Population Health News

Research revealing early changes at epigenetic level points to possible new prevention strategies for ovarian cancer

May 24, 2016 09:17AM

The discovery of early changes in the cells of the Fallopian tubes of women carrying the BRCA genetic mutation could open the way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer, reducing the need for invasive surgery, according to research published today in science journal Nature Communications.

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Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England’s strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions

May 24, 2016 09:16AM

Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received the most TPS funding, according to research published in The Lancet .

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Junk food causes similar high blood sugar levels as type 2 diabetes

May 20, 2016 14:28PM

A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal Experimental Physiology.

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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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