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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus public-health spotlight-on-public-health infectious-diseases

Almost a quarter of adults living under lockdown in the UK have experienced loneliness

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus mental-health spotlight-on-public-health spotlight-on-neuroscience

Wine glass size may influence how much you drink in restaurants

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health alcohol

Becoming less active and gaining weight: downsides of becoming an adult

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health diet exercise

Deprivation strongly linked to hospital admissions

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health poverty east-of-england

GP clinics could help bridge mental health treatment gap, study finds

Patients experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues could be managed effectively by GP practices, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. This could also help reduce the stigma faced by these individuals. However, specialist treatment may still prove more cost-effective in the long term, say the researchers.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 7, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health spotlight-on-neuroscience mental-health

Menu labelling linked to less fat and salt in food at major UK restaurant chains

Food sold at restaurants whose menus display energy information are lower in fat and salt than that of their competitors, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health food obesity

Antidepressant use more than doubles among over 65s in two decades

The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia (UEA).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health mrc-cognitive-function-and-ageing-study-cfas ageing antidepressants depression mental-health

Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss, say researchers

People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 30, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health diet obesity type-2-diabetes

Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute receives major funding boost

Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, today announced a £30 million award to the University of Cambridge to support the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  future-therapeutics  cardiovascular-disease-cvd  cardiorespiratory  heart-disease  cystic-fibrosis  spotlight-on-public-health

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