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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.”


Public health highlights: Cambridge Science Festival

Every year, public health scientists from Cambridge join the Cambridge Science Festival to explain how their research tackles today’s big threats to public health. The festival programme for 2017  features hundreds of mostly free talks, exhibitions and hands-on events – including many from Cambridge Institute of Public Health and PublicHealth@Cambridge Network members. This year’s public […]

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Concerns over wasting doctors’ time may affect decision to see GP

In the study, published today in the journal Social Science and Medicine, researchers from the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research report how the theme of ‘wasting doctors’ time’ arose so often during interviews conducted with patients about their experiences of primary care that they chose to study this topic in its own right.

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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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