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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.”


IMF lending conditions curb healthcare investment in West Africa, study finds

Research shows budget reduction targets and public sector caps, insisted on by the IMF as loan conditions, result in reduced health spending and medical ‘brain drain’ in developing West African nations.

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Physical activity, even in small amounts, benefits both physical and psychological well-being

Largest-ever smartphone-based study examining the relationship between physical activity and happiness has found even minimal activity can have positive effects.

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Cambridge to play major role in €400m EU food innovation project

The University of Cambridge wins access to a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, grow and distribute food.

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Cutting welfare to protect the economy ignores lessons of history, researchers claim

Amid ongoing welfare cuts, Cambridge researchers argue that investment in health and social care have been integral to British economic success since 1600. They warn that cutting welfare and social care budgets during times of economic hardship is a “historically obsolete” strategy that ignores the very roots of British prosperity. Writing in the leading medical […]

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Wellcome Trust Population, Environment and Health team visit: 20 December

The Wellcome Trust Population, Environment and Health team will visit Cambridge University on Tuesday the 20th of December to give an overview of their funding schemes and invite your feedback on the changes they have made to their funding in a town hall forum. Please register here if you would like to attend.

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Inability to safely store fat increases risk of diabetes and heart disease

A large-scale genetic study has provided strong evidence that the development of insulin resistance – a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart attacks and one of the key adverse consequences of obesity – results from the failure to safely store excess fat in the body.

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