People in England’s poorest towns ‘lose over a decade of good health’, research finds

Cambridge researchers find major health inequalities – as well as a geographic divide – between the most and least deprived English towns. They say that life

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health mental-health public-policy inequality england

Opinion: Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss – no country is sufficiently prepared

Two Cambridge risk researchers discuss how national governments are still stuck on "old problems", and run through the things that should be keeping our leaders awake at night. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 1, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change artificial-intelligence public-policy risk pandemic

Food and drinks industry uses non-profit organisation to campaign against public health policies, study finds

A new study shows how a non-profit research organisation has been deployed by its backers from major food and beverage corporations to push industry-favourable positions to policymakers and international bodies under the guise of neutral scientific endeavour.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 3, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health global-health public-policy

Contracts give Coca-Cola power to ‘quash’ health research, study suggests

New study of FOI documents uncovers provisions that could allow the beverage giant to suppress findings from health science it funds at North American universities. Researchers argue that Coca-Cola’s contracts run counter to their public declarations of openness.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 8, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: global-health public-policy sugar

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