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‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

A ‘brain training’ game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, suggests a study published today in The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. There’s increasing evidence that brain training can be beneficial for boosting cognition and brain health, but it needs to […]

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Opinion: Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives, but for some it can be a crippling condition. Writing for The Conversation, Olivia Remes, a PhD candidate at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, looks at what science tells us about beating the disorder. Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to […]

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An award winning fortnight for Cambridge Institute of Public Health

Professor Carol Brayne, Director of Cambridge Institute Public Health, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to public health medicine – one of two awards bestowed on Institute academics in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Earlier this week, she was also awarded the Faculty of Public Health’s 2017 […]

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Using statistics to impact national HIV policy: A spotlight on the MRC Biostatistics Unit

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been a serious public health concern in the UK, and continues to be one of the biggest epidemics of our time. It is estimated that in 2014, over 100,000 people living in the UK had HIV, 1 and that 36.7 million individuals were living with HIV globally in 2015. 2 The disease, which attacks […]

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Spotlight on mental health research from across the Network

Spotlight on Mental Health: the 2017 Public Health@Cambridge Network Showcase The fantastic thing about this year’s event (which took place 14 June) was the way mental health was illuminated from such different angles and sources, from cognition to criminology and economics, education, history, public health, psychology, psychiatry and sociology. There were twelve reasonably short talks […]

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Cambridge Institute of Public Health congratulates our first Dame – Professor Theresa Marteau

Professor Theresa Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU) and member of Cambridge Institute of Public Health, has been appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to public health in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Her research focuses on behaviour change to prevent inactivity, smoking, and […]

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