Population Health News

Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life

Mar 24, 2015 10:37AM

Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK.

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More than a third of 12-year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth

Mar 19, 2015 12:46PM

More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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How drinking behaviour changes through the years

Mar 06, 2015 11:06AM

In the UK, frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially amongst men, according to UCL research published in the open access journal, BMC Medicine. Doctors are seeing a growing number of cases of alcohol misuse among the elderly and this finding supports concerns that older people might be abusing alcohol.

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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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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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