Monthly Archives: June 2013

DISCUSSION PAPER: Policy Decisions in the Transport Sector

SPHR@L Discussion Paper: Policy Decisions in the Transport Sector by Rebecca Steinbach, May 2013 This discussion paper aims to inform SPHR@L’s work as part of the NIHR School for Public Health Research. To contribute to the development of our work on providing useful … Continue reading

Understanding public attitudes towards childhood vaccination

Recent vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks around the world have highlighted the need to better understand what the public think, feel and do about vaccination. This week, academics, public health officials, researchers and students gathered at the School to discuss these issues … Continue reading

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Rising food prices will have disproportionately greater impact on poorer countries

Changes in global food prices will have a greater effect on food consumption in lower income countries and in poorer households within countries, according to new research published in BMJ. The findings have important implications for national responses to increases … Continue reading

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Leukaemia survival in young patients increases six-fold since 1970s

Almost half of teens and young adults with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) – a typically aggressive form of leukaemia – are cured thanks to improvements in treatment and care, according to research published in the British Journal of Haematology. The … Continue reading

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15 – 21 June 2013

Charlotte Watts, Karen Devries and Heidi Stöckl discuss new research revealing that violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic proportions: “This new data shows that violence against women is extremely common. We urgently need to invest in … Continue reading

New Alumni Chapter in Khartoum, Sudan

We are delighted to announce that our brand new alumni chapter in Khartoum, Sudan is now up and running! Alumni chapters are a great way to meet up with old colleagues socially, and to make new connections with successful and … Continue reading