Population Health News

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

Feb 07, 2017 10:37AM

E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine .

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New Director of MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL

Feb 01, 2017 14:09PM

UCL and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Nish Chaturvedi, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, as the new Director of the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL. The MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) which lies at the heart of the Unit’s work is the oldest of the British birth cohorts. Established in 1946, the lifelong commitment and enthusiastic engagement of its study members have resulted in major advances in our understanding of life course influences on health and social wellbeing.

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Gene key for chemically reprogramming human stem cells

Jan 30, 2017 13:42PM

Scientists have discovered the gene essential for chemically reprogramming human amniotic stem cells into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells, in research led by UCL and Heinrich Heine University.

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UCL Research Department of Infection and Population Health

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The aim of the Department is to reduce the population impacts of infection, and to promote individual health by means of the prevention and treatment of communicable and non-communicable disease. We work locally, nationally and internationally to realise this goal.

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Our high quality range of teaching programmes are led by senior academics and researchers, who are immersed in cutting edge areas of research and passionate about passing on their knowledge and experience to the future leaders of public health research...Find out more

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There are four groupings: the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research, the HIV Epidemiology & Biostatistics Group, the Health Psychology Unit and the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology...Find out more


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