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

Patients with an ‘empathic’ GP at reduced risk of early death

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health

Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the USA has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-public-health smartphone addiction

Parents’ lenient attitudes towards drinking linked to greater alcohol use among children

Children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking, finds a study from researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health alcohol

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

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower levels of vigorous physical activity, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 28, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-children spotlight-on-public-health obesity exercise

Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests

Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health obesity physical-activity london

Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same figure as found in the West.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-children spotlight-on-neuroscience spotlight-on-public-health autism china

Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you’ll be hungover, study finds

“Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer” goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists have now shown that it doesn’t matter how you order your drinks – if you drink too much, you’re still likely to be ill.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 8, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health alcohol

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