costs and questions of dignity

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.

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