Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reducing the risk of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs

Injection drug users who take measures to reduce the risk of contracting hepatitis C are not always motivated by messages about preventing transmission of the disease, according to research published in PLOS ONE. Instead, health services should use messages appealing … Continue reading

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Antenatal care in India: what’s missing?

By Sanghita Bhattacharyya From conception through to birth, a child’s health is very closely linked to its mother’s. The pre-delivery phase is a particularly important stage in the continuum of care. Good information and care during the antenatal period links … Continue reading

What can we learn from trans fat policies in the Americas?

By Modi Mwatsama In May 2013, the World Health Assembly adopted the Omnibus Resolution on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This landmark publication includes the global NCD action plan, goals and monitoring framework. It follows 20 months of negotiations by governments and … Continue reading

Seminar: Causation in Sociology as a Population Science

Speaker:  John Goldthorpe, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford Date: Friday 22nd November 2013 Time: 12:45 – 14:00pm Location: Jerry Morris, Tavistock Place Type of Event: Joint seminar: Centre for Global NCDs & Centre for Statistical Methodology

Reviews and reports: health promotion and child disability

This month Wendy Macdowall, Maggie Davies, and Liza Cragg publish the second edition of their book, Health Promotion Theory. Described as “a readable and engaging overview of health promotion theory and practice from a public health perspective”, the book explores … Continue reading