Girls are twice as likely to show signs of depressive symptoms linked to social media use compared to boys at age 14, according to new UCL research.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Dr Gillian Stoltman and Dr Joseph Stoltman prizes for 2018. Gillian and Joseph Stoltman set up the prize in order to support outstanding students with a real passion for Public health, who will be able to use the money to further fund their public health opportunities. A prize worth £500 is awarded for each of the courses below.
ICLS Director Yvonne Kelly has given evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into social media and young people's wellbeing.
The large inequalities in risk of an emergency cancer diagnosis by age and deprivation have barely changed in the past decade, according to new research from UCL’s Epidemiology of Cancer and Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), in collaboration with Public Health England. The study, published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analysed cancer registry data on over 2 million patients diagnosed with one of 33 different cancers in 2006-13.
Andrea is an Austrian-British student who completed her PhD in 2018 in the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health investigating the genetic and environmental origins of food and drink preferences and their relationship with adiposity, under the supervision of Dr Clare Llewellyn. She is now working as a postdoctoral researcher in the new UCL-based NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit.
This month IEHC talks to Eleonora Iob, PhD Student within IEHC's Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health.
This month IEHC talks to Dr Anne Peasey, IEHC Director of Education, Institute Graduate Tutor (Taught) and Director of the MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology programme
A new Lifecourse Podcast episode in which the CEO of the Royal Society for Public Health and Yvonne Kelly at ICLS discuss the negative impacts of heavy social media use on young people’s mental health and happiness. They also talk about the RSPH #ScrollFreeSeptember campaign and the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into the issue. https://soundcloud.com/icls/taking-time-out-to-scroll-free
Led by Public Health England, and co-produced with University of Sheffield and the UCL Institute of Health Equity, this report aims to inform local and national action by PHE and other bodies.
Rising demand and costs have put the NHS and workforce under immense strain – improving health and reducing inequalities is more important than ever. And, of course, improving health equity is central to the mission and work of the NHS and all those working in it.
The Executive Summary Report of the Commission of the Pan American Health Organisation on Equity and Health inequalities in the Americas
To address the need to reduce inequalities in health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) created the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas in 2016, to assess the best evidence and propose actions to improve inequalities in health outcomes of the people in the Americas.
A diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, plant-based food and fish, typical of a traditional Mediterranean diet, could help lower depression risk, according to new research from UCL.
Dr Daisy Fancourt (Behavioural Science and Health) has been successful in securing funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), following their recent announcement to invest £8 million in new mental health research networks.
Professor Rosalind Raine (Applied Health Research), Professor Robert West (Behavioural Science and Health) and Dr Jo Waller (Behavioural Science and Health) have case studies featured in The UCL Cancer Domain. This UCL domain underpins UCL’s distinctive cross-disciplinary approach to cancer research, bringing researchers together to advance our understanding of cancer and develop improved diagnostics and treatments.
Eight new Mental Health Networks have been announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today, Thursday 06 September 2018, to bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions.
This month IEHC talks to Floriana Bortolotti, Administrative Assistant and Green Champion within the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Leonard Cheshire and the Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a disability data portal at the Global Disability Summit on 24th July 2018. The Leonard Cheshire Disability portal will tackle gaps in data and provide detailed and high-quality information related to a range of specific disabilities. For the first-time, disaggregated data from multiple and diverse sources across 16 development indicators in 40 countries will be pooled together in one resource and cross-country comparisons can be made. Data around key development themes including inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination is now available. The portal will help the global community to identify and understand the lives of people with disabilities around the world and specific measures and strategies can therefore be implemented accordingly. https://www.disabilitydataportal.com/