Population Health News

Future of donor anonymity threatened by growth of genetic testing

Apr 13, 2016 15:25PM

The rise of personal genetic testing and growth of international DNA databases could put an end to anonymous sperm and egg donation as donor-conceived individuals may unintentionally discover biological relatives, according to UCL researchers.

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Toddlers’ eating habits may harm long-term health

Apr 06, 2016 09:31AM

UK toddlers are consuming more calories and protein than recommended, potentially putting them at risk of obesity in later life, according to UCL research.

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Lesbian, gay or bisexual individuals twice as likely to suffer mental health issues

Mar 24, 2016 10:03AM

Adults who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are twice as likely as heterosexual adults to suffer from anxiety or depression, according to research from UCL, London Metropolitan University and Public Health England.

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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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