Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~8 min
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Lack of understanding of common heart condition leads to missed treatment opportunities, study suggests
Poor awareness of a condition known as Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) – the cause of a half of all cases of heart failure in England –
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
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Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely to
July 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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People who work in jobs that require less physical activity – typically office and desk-based jobs – are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than
July 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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Cambridge researchers find major health inequalities – as well as a geographic divide – between the most and least deprived English towns. They say that life
June 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests
An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers.
May 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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One in four adults (24 per cent) in the UK have felt lonely because of coronavirus, according to a longitudinal study that is tracking mental health across the pandemic.
April 22, 2020 • ~4 min
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The size of glass used for serving wine can influence the amount of wine drunk, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The study found that when restaurants served wine in 370ml rather than 300ml glasses they sold more wine, and tended to sell less when they used 250ml glasses. These effects were not seen in bars.
Feb. 28, 2020 • ~5 min
Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two reviews published today and led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Jan. 20, 2020 • ~5 min
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People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The difference was particularly pronounced among manual workers and those with lower education level.
Dec. 18, 2019 • ~5 min
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